Hear ye! Hear ye! Old Europe Cheese has done it again!
Old Europe Cheese took first place honors in the 2019 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. Our Reny Picot Saint Rocco Triple Crème Brie received a composite score of 99.4—deeming it the first place winner of the Brie and Camembert category.
About the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest is the only contest of its kind in North America as no other national contest includes all dairy products. This means that cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, milk, whipping cream, sour cream, and whey processors all able to compete in this prestigious national contest. The winning companies are then afforded the unprecedented opportunity to promote and market their products as “the best of the best” in North America.
This year’s contest received a record number of entries (more than 1,500) and judging was held in late August at MATC Culinary Arts School in Madison, WI. At the World Dairy Expo in Madison on October 1st, all category first place winners will be auctioned off. A portion of the proceeds from the contest auction will be used to fund scholarships that are awarded annually to deserving students pursuing careers in the dairy industry.
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, American Cheese Society, and the United States Championship Cheese Contest.