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   Caputo Brothers Creamery Wins Bronze At World Cheese Awards 2017
by Caputo Brothers Creamery
Posted: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:10PM EST

Spring Grove, PA - Caputo Brothers Creamery of Spring Grove, PA has been named among the winners at the 30th annual World Cheese Awards in London, standing out from the crowd as over 3,000 entries were judged in a single day at Tobacco Dock on Friday, November 17.

Caputo Brothers Creamery was awarded a coveted Bronze award for its Vecchio (Ricotta Salata) - a whey-based ricotta that is salted and aged for at least 6 weeks. This cheese is higher in moisture than traditional Ricotta Salata, allowing for a funky rind development and giving this cheese a distinct flavor, totally unexpected from a whey-based cheese. The Vecchio also recently won first place at the 2017 American Cheese Society for Traditional Regional Italian Cheese.

With entries from a record breaking 35 different countries judged at the 30th anniversary edition of the World Cheese Awards, which formed part of this year’s Taste of London Festive Edition, Caputo Brothers Creamery has shined a spotlight on its cheese on this truly international stage.

Owner Rynn Caputo explains, “From the first time I tasted our Vecchio (Ricotta Salata) cheese, I knew we had something very special and truly unique on our hands. Even still, I had no idea how it would be received by the cheese world. Being named a finalist for the Good Food Awards, receiving first place in the American Cheese Society competition, and now a Bronze Medal at the World Cheese Awards all in its first year on the market...I think it is safe to say that the rest of the world thinks it is pretty special too. To say that we are excited, humbled, and downright beside ourselves would be an understatement!”

Entries made their way by road, rail, air and sea, via 12 consolidation points located in every corner of the globe, which channelled cheeses into London from nations including Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Columbia and South Africa. The 230-strong judging panel brought together more nations than ever before, representing six continents and 29 different countries, from South Africa and Japan to Mexico and the USA, to taste, nose and grade all 3,001 cheeses in a single day, giving Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Gold awards to winning cheeses.

With the top 16 cheeses selected, the audience then gathered at Taste of London Festive Edition to watch the International Super Jury debate the world’s best cheeses. Made up of top names from the global curd community, featuring cheese makers, buyers, retailers and writers, the final panel made their cases for their chosen cheeses live on World Cheese TV, before crowning this year’s World Champion Cheese.

Taste of London Festive Edition took place at Tobacco Dock in London from November 16-19. For more information, visit https://london.tastefestivals.com.

For more information: Kyle Carter, Director of Culinary Experiences. 717-850-6045 or kyle@caputobrotherscreamery.com

About Caputo Brothers Creamery
Deciding on their honeymoon to quit their Fortune 500 jobs, David and Rynn Caputo attended culinary school in Calabria, Italy for four months. After traveling across all twenty regions of Italy, they knew they were destined to make their culinary passion their life’s work. Upon returning to the States and recognizing the void of cheeses they had grown to love, the idea for a creamery was born, and aptly named after their sons, Giovanni and Matteo - The Caputo Brothers. Caputo Brothers Creamery, based in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, has produced handcrafted, authentic Italian cheeses since 2011.

Source: Caputo Brothers Creamery


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