After winning the world’s best Camembert title, Agropur is named the maker of the best cheddar in the world!
Saint-Hubert, March 5, 2020 – Agropur is proud to announce that its Grand Cheddar Aged 3 Years and Grand Cheddar Aged 1 Year – both made at its Quebec, Canada plant – have been awarded the “Best Cheddar Aged Two Years or Longer” and “Best Cheddar Aged One to Two Years” titles at the prestigious World Championship Cheese Contest, held March 3-5 in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Cooperative won a total of 13 awards at the 2020 edition of the major international cheese competition, including six gold.
Agropur also excelled in the Mild Provolone category, sweeping the top three places with cheeses made at its Luxemburg and Lake Norden plants in the United States. The jury was similarly impressed by the Smoked Provolone from Agropur’s Luxemburg plant, which took first and second place in its category.
Feta produced at Agropur’s Weyauwega, WI plant took home the top prize in the Feta category for the fourth consecutive year, while Fat-Free Feta from the same plant picked up the gold medal in the “Lowfat Cheeses” category.
The biennial World Championship Cheese Contest is the world’s largest technical cheese competition. A jury of 55 experts recognized by the world’s top master cheesemakers assesses all technical aspects of cheeses from the best cheesemakers in 26 countries.
Agropur inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agropur Cooperative, which is a North American dairy industry leader founded in 1938. With sales of $5.5 billion $USD in 2019, Agropur is a source of pride to its 3,024 members and 8,800 employees who pursue its vision every day: “Better dairy. Better world.” www.agropur.com
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