Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Artisan Cheeses Win Five New Awards








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            Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Artisan Cheeses Win Five New Awards


Waterloo, WI, July 9, 2015—Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics artisan cheese continues to be recognized for the excellence and fresh flavors of its Mozzarella, String Cheese and Mascarpone. Crave Brothers earned five new awards at the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest, including a first place award in the Mozzarella category for its 1-lb. Part Skim Mozzarella Ball. The high quality mozzarella is perfect for shredding and slicing on pizza, lasagna and paninis. In addition to this latest honor at the Wisconsin State Fair, Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella has received 18 awards at prestigious cheese competitions since 2002.

Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Ciliegene won second place in the Flavored Soft Cheese category at the competition. The cheese is ideal for summer salads, pastas and antipasto plates. It’s marinated in an olive oil/canola oil blend and seasoned with Crave Brothers’ own combination of spices.

Additionally, Crave Brothers earned two awards in the String Cheese category, adding to its previous 20 awards for its Farmer’s Rope String Cheese. Farmer’s Rope String Cheese—a fresh, handmade deli string cheese—received second place in the 2015 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest. Crave Brothers String Cheese Sticks were awarded third place honors. Crave Brothers string cheeses lend themselves to shredding, melting and a variety of appetizer and snack ideas.

In the Open Class Soft and Spreadable Cheeses category, Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone took second place. Made with fresh sweet cream, the rich flavor and velvety texture make Mascarpone a luxurious summery choice for serving with fresh berries or peaches. It’s also a versatile ingredient for dessert such as tiramisu or Chocolate Mascarpone Pie. All told, Crave Brothers Mascarpone has received more than 25 awards.

Visit the Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics artisan cheese website at to learn more about these award-winning cheeses. You’ll also find easy summer recipes. Family owned and operated, Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics are made with fresh milk from the Crave family’s own dairy cows. The Crave Brothers farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100% green power and practices water conversation and recycling. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese also has the distinction of being a carbon negative company: The operation produces more energy with its biodigester than it uses.


The Crave family farms 2000 acres of rich land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the manure digester to water recovery, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s dairy herd.

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