Atalanta Corporation came home with six awards from this year’s American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference. The 30th annual conference, held this year in Milwaukee, Wisc., showcased several of Atalanta’s exclusive award-winning producers. Regarded as one of the most prestigious cheese events of the year, the conference boasted its largest number of entries, with over 257 companies submitting nearly 1,800 products.
Mariposa Dairy continued to garner awards, placing ﬁrst for their artisanal cheese line, Lenberg Farms, and its Tania Sheep’s Milk Cheese in the Sheep’s Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 Days category. The line of Celebrity Goat Cheeses claimed another win, acquiring a third place ﬁnish in the Fresh Rindless Goat’s Milk Cheese category for their Plain Goat Cheese.
Quality Cheese, based in Ontario, Canada, and producer of Atalanta’s Eiffel Tower soft ripened cheeses, was honored with three awards. First prize was awarded to their Bella Casara Buffalo Ricotta in the Fresh Unripened Cheese – Sheep’s or Mixed Milks category, while second and third place in the Fresh Mozzarella (over 8-ounce) – All Milks category went to Bella Casara Fior di Latte and Zerto Fresh Mozzarella, respectively.
COWS CREAMERY, located on the beautiful Prince Edward Island, placed second for their Applewood Smoked Cheddar in the Smoked Cheddar – All Milks category.