Green Bay Wisconsin- Chicago-based dairy manufacturer and award-winning cheesemaker Caputo Cheese took home three awards at the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest. Caputo Cheese won first place for their hand-dipped Ricotta Red and third place for both their artful Nodini knots and signature hand-made Burrata.
Caputo’s Ricotta Red earned first place in the highly competitive Ricotta category, impressing the acclaimed panel of judges with its clean and creamy flavor and light consistency. Handcrafted from whey, Caputo’s Ricotta Red is ladled by hand and packaged in baskets while still warm to maintain a delicate consistency.
Third place in a Fresh Mozzarella category went to Caputo’s signature Nodini knots. The hand-knotted bundles of soft, fresh cheese are individually crafted with skimmed cow’s milk for a delicate texture, and a rich and creamy flavor.
Caputo Cheese’s handcrafted Burrata, a mozzarella pouch filled with an exquisite combination of fine shreds of fresh mozzarella (Stracciatella) and cream, also captured third place.
“It is an honor to be recognized across three distinct categories, considering how many talented competitors entered this year’s competition.” says Natale Caputo, President of Caputo Cheese and son of founders, René and Pasquale. “There’s a lot of passion and dedication that goes into our fresh cheeses, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to showcase our commitment to crafting high-quality fresh cheeses and humbled to receive such prestigious recognition in the industry.”
The United States Championship Cheese Contest takes place bi-annually in Wisconsin. An awards banquet will be held in April.
About Caputo Cheese
Since 1978, the Caputo family has been crafting the finest cheese at their world-class facility in Chicago. Caputo Cheese’s award-winning products possess the quality, flavor and consistency that only high standards and family pride can produce. Italian cheese takes center stage at Caputo Cheese and
the full experience for the cheese lover is available through foodservice and our retail locations. For more information, visit www.caputocheese.com