Victory for Caputo Cheese at the 2019 American Cheese Society Conference

Chicago, IL. – Caputo Cheese (, creator of award-winning fresh cheese and leading purveyor of fine Italian cheese, is delighted to announce noteworthy industry accolades from the 36th annual American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference on August 2nd. With entries of over 1,742 products from 257 companies, Caputo Cheese won the following awards in their respective categories: 1st place for their hand-dipped Ricotta, 1st Place for their Burratini and 2nd Place for their Nodini. Recognized for the brand’s commitment to quality and handcrafted cheese, Caputo Cheese creates signature products from its world-class manufacturing facility just outside of Chicago.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the ACS and to share this experience with other companies in the industry. These awards belong largely to the Caputo Cheese team for their continuous hard work and dedication to crafting cheese distinction,” explained Natale Caputo, President & Owner, and son of original founders, René and Pasquale Caputo.

Founded by Dr. Frank Kosikowski in 1983 as a national grassroots organization for cheese appreciation, as well as home and farm cheesemaking, the American Cheese Society has become the leader in promoting American cheese and the highest standards in cheesemaking.

With the recent victory from ACS 2019, Caputo Cheese continues to uphold its winning position having earned the top awards in the most distinguished cheese competitions. Earlier in the year, Caputo Cheese won 1st place for their Ricotta at the 2019 US Championship Cheese Contest, as well as 3rd place for both their Burrata and Nodini. Last year, the company captured 1st place for their Burrata and Nodini and 2nd place for their Burratini at the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest. They also received 1st place for their Ricotta, Burrata, Nodini and 2nd place for their Burratini at the 2018 ACS Conference.

Since 1978, the Caputo family has been crafting the world’s finest cheese. Their 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 their online store, along with foodservice and retail stores. Caputo Cheese has two locations: Melrose Park, IL and Lake Forest, IL.