DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sartori accepted four awards at this year's American Cheese Society (ACS) Competition, an annual event showcasing the nation's best cheesemakers. Limited Edition Pastorale Blend® won 1st Place in the "American Made/International Style" category for mixed-milk cheese, with judges finding the blend of cow's and sheep's milk to perfectly complement the smoky, paprika-dusted exterior. Other Sartori winners included Chipotle BellaVitano®, MontAmoré® and Classic Asiago.
The 33rd Annual ACS Competition included 1,843 entries from 260 cheesemakers. "Each year, it seems like there is more and more top-notch cheese at ACS," said Jim Sartori, CEO and owner of Sartori. "Competing at such a high level adds extra excitement to every award and truly showcases the talents of our Team Members and Family Farms."
The ACS accolades are additions to a growing list of awards for Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, Chipotle BellaVitano, MontAmoré and Classic Asiago. Pam Hodgson, one of Sartori's Master Cheesemakers, was particularly elated by MontAmoré's success. "There's nothing else quite like MontAmoré," said Hodgson. "Seeing this cheese receive recognition for its uniquely sweet, creamy and fruit-forward flavors is something special for all of us at Sartori."
Sartori, a fourth-generation and family owned company, proudly produces award-winning, artisan cheese for premium retail, specialty, ingredient, food service and restaurant businesses. Based in Plymouth, Wisconsin since 1939, Sartori's emphasis on a high-quality, hand-crafted and innovative approach to cheese is a timeless family tradition. For more information, please visit www.sartoricheese.com or call us directly at 800-558-5888.