Sartori SarVecchio Parmesan cheese was named Grand Champion at the 2010 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, which took place Aug. 18-19 in Madison, Wis.

The Grand Champion is the “best of the best,” chosen as the top product amongst a record 655 entries competing in 56 dairy classifications. The World Dairy Expo competition involves the newest and most innovative dairy technologies in the country.

"We are very proud to accept such a prestigious award," said Jim Sartori, third-generation owner of the Plymouth, Wis.-based cheese producer. "Our SarVecchio Parmesan is made with incredibly fresh, hormone-free milk supplied by our family-run patron farmers. In addition to our SarVecchio receiving the Grand Champion recognition at this expo, our Sartori Reserve Rosemary & Olive Oil rubbed Asiago and DolcinaR Gorgonzola also won awards. We have worked a long time to develop and refine our cheese. Our patron farmer partners have played a big role in our success. Many of them have been supplying us with milk for the full 70 years." 

"Our farm-to-fork philosophy has enabled us to focus on creating some of the best tasting and quality cheese available,” said Jeff Schwager, president. “It is wonderful and humbling to be recognized by such prestigious organization for the team's efforts."

About Sartori Foods
Sartori Foods has been producing artisan and premium cheese for seven decades serving the specialty, retail, ingredient, restaurant and foodservice markets. Based in Plymouth, Wis., Sartori Foods has an impressive array of award-winning cheese noted for innovative approaches and consistent top quality across its entire line. 

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Chad Vincent, chief marketing officer of Sartori Foods