Roth Käse USA Cheeses Win Multiple Awards

at 2007 American Cheese Society Competition

MONROE, Wisconsin — Roth Käse’s expertise in making exceptional specialty cheeses was again recognized as the company won numerous top awards at the 24th annual American Cheese Society (ACS) Competition, held August 1st – 4th, in Burlington, Vermont.  This year the ACS Competition became the nation’s largest cheese competition, with over 1200 competing entries from the US and Canada, as well as Central and South America

Roth’s Private Reserve took 1st Place in the highly contested “American Originals” category, but most significantly was named Second Runner-Up to the Best of Show.  Roth’s Private Reserve has collected several other awards in 2007 as well.  At the US Championship Cheese Contest held earlier this year, the distinctive raw-milk, alpine-style cheese achieved 1st Place in the Smear-Ripened Cheese category, and 1st Runner-Up Overall.  In addition to the awards bestowed on Roth’s Private Reserve, Roth Käse took home the following awards at this year’s ACS Competition:


Award         Roth Käse Winner                            Category                        ___

1st Place        Roth’s Private Reserve                    American Originals

1st Place        GranQueso                                        Hispanic and Portuguese-style

2nd Place         Valfino                                              American Originals

3rd Place         St. Otho’s                                          Low-Fat

3rd Place       Grand Cru Gruyère Surchoix             Washed Rind 

Roth Käse CEO Fermo Jaeckle notes that this is the fourth consecutive year that Roth Käse’s popular GranQueso has won 1st Place in its category at the ACS Awards.  “GranQueso was a winner from the start,” Jaeckle said.  “It won a 1st Place award at the 2004 ACS in its first year of production.  Now, GranQueso is one of our most decorated cheeses, with eight top honors to its credit.”  Jaeckle goes on to say that “An ACS award is a true mark of distinction.  We are delighted that Roth Käse cheeses stood out among this year’s fierce competition.”


To date, Roth Käse has earned more than 100 critically acclaimed awards in local, regional, national, and international cheese competitions. 



Roth Käse cheeses are hand-crafted by master cheesemakers according to traditional techniques. With roots in Switzerland, Roth Käse is now a leading manufacturer and marketer of handcrafted, award-winning specialty cheeses in Monroe, WI, making only the highest quality, best tasting cheeses. For more information on Roth Käse, contact Kirsten Jaeckle, Director of Marketing, (608) 328-2122 ext. 8 or visit www.rothKä

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