Sartori Cheese announced that Chai BellaVitano was named "Best New Dairy Product" at the 2013 International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, UK. One of the world's largest competitions, over 4,285 cheeses from 27 countries were entered this year by the world's best cheesemakers.
In addition to Sartori's Chai BellaVitano receiving gold recognition as the "Best New Dairy Product" it also won the "Cheese, Savoury Additives" category. Using a blend of black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, the Chai mixture is hand-rubbed onto a wheel of BellaVitano Gold.
Earning silver recognition was Sartori's Limited Edition Pastorale Blend – a unique blend of cow's milk and sheep's milk – for "Mixed Milk", Cognac BellaVitano – a complex celebration of nutty flavors with toasted notes of vanilla and caramel – for "Cheese, Savoury Additives" and Balsamic BellaVitano – sharp to the taste and filled with hints of raisins – for "Cheese, Sweet Additives."
Sartori's Merlot BellaVitano, received bronze recognition in the "Cheese, Sweet Additives", while Espresso BellaVitano, hand-rubbed with freshly roasted espresso grounds, paralleled the award by winning bronze recognition in the "Cheese, Savoury Additives".
Lastly, MontAmore was awarded a "Very Highly Commended" honor in the "Specialty Cheese – Hard Pressed" category for its sweet, tangy and all-around creamy flavor.
"This is the first year we've participated in this 116 year old competition and we couldn't be more thrilled with the outcome," says Jim Sartori, CEO. "Winning eight awards and being named 'Best New Dairy Product' is an honor and we are extremely proud of our Team Members and Patron Farm Families. Today's results are a true testament to the hard work and dedication they put into their craft."
Sartori has been producing artisan and premium cheese for seven decades for specialty, retail, ingredient, restaurant and food service markets. Based in Plymouth, Wis., Sartori has an impressive array of award winning cheese noted for innovative approaches and consistent top quality across their entire line. For more information, please visit www.sartoricheese.com or call directly at 800-558-5888.
SOURCE: Sartori Cheese