August 09, 2007 11:45 ET

The American Cheese Society - Agropur wins numerous awards!

LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug. 9 - The Agropur Fine Cheese Division was
recognized no less than seven times during the American Cheese Society's 24th
annual competition, held in Burlington, U.S., July 31 through August 4, 2007.
Their Ricotta Prestigio and Brie Chevalier Triple Crème each took First Prize
in their respective categories, "Ricotta Made from Cow's Milk" and "Triple
Crème Soft Ripened." The other Agropur winners were:

2nd Prize:

Brie L'Extra D.C. - Soft Ripened Cheeses Category, Brie Cheese Made from
Cow's Milk
Chevrita - Soft Ripened Cheeses Made from Goat's Milk Category

3rd Prize:

Délicrème Nature - Fresh Unripened Cheeses Made from Cow's Milk Category
Oka - American Originals Made from Cow's Milk Category
Champfleury - Washed Rind Cheeses Made from Cow's Milk Category

This year's competition was fierce. There was a record number of entries
with 1,208, 27% more than the previous year, making the ACS Cheese Competition
the biggest in U.S. history.

The American Cheese Society was founded in 1983. Their annual competition
is among the most prestigious in the world, showcasing the finest products
from North American cheese companies.

About Agropur

Founded in 1938, Agropur Cooperative is a leader in the Canadian dairy
industry. It has some 3,939 members, over 4,000 employees, and operates
21 plants as well as several distribution centres throughout the country. It
processes nearly two billion litres of milk per year and offers an impressive
line of products.

Contact Information

  • Julie Boursiquot, Senior Advisor, Public
    Relations and Communications, Agropur, (450) 928-5454, ext. 4564