Emmi Roth USA Collects Three Medals at 2015 World Cheese Awards

Emmi Roth USA placed with three of its domestic cheeses at the 2015 World Cheese Awards, bringing the company to a total of 14 major awards this year.

The judging for the World Cheese Awards — the largest international cheese competition on the planet — took place September 26 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. This year, an international panel of more than 250 expert cheese judges assembled for two days, scrutinizing 2,727 cheese from more than 25 countries across the globe.

Three Roth® cheeses, crafted in Monroe, Wis., were awarded during the competition:

• Grand Cru Reserve® received a gold award after being judged against other international supreme championship cheeses. Aged for a minimum of six months on wooden boards, this cheese features an earthy and robust flavor with undertones of fruit and nuts.
• GranQueso® Reserve, a Roth Original inspired by Spanish cheese, received a silver award in the Other Very Hard Cow’s Milk Cheese category. GranQueso® Reserve is aged more than 15 months to achieve a dense texture and sweet flavors such as candied pineapple and browned butter.
• GranQueso® won a bronze award in the Other Hard Cow’s Milk Cheese category. Cellar-aged for six to eight months, this cheese has a distinct bite and sweet finish with hints of citrus, spice and hazelnut.

“A big congratulations to all of this year’s winners,” said Linda Duwve, vice president of sales and marketing at Emmi Roth USA. “We are honored to be included in this group of exceptional cheese producers. None of these accolades would be possible without our dedicated and passionate team of cheesemakers and cellarmasters.”

Additional information on the contest, as well as complete results for all entry classes and contest photos, is available online.


About Emmi Roth USA, Inc.

Emmi Roth USA, a subsidiary of Switzerland based Emmi Group, is a leading provider of specialty cheeses. The expansive portfolio includes award-winning cheeses from the United States, Switzerland and Europe, each crafted with pride from the freshest local milk. Key cheese brands include Kaltbach™ Cave-aged, Roth® Grand Cru® and Buttermilk Blue®, Best of Class winner at the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest. Tradition and innovation balance perfectly to deliver distinctive offerings of the highest quality to the retail and foodservice trades.


Amanda Triest
Emmi Roth Foodservice