WILLOWS, Calif.— Sierra Nevada Cheese owners, Ben Gregersen and John Dundon show their amazing talent and creativity, once again, for consistently producing award winning cheese and dairy products at their one facility in Willows, CA.
Sierra Nevada Cheese company earned eleven awards at the recently held 36th Annual American Cheese Society Competition in Richmond, VA on August 2, 2019. Among 1,742 entries, SNCC received three 1st place awards which included yogurt and goat cheese, six 2nd place awards including goat yogurt, goat cheese, goat butter, farmer cheese and crème fraiche, and two 3rd place awards for its Capretta Rich and Creamy Goat Yogurt and organic jack cheese.
SNCC continued their winning streak in the World Cheese Awards held in Italy. America’s best cream cheese, Gina Marie, got the opportunity to show off it’s simple delicious flavor and texture to the world by earning a Silver Award. The Organic Smokehouse also won a silver award. The biggest excitement came about when the Sierra Nevada Cheese owners Ben and John found out that their Organic Farmhouse White Cheddar won the “Super Gold” Award (only 84 cheeses in the world and 6 from the United States earned the prized “Super Gold” this year!).
Ben Gregersen, co-owner of Sierra Nevada Cheese, said, “We have a great team here at Sierra Nevada Cheese with a commitment to quality. I’m very excited about the diverse range of cheeses and cultured dairy products what won awards this year. We must also give credit to our close relationship with our local family farms, and their dedication to grazing. After all, it starts with good quality milk.”
About Sierra Nevada Cheese Company-
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company was founded by Ben Gregersen and John Dundon in 1997. Ben’s family roots run deep in the Dairy Industry; his parents emigrated from Denmark as third generation dairy farmers and began a creamery upon arriving in the United States. John’s experience in dairy started while working at a family creamery in Mt. Shasta. He eventually worked for Ben’s family at Foothill Home Dairy in Sacramento. Ben and John share a passion for making high quality, natural cheese while supporting local dairy farmers who treat their animals humanely. Many of the dairy animals are grass-fed and organic. In 1997, the two began Sierra Nevada Cheese Company built on the foundation of using traditional manufacturing processes to create wholesome dairy products with distinctive and natural flavors.