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Tulip Tree Creamery Wins Silver Award at World Cheese Competition in Italy
Indiana’s European-style Cheese Gets International Recognition
Indianapolis, IN – October 28, 2019 – Tulip Tree Creamery (www.tuliptreecreamery.com) received a prestigious Silver Award for its Trillium, a triple-cream, bloomy-rind, cows’ milk cheese, at the
32nd Annual World Cheese Awards held Friday, October 18 in Bergamo, Italy. A truly global cheese event, the competition included a record-breaking 3,804 entries representing 42 nations from six
“It’s exciting for Tulip Tree Creamery, this small company we started five years ago in the Midwest, focusing on European-style cheeses, to be recognized for it in Europe,” said Fons Smits, co-owner and head cheesemaker. “It gives us a great feeling, and confirms that we’re on the right track.”
World Cheese Awards, organized by the Guild of Fine Food, is the world’s biggest cheese-only competition, and is sponsored by Barber’s 1833, Grana Padano, Le Gruyere AOP, Brazzale, Deliziosa, Meny, Savencia, and the USA Cheese Guild. No yogurt, cream, butter, or other dairy categories—only cheese from the world’s best cheesemakers, from tiny artisans to global producers.
Entries were delivered by boat, truck, train and plane via 13 consolidation points around the world, from countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the USA, and Wales.
An expert panel of 260 judges from 35 countries assessed the appearance, texture, aroma and flavor of the cheeses, giving Bronze, Silver, Gold and Super Gold awards to the most outstanding entries. The international judges included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, buyers, chefs, specialty food retailers and food writers. Judges worked in teams of three to four, assessing the appearance, feel, smell and taste of each entry, scoring aspects such as the appearance of the rind and paste, as well as the cheese’s aroma, body and texture, with the majority of points awarded for flavor and mouthfeel. Each team then nominated one exceptional cheese. These cheeses were then judged a second time by the Super Jury of 16 internationally recognized experts, who each select a cheese to advance to the final round of judging.
About Tulip Tree Creamery Focused on hand crafted, European-style specialty cheeses and butter, Tulip Tree Creamery produces a line of fresh and aged pasteurized cows’ milk cheeses and cultured butter. They work with fresh milk from Indiana family farms which don’t use hormones or antibiotics in their milking herd.
The products are distributed nationwide to restaurants and sold through select supermarkets, gourmet shops, wine and cheese shops, and butcher shops throughout the U.S., as well as at weekly Farmers Markets in Indiana. Gift boxes are available for shipping via their website. In addition, Tulip Tree Creamery offers hands-on fresh and aged cheese making classes, pairing classes, and special events at the creamery to further an understanding and appreciation for artisanal cheese making.
Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 and is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The company is a member of the Good Food Guild, American Cheese Society, and Slow Food Indy. For more information about the company’s product line, previous awards, and educational programs, please visit www.tuliptreecreamery.com.
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