Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced that it received several prestigious national product awards in recent months, including at the World Dairy Expo which took place last week in Madison, Wis. The awards are as follows:
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest
1st Place, Cultured Butter category: Organic Valley European-Style Butter
2nd Place, UHT Milk category: Organic Valley Whole Milk
American Cheese Society Judging & Competition
2nd Place, Salted Butter category: Organic Valley Pasture (Cultured) Butter
2nd Place, Salted Butter category: Organic Valley Sweet Cream Salted Butter
3rd Place, Rindless Blue Veined Cow’s Milk category: Organic Valley Kickapoo Blue Cheese
3rd Place, Unsalted Butter category, Organic Valley European-Style Butter
Los Angeles International Dairy Competition
Gold, Cultured Butter category: Organic Valley European-Style Butter
Gold, Cultured and Salted Butter category: Organic Valley Pasture Butter
Gold, Spreadable Cheese category: Organic Valley Cream Cheese
Gold, Grade A Pasteurized Heavy Cream category: Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream
Silver, Grade A Half & Half category: Organic Valley Half & Half, Ultra Pasteurized
Bronze, Sharp Cheddar category: Organic Valley Raw Sharp Cheddar
For a complete listing of Organic Valley products awards, please visit http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/awards/.
“Out of the hundreds and thousands of producers who enter their dairy products each year, we are extremely proud to receive awards for our cheeses, butters, and creams,” said George Siemon, C-E-I-E-I-O and one of the founding farmers of Organic Valley. “These awards are a result of our hardworking farmer-owners and staff, and a testament that organic means delicious taste.”
America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, Organic Valley will celebrate its 25th anniversary in March 2013. For more information about the 25th anniversary of Organic Valley, and a history of the cooperative, go to http://www.organicvalley.coop/about-us/overview/our-history/.
Organic Valley: Independent and Farmer-Owned
Organic Valley is America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands. Organized in 1988, it represents 1,766 farmers in 35 states and three Canadian provinces, and achieved $715 million in 2011 sales. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farms through organic farming, Organic Valley produces a variety of organic foods, including organic milk, soy, cheese, butter, spreads, creams, eggs, produce and juice, which are sold in supermarkets, natural foods stores and food cooperatives nationwide. With its regional model, milk is produced, bottled and distributed right in the region where it is farmed to ensure fewer miles from farm to table and to support our local economies. The same farmers who produce for Organic Valley also produce a full range of delicious organic meat under the Organic Prairie label. For further information, call 1-888-444-MILK or visit www.organicvalley.coop, www.organicprairie.coop and the cooperative’s farmer website, www.farmers.coop. Organic Valley is also on Twitter @OrganicValley and Facebook www.facebook.com/OrganicValley.