Elizabeth, NJ— Atalanta is excited to announce that our exclusive partner Chimay won awards at the first annual New York International Cheese Competition. There were over 200 submissions from 5 countries in 40 categories. Chimay À La Premiere received the overall Bronze Medal, and the Chimay Monastary was named the Belgium Washed Rind Creamery of the Year in the individual international awards.
Chimay À La Prèmiere is washed with the most popular Trappist beer brewed on-site at the monastery. The first Chimay beer, “La Prèmiere,” now sometimes known as Chimay Rouge, has been brewed since 1862 and gives the À La Prèmiere cheese a distinctive fruity flavor perfectly balanced tang. The award-winning cheese has a creamy, supple texture and a slight cellar funk.
Chimay is a beloved brand with rich, storied tradition. Based in a Belgian Trappist Monastery founded in 1850, they brew beer and craft cheese on-site just as they’ve done for countless generations. Two hundred thirty local dairies provide fresh, high-quality milk to Chimay, who uses electricity from 100% renewable sources to reduce the abbey’s carbon footprint. Additionally, 90% of the profits generated from Chimay’s beer and cheese are donated to charity.