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Crave Brothers Takes Home Best in Class at United States Cheese Championship

 Several other signature cheeses placed in the Top 10 of their respective categories

Waterloo, Wis. – Feb. 23, 2023 – Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese's Chocolate Mascarpone took home Best in Class accolades in the Flavored Soft Cheese category at the 2023 United States Cheese Championships, with their Fresh Mozzarella placing in the Top 3 of the Fresh Mozzarella category.


This year’s contest saw 2,249 entries from 197 producers representing 35 states. 


Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese’s Top 5 accolades by class and place are as follows:

·       Open Class, Flavored Soft Cheeses: Chocolate Mascarpone (1st); Marinated Fresh Mozzarella (4th)

·       Fresh Mozzarella: Fresh Mozzarella (2nd, 3rd)


“It’s an honor to see our products recognized on a national stage,” said George Crave, founder of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese. “We’re proud of our award-winning legacy that spans each of our handcrafted products.” 


First-place Chocolate Mascarpone is the perfect way to add an elegant touch to everyday recipes, including desserts, charcuterie boards and fruit trays. Find recipes using the award-winning product on the Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese website and purchase their award-winning cheese today.


The U.S. Cheese Championship has been held biennially since 1981. 2023 marks the 21st edition of the contest, hosted in Green Bay, Wis., by the Wisconsin Cheese Maker’s Association. The contest is open to cheesemakers across the nation and is evaluated by a panel of skilled technical judges. Cheeses are scored by flavor, body and texture, salt, color, finish, packaging and more.

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