Elizabeth, New Jersey— Atalanta and its exclusive suppliers Mariposa Dairy and Quality Cheese won multiple awards at the 36th annual American Cheese Society competition, held in Richmond, Virginia from July 31 until August 3, 2019.
The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leader in promoting and supporting American cheeses, providing the cheese community with educational resources and networking opportunities, while encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking. This year’s Judging & Competition, the largest competition of its kind for American-made cheeses, saw 1,742 entries.
Celebrity® Goat Cheese Original won 2nd place among fresh rind-less goat’s milk cheeses, its third award in the last several years. Celebrity® Goat Salted Butter won 3rd place in the goat’s milk butter category.
From Lenberg Farms™, Ashlyn, a creamy chèvre made from Canadian goat’s milk enveloped in a delicate white, bloomy rind, and bisected by a layer of vegetable ash, took home 3rd place among soft ripened cheese made from goat’s milk. Over the past several years Ashlyn has also received awards from The International Cheese & Dairy Awards and the Canadian Royal Cheese Awards.
Tania is a Tuscan-style sheep’s milk cheese from Lenberg Farms™, made with 100% Ontario sheep’s milk. Aged for six months, the cheese develops a semi-firm, smooth texture and a mellow flavor with earthy undertones. Tania won 2nd place for sheep’s milk cheeses aged over 60 days. Ashlyn and Tania are a collaboration between Mariposa Dairy and Quality Cheese.
Atalanta is an exclusive partner of Mariposa Dairy, a premium cheese company in southern Ontario, Canada. Celebrity Goat Cheese crafts fresh goat cheeses from Mariposa Dairy’s own herd, which graze on a high-protein diet of roasted soybeans for highest quality milk. In 2009, Atalanta along with Mariposa Dairy and Quality Cheese launched Lenberg Farms, their artisanal brand featuring cheeses that require aging—cheddar, feta and sheep’s milk cheese.
Quality Cheese Inc. is a Canadian cheese producer and an exclusive partner with Atalanta. They are a distributor and retailer of Italian specialty cheese and cheese snack products. Incorporated in 1988, the company produces a large selection of specialty cheese for the retail and food service sectors.