We are just now catching our breath after an amazing time at the American Cheese Society's annual conference. This year it took place in our own backyard (Providence) which made it extra easy to take part... and take part we did! We attended Wednesday night's Pub Crawl. We volunteered for several days behind the scenes. We participated in Meet the Cheesemaker on Thursday. But the best part of all? We took home two awards from Friday night's award ceremony.
We are over the moon to have won a first place in the soft, unripened cow's milk category for our Crescendo (Crescenza-style) cheese. This cheese has a soft, creamy texture and a slightly tangy flavor. Some say it is like a Brie without the rind. We achieve this texture by carefully handling the cheese from start to finish. It’s a texture one can’t get through machinery alone.
Next, we took a silver for our whole milk Yogurt. If you live in Rhode Island, you've likely had the stuff or may enjoy it regularly as a breakfast treat. We are so excited by the purity and flavor of this product--and even more excited that a team of national judges feel the same.
Thank you to all of those in our community who have supported us along the way to these successes. Thank you to the dairy farmers who provide us with amazing milk. And thank you to our team here at Narragansett Creamery for your dedication and unending commitment to quality. We are beaming with pride!
For more info about the American Cheese Society cheese contest, click here.