2013 April: BelGioioso Burrata wins Gold at United States Championship Cheese Contest

(Green Bay, Wis.) – Taking the extra steps toward quality is what BelGioioso Cheese is known for and you will recognize that quality after one taste of their award-winning Burrata. The Master Cheesemakers at BelGioioso were awarded a total of six medals at the United States Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay, Wisconsin last month, with Edoardo La Torre receiving a first for his fresh Burrata cheese.

With its delicate texture and fresh, creamy flavor, this specialty Fresh Mozzarella is becoming a popular cheese among consumers looking to expand and embrace the current trends of freshness. And freshness is the key to Burrata. Cheesemakers at BelGioioso specialize in the skills to create this cheese on a made-to-order basis. Burrata is hand-crafted, by filling balls of Fresh Mozzarella with pieces of cheese and fresh cream. The ball is then pinched, sealing it with the delicate filling inside. This award-winning cheese is consistently fresh, and both chefs and consumers have embraced its unique flavor and creamy goodness.

Burrata is best served fresh with tomatoes, antipasto meats, fresh basil and olives on small plates or as part of an antipasto platter. This cheese deserves to be the center of attention on any cheese plate.
In addition to the first place Burrata award, BelGioioso Cheesemakers also won a First Place for their Sharp Provolone, Romano and Mascarpone, and third place for their Crescenza- Stracchino and Parmesan.

BelGioioso Cheese is a family-owned and operated company specializing in artisan Italian cheesemaking. Using natural ingredients and fresh, local Wisconsin milk, Master Cheesemakers hand-craft a full line of exceptional cheeses guided by a commitment to quality and a respect for tradition. At BelGioioso, every cheese is a specialty. www.belgioioso.com

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