Hear ye! Hear ye! Old Europe Cheese has done it again!

Old Europe Cheese was recently recognized for excellence by the American Cheese Society and brought home three medals from the 2019 ACS Competition in two categories: 

  • Category: Camembert, made from cow’s milk
    • Bronze Medal: Old Europe Cheese 8 oz Camembert
  • Category: Soft-ripened flavored cheeses, all milks
    • Bronze Medal: Old Europe Cheese 3 kg Brie with Herbs
    • Silver Medal: Old Europe Cheese 3 kg Brie with Black and Green Peppercorns 

Old Europe Cheese will be adding these medals to our collection already including four gold medals, one silver medal, and six bronze medals from the American Cheese Society.

About the American Cheese Society

The American Cheese Society is the leader in promoting and supporting American cheeses, providing the cheese industry with educational resources and networking opportunities, and encouraging the highest standards of cheesemaking focused on safety and sustainability.

About the ACS Competition

The American Cheese Society Competition is the largest judging and competition of its kind for American-made cheeses. The competition is held in an effort to shine the spotlight on American cheesemakers by showcasing their talents and work as leaders within the industry, both for their excellent cheesemaking and commitment to food safety. The competition takes places each year in conjunction with the ACS Annual Conference. Winners are announced at the awards ceremony held during the conference. 

About Old Europe Cheese

Old Europe Cheese began handcrafting artisan specialty cheeses in Benton Harbor, MI under the Reny Picot brand in 1987. Since then, Old Europe Cheese has set its focus on the production of soft-ripened Brie and Camembert as well as some semi-soft cheeses, including Gouda, Edam, Fontina, and Mantoro.

All equipment in the Old Europe Cheese factory is state-of-the-art and designed exclusively for use in the manufacturing of the company product line. The cheesemaking process is truly an art form, and many old techniques are still followed in conjunction with advances in technology and adherence to strict sanitary guidelines.

Old Europe Cheese has been the recipient of hundreds of the most prestigious awards in the dairy and cheese industries, including awards in the World Championship Cheese Contest and the United States Championship Cheese Contest. 

Click here to learn more about Old Europe Cheese award-winning Reny Picot cheeses or find them in a store near you!