Three New Awards for Crave Brothers Cheese at the U.S. Cheese Championships







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 Three New Awards for Crave Brothers Cheese at the U.S. Cheese Championships


Waterloo, WI, March 24, 2015—Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics has earned three new awards, including Best of Class for Fresh Mozzarella, at this year’s U.S. Championship Cheese Competition held March 17 to 19 in Milwaukee. Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association for 34 years, the U.S. Championship Cheese Competition is the nation’s largest cheese, butter and yogurt competition. This year’s record-breaking number of 1,885 entries came from 28 states.

Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics was awarded Best of Class in the Fresh Mozzarella category, with a score of 99.15 out of a possible 100 points. This prestigious award marks the 19th time Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella has been recognized for its excellence. The fresh, milky cheese comes in pearl size, cherry size, bocconcini, ovoline (egg size), medallions, 8-oz. and 1-lb. balls, and 1-lb. logs. It’s an ideal cheese for flatbreads and pizzas as well as grilled vegetables.

 In the Open Class: Flavored Soft Cheeses category, Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Marinated Fresh Mozzarella earned Second Place, with a score of 99.55 points. To create this cheese, Fresh Mozzarella is marinated in an olive oil/canola oil blend and seasoned with Crave Brothers’ own combination of spices to complement salads, pastas and antipasto plates.

In the String Cheese category, Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese was awarded Second Place, with a score of 99.45. Over the years, this fresh handmade part-skim mozzarella has received a total of 21 awards. It is well suited for shredding and melting. Use it for soup garnishes, creative appetizers and snacks.

            Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics artisan cheeses are made with milk from the Crave family’s dairy cows. The Crave Brothers farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100% green power, and practices water conservation and recycling.

Visit the website for Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese to find recipes featuring these award-winning cheeses. You can also learn about the other Crave Brothers cheeses at


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 and a team of dedicated staff, is made with milk from the family’s herd.

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