Category-leading goat cheese brand, Montchevre®, took home distinguished awards on two new-to-market products at this year’s World Championship Cheese Contest.
Multi-award-winning Montchevre® Blueberry Lemon fresh goat cheese earned Silver in the “Soft Goat’s Milk Cheeses, Flavored With Sweet Condiments” category, scoring 99.5 points out of 100. The brand’s new Blueberry Lemon flavor puts a tangy twist on the already top-selling Montchevre Blueberry Vanilla goat cheese log fans have enjoyed for years. Hand-rolled in blueberries and infused with lemon zest, this fresh goat cheese is perfect for snacking and a great ingredient for baking, too. Whether home chefs fold it into a blueberry hand pie for a refreshing bite or top off their favorite pancakes with a few crumbles, this flavor is meant to be enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Newly released Montchevre® Cranberry Port Topped goat cheese was awarded Bronze in the “Soft Goat’s Milk Cheeses, Flavored” category, scoring 98.25 points out of 100. Montchevre® Cheese’s new line of topped goat cheeses features rich and creamy chèvre layered with gourmet toppings to create the perfect solution for entertaining or snacking. The award-winning Cranberry Port variety is topped with a combination of sweet, port-spiked cranberries, orange, ginger and lemon. The tartness of the cranberry and tanginess of the goat cheese pairs well with a dry rosé or light, citrusy white wine.
Hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the World Championship Cheese Contest is the world’s premier technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition. This year’s competition received 2,978 entries from 29 nations. Out of all the nations represented, cheeses originating from the U.S. were most widely recognized, leading the pack with an impressive 94 Best-In-Class finishes.
The Montchevre® brand is honored to have been twice-recognized in this year’s global competition and credits its network of family farmers and dedicated team of producers who make great-tasting, high-quality Montchevre® goat cheese possible.