Atalanta Dominates 2014 ACS Conference

Atalanta Corporation won eight awards at this year’s American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference. The 31st annual conference, held this year in Sacramento, California, showcased several of Atalanta’s exclusive award-winning producers. Regarded as one of the most prestigious cheese events of the year, the conference showcased over 240 companies and nearly 1,700 products. 

Mariposa Dairy and their artisanal cheese line, Lenberg Farms, once again took top honors in the Sheep’s Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 Days category for their Tania Sheep’s Milk Cheese for the second year in a row. The popular line of Celebrity Goat Cheeses, also sourced from the Mariposa Dairy, claimed more wins, acquiring both first and second place in the Fresh Goat Cheese with Flavor Added (100% Goat’s Milk) category for the Apple Cinnamon Goat Cheese and Chocolate Cherry Goat Cheese, respectively. 

Quality Cheese, based in Ontario, Canada, and producer of Atalanta’s Eiffel Tower soft ripened cheeses, was honored with three awards. Second prize was awarded to their Bella Casara Buffalo Ricotta in the Fresh Unripened Cheese – Sheep’s or Mixed Milks category. Quality also garnered awards in the American Made/International Style category for their Oxford Street Buffalo Milk Cheese (second place), and third place for their Eiffel Tower Brie Spread in the Cheese Spreads category.

Canadian partners COWS CREAMERY, located on Prince Edward Island, placed third in separate categories for their Appletree Smoked Cheddar and Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar.

Founded in 1983 to support the artisan and specialty cheese industry, the ACS is a non-profit organization that promotes product education, development and opportunities within the cheese industry. For more information about Atalanta, please visit www.atalantacorp.com.