Crave Brothers: Crave Brothers Petit Frère® with Truffles takes first place in competition
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Waterloo, Wisconsin, August 14, 2012—Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics have added another prestigious award to the already-impressive recognition earned by their artisan cheeses. The Crave Brothers Petit Frère® with Truffles has been awarded First Place in the Flavored Cheese Category/ Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Truffles, Flowers and Syrups—All Milk. The latest honor took place at the 2012 American Cheese Society Judging and Competition held on August 3, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Crave Brothers Farmers Rope String Cheese also took Third Place honors in the Mozzarella Types category. This year’s competition was the largest ever, with 254 companies submitting 1,711 different products.
Petit Frère with Truffles, a new specialty cheese from Crave Brothers, is a luxurious, rind-washed semi-soft cheese. Made in small batches and cave-aged, the classic flavor of truffles combines with the earthy flavors of Petit Frère, creating a cheese that is as memorable as it is meltable. The flavor and texture of the cheese make it easy to add a high-quality artisan note to vegetables, appetizers and upscale sandwiches. Melt Petit Frère with Truffles over green beans or asparagus for a specialty side dish or appetizer. Serve it with a crusty loaf of artisan bread, or melt it on flat bread or freshly made pasta for a simple but rich presentation. You can also elevate the panini experience by adding Petit Frère with Truffles to sandwich ingredients. With its versatility and 90-day shelf life, this cheese offers an all-around link to luxury.
Not only do the Crave Brothers produce a family of award-winning artisan cheeses, they do it using by 100% green power and practicing water conservation and recycling. For more serving suggestions, recipes and information about the sustainably produced Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics, including Petit Frère with Truffles, visit the website at http://www.cravecheese.com.
The Crave family farms 2000 acres of rich land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the manure digester to water recovery, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese produces Mascarpone, Fresh Mozzarella, Les Frères® and Petit Frère® French-style cheeses, Farmer’s Rope® Part-Skim Mozzarella String Cheese and Oaxaca.