SOURCE: DairiConcepts


March 08, 2012 17:06 ET

DairiConcepts' Parmesan Cheese Receives World-Class Award

SPRINGFIELD, MO--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - At the 2012 World Championship Cheese Contest held March 5 - 7, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin, DairiConcepts received the second highest ranking in the Parmesan Cheese category. The biennial, globally-renowned contest contained approximately 2,500 entries from around the world representing more than 80 categories of cheese and butter. A panel of 40 experts selected from 17 nations and 10 U.S. states judged the entries.

DairiConcepts' block Parmesan cheese, made in Pollock, South Dakota, received a score of 97.10. This ranking is in line with many other international and national awards DairiConcepts has received over the years for its hard Italian cheeses produced in this region. "We're pleased with the recognition our Parmesan and other hard Italian cheeses made at the Pollock, South Dakota facility have received. From the regional producers who provide us great quality milk, to the team members and quality assurance staff at the plant that guide and support our aging and grading processes, everyone is focused on creating a great cheese experience for our customers -- every day," states Neil Stockman, vice president of hard Italian cheese sales and supply chain.

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About DairiConcepts
DairiConcepts, L.P., is a leading U.S. provider of innovative, dairy-based ingredients for the global food industry, producing cheese and dairy concentrates and powders, seasonings, flavor enhancers and hard Italian cheeses. The company also provides contract manufacturing services requiring a high level of expertise.

DairiConcepts serves icon-brand food companies, food service providers, restaurant chains, and industrial ingredient and private label food manufacturers. Founded in 2000 as a partnership of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. and Fonterra Co-operative Group, Limited, DairiConcepts today has nine manufacturing plants in the United States, two development laboratories and a pilot testing plant. All nine facilities are SQF 2000-Level 3 certified, with major facilities certified for organic, kosher and halal production. Internationally, DairiConcepts does business in N. America, S. America, Europe and Asia.

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    DairiConcepts, L.P.
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