Lactalis Cheeses Recognized with 13 Medals at American Cheese Society Judging & Competition

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CHICAGO , July 26, 2023 (press release) –

Premier Lactalis brands Galbani®, Pub Cheese® by Président®, Rondelé® by Président, Knudsen®, Karoun®, Bella Gento® and Balderson® win honors

Lactalis, the world’s leading dairy company, was recognized for its cheesemaking expertise with 13 medals at the prestigious American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging & Competition awards ceremony held on July 19 in Des Moines, Iowa. The ACS Judging & Competition is the largest event for American-made cheeses, showcasing talent for excellent cheesemaking and commitment to food safety. Lactalis USA claimed 12 medals (four gold, five silver and three bronze), while Lactalis Canada was awarded a bronze medal.

“It’s an honor to see Lactalis products across our broad portfolio recognized among the best in the dairy industry,” said Esteve Torrens, Chief Executive Officer of Lactalis USA. “I am proud of our employees who are dedicated to perfecting their craft and producing high-quality, nutritious products for consumers across the United States and in our export markets.”

Lactalis USA received medals for products from several of its premier brands, including Pub Cheese by Président, Rondelé by Président, Knudsen, Karoun and Bella Gento. Galbani products were recognized with seven medals, including gold medals for Galbani Ricotta, Galbani Provolone and Galbani Marinated Fresh Mozzarella. Galbani Ricotta had the strongest showing, winning four total medals. Our Canadian affiliate, Lactalis Canada, was recognized with a bronze medal for its Balderson cheese. The products were selected from 1,453 products entered from 195 companies.

Below is the complete list of award medals received by Lactalis products.

Awards Received by Category

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About Lactalis USA

Lactalis USA is committed to enriching lives by producing nutritious and great tasting dairy products. The company offers a vast portfolio of dairy brands including Galbani® Italian cheeses, Président® specialty cheeses and gourmet butters, Kraft® natural, grated and international cheeses, Cracker Barrel® cheese, Breakstones® cottage cheese, ricotta and sour cream, Black Diamond® cheddar cheese, Parmalat® shelfstable UHT milk, siggi’s®, Stonyfield Organic® and Brown Cow® yogurt brands, Karoun®, Gopi® and Arz® ethnic dairy products, in addition to several beloved brands imported from our affiliates in Europe. Lactalis USA has approximately 3,500 employees and is present in eight states with 11 manufacturing facilities and six corporate offices located in New York City and Buffalo, NY, Chicago, IL, Londonderry, NH and San Fernando, CA. Lactalis USA is part of Lactalis Group, the world’s leading dairy company, a French family business founded in 1933 in Laval, France.

Source: Lactalis USA

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