Schuman Cheese has added 17 new awards to its trophy shelf. The Fairfield, New Jersey-based company’s award-winning showing spanned the International Cheese and Dairy Awards (ICDA), American Cheese Society Judging and Competition (ACS) and Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Contest (WI Fair).
Cello Organic Copper Kettle led the Open Hard Cheeses category at this year’s WI Fair with Cello Romano taking second and Cello Copper Kettle finishing third. Organic Copper Kettle went on to receive a silver medal in the Best Organic Cheese Hard Pressed category (open to non-United Kingdom producers only) at ICDA. Days later, Organic Copper Kettle shared third place honors with the original Copper Kettle in the Grating Types category at ACS.
The Yellow Door Creamery Alpine Collection showed prominently in ICDA’s Best USA Cheese, Washed Rind category; Altu earned a silver medal, while Monteau earned bronze. Altu and Monteau also earned second and third place awards, respectively, in the Smear Ripened Cheeses category at the WI Fair.
At ACS, Altu finished second in the Open Category for Washed Rind Cheeses, while Redhead took a second place finish in the Soft-Ripened Washed Rind category.
Yellow Door Creamery Hand-Rubbed Fontinas were also big winners. Mayan Cocoa & Coffee earned first place in the ACS Rubbed-Rind Cheese category, while Creamy Dill rounded out the category with a third place finish. At the WI Fair, Dijon & Herb took first place in the Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese category.
Tuscan earned a silver medal in the category for ICDA’s Cheese with Savory Additives (soft cheeses produced outside the United Kingdom), and a bronze medal in ICDA’s Best USA Cheese–Any Cheese with Additives category.
In 1945, Arthur Schuman began a New York-based importing business with his sons, Jerome and Howard. Today, more than 1,000 team members keep business on track from the office staff in New Jersey to the plant engineers and cheesemakers in Wisconsin to the sales staff and buyers all over the world.