Sartori Cheese has announced that its Pastorale Blend® and Cinnamon BellaVitano® received “Super Gold” medals at the World Cheese Awards held in the UK last week. With over 2,700 entries from 30 countries, Sartori’s Cinnamon BellaVitano and Pastorale Blend finished in the top 15 cheeses in the world.
Sartori’s Cinnamon BellaVitano is hand-crafted with the BellaVitano Gold base cheese, a well-known base to many other Sartori BellaVitano favorites. “Creating this cheese was a lot of fun because there were many variations to experiment with,” states Sartori Master Cheesemaker, Mike Matucheski. “The warmth of the cinnamon and the creamy cheese always reminds me of the holidays, so it was special to hear this cheese received a Super Gold around the Thanksgiving holiday.”
Sartori’s Limited Edition Pastorale Blend also received a Super Gold and was a top 15 contender for the world’s best cheese. This unique cheese is a blend of cow and sheep milk. Hand dusted with smoked Spanish paprika, it delivers a “one of a kind” sweet and nutty flavor. “The blend of the cow and sheep milk helps to balance the cheese. It’s very creamy and has a smoky note to it from the paprika. We say it’s a great sheep milk cheese for those who may not appreciate the full intensity of most typical sheep milk products,” states Matucheski. In the past five years, Sartori’s Pastorale Blend cheese has received 20 awards including two Grand Champion titles.
Five additional medals were awarded to Sartori including a gold medal for BellaVitano Gold and silver medals for Espresso BellaVitano, Merlot BellaVitano and Mediterranean Fontina. For additional information on these award-winning varieties and all of Sartori’s cheese, visit the website, sartoricheese.com. For daily news and information, become a fan on Facebook and follow Sartori on Twitter @Sartori_Cheese.