Emmi Roth USA Wins Five Medals At 2011 World Cheese Awards

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. – Emmi cheeses captured five medals at the 2011 World Cheese Awards, including three gold medals for its KALTBACH range of cave-aged cheeses.

KALTBACH Alpine Extra, a raw-milk, semi-hard cheese with a tangy aroma and complex flavor, was the star of the show, winning both a gold medal in the New Cheese and Hard or Semi-Hard categories. KALTBACH Alpine Extra is a new creation aged to perfection by the cellar masters at the KALTBACH caves located on the edge of the Wauwiler Moos area in the canton of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Also earning gold medals were KALTBCH Cave-aged Le Gruyère AOC, a fruity-tangy Gruyère and genuine classic among Swiss hard cheeses, and Piz Bever, a Swiss Mountain Cheese made daily from high pasture cows in small alpine dairies. Capturing a bronze medal was Appenzeller Extra, washed with an herbal brine, giving it a spicy aroma.

“These five, award-winning Swiss cheeses represent the best of the best, and we are excited to offer each of them in the United States,” said Guido Kaelin, Vice President of Marketing at Emmi Roth USA.

The World Cheese Awards is the largest cheese competition in the world. This year, 200 international judges tasted more than 2,500 cheeses from 30 countries.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hamm, Emmi of Switzerland Marketing Manager at 845-268-9990 ext. 130 or visit www.emmirothusa.com .

About Emmi Roth USA, Inc.

Emmi Roth USA, a subsidiary of Emmi Group, is a leading provider of specialty and artisan cheeses and premium fresh dairy products. Our expansive portfolio includes award-winning cheeses from Switzerland, Europe, and the United States, each crafted with pride from the freshest local milk. Key cheese brands include Kaltbach cave-aged, Grand Cru and Buttermilk Blue. Our specialty dairy products include Swiss Premium Yogurt and Caffe Latte, Emmi’s chilled coffee drink crafted with fresh roasted coffee and the finest milk. Tradition and innovation balance perfectly to deliver distinctive offerings of the highest quality to the retail and food service trades. For more information on Emmi Roth USA and our impressive product assortment and innovative solutions, visit www.emmirothusa.com.

Source: Emmi Roth USA, Inc.