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Coach Farm Opens Cheese Pop Up Shop

Coach Farm®, goat dairy and creamery, has opened a cheese pop up shop at 196 Spring Street, located in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan.

The pop up shop will feature a rotating selection of Coach Farm’s favorites as well as imported Gouda cheeses all at a farm fresh low price of $3. Coach Farm’s cheese that launched it all, Fresh Goat Cheese, will be available all month long.

“We’ve considered having a store front in NYC for many years and it’s extremely exciting to see it all come to life,” says Tara Kirch, Senior Director of Marketing. “NYC residents and restaurants have supported us for over 30 years, it’s nice to be able to call NYC our home now too, if only for a short time.”

The store will be open December 14, 2017 until mid‐January 2018.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Wisconsin Cheese

Whether in a cheeseball, on a cheese board, in a fondue pot, or wrapped in a gift basket, Wisconsin cheese can make all your holiday festivities delicious. The new Holiday issue of Grate. Pair. Share., a free online magazine from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB), is filled with ways to share the gift of Wisconsin cheese with everyone you love this season.

For those still looking for the perfect gift, this issue showcases the makers of five unique Wisconsin cheese gift sets perfect for any Wisconsin cheese lover in your life.

In addition, it highlights 12 ways Wisconsin cheese can make every day feel like a holiday with tips for making 3D cheese boards and cheeseballs, flavorful desserts like Coffee and Donut Truffles and Parmesan Saltine Toffee, and festive pairings like Hook’s 15-year cheddar with a Maple Rye Manhattan.

“This issue celebrates the joy Wisconsin cheese can add to any holiday gathering,” said Suzanne Fanning, WMMB Vice President, Marketing Communications. “With tons of great gift ideas, recipes and pairings, this issue will give you lots of inspiration for ways to enjoy the taste of Wisconsin’s award-winning cheeses all season long.”

The Holiday issue of Grate. Pair. Share. also makes cooking for a crowd simple with easy to follow recipe videos from WMMB’s Wisconsin To Table video series. Learn how to make an eye-catching Brie Torte, creamy Cauliflower & Asiago Soup, a decadent Chocolate Caramel Mascarpone Tart and much more.

Visit GratePairShare.com to see the new Holiday issue of Grate. Pair. Share. and watch the latest videos from the Wisconsin To Table video series.

Prairie Farms Hauls Home Awards from Dairy Competitions

Prairie Farms awards for webPrairie Farms Dairy took home dozens of awards from the 2017 World Dairy Expo Product Competition. The awards ceremony was held on October 3 at the 2017 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

Prairie Farms competed in nearly 30 categories and won 40 awards. The awards included 14 first place championship trophies, 11 second place medallions, and 15 third place medallions. The big win included six perfect scores for salted caramel milk, sea salt caramel milk, white milk (two trophies), chocolate milk and whipping cream. Prairie Farms swept the competition in three categories: southwest dip, low-fat chocolate milk, and fat-free chocolate milk.

“To earn prestigious World Dairy Expo Awards, a dairy company must offer top-quality products. Prairie Farms competed in 27 categories and won 40 awards, that’s nearly 50 percent of total category awards and more than any of our competitors. Our performance was outstanding in all categories,” said Rebecca Leinenbach, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Prairie Farms. “We serve millions of customers each day who deserve the highest quality products available, and during the past 75 years they have counted on Prairie Farms’ commitment to delivering the best of the best from our farms to their tables.”

The World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, is the only judging contest of its kind in North America. More than 1,200 products were entered from all over the country in 79 contest classes, including cheese, fluid milk, yogurt, butter, sour cream, dairy dips, ice cream, cottage cheese and whey products.

Prairie Farms results from 2017 state fair competitions in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky were equally impressive. Over 150 red, white and blue ribbons were awarded in numerous categories. New this year for Prairie Farms were entries in the Illinois State Fair Cheese Competition where the company’s cheese division won blue ribbons for cream cheese, blue cheese, and gorgonzola. The Missouri win included five blue rosette ribbons, which are the highest-ranking ribbons, for sour cream, ice cream, yogurt, fat-free milk and iced coffee. In Kentucky, six gold medals were awarded for butter, cottage cheese, chocolate milk, buttermilk, low-fat and reduced-fat milk.

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