Baker Cheese added to its reputation as creators of award winning string cheese by receiving a “Best of Class” silver medal in the String Cheese Category at the prestigious 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest. As the original string cheese manufacturer, Baker Cheese prides itself on being the consumer’s choice for string cheese. They are truly the String Cheese Specialists. “We believe that when making string cheese that is enjoyed daily by a large segment of consumers across the country, the freshness and quality in every stick matters. We ensure that all of our partners in the cheesemaking process meet the highest of quality standards. We believe in using high quality Wisconsin milk and working with a dedicated staff of employees that focus daily on our traditional production of string cheese. This prestigious Best of Class award is a testament of the attention to detail, service, and quality we put into every step of the process” states President and fourth generation co-owner, Brian Baker. With a combined 100+ years of experienced licensed cheesemakers who focus exclusively on string cheese; Baker Cheese’s expertise is unmatched. Danny Schwind, a Baker Cheese cheesemaker for 35 years, proudly accepted the award. In receiving the news he said, “I take great pride in the quality of our cheese and the dedication of my work partners as we know that every stick matters to the consumer. This award given on a world stage is very gratifying.”
The World Championship Cheese Contest celebrated its 30th anniversary this year by drawing a record 2,615 entries from 22 countries worldwide. An international panel of 50 expert judges from 19 nations and 14 states evaluated the entries across 90 classes of cheese and butter. Entries are judged on a 100-point scale with technical deductions assigned during examination of traits such as flavor, body, texture, finish and packaging.