Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese of Waterloo received top honors at the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair Blue Ribbon Dairy Products Contest.
The farmstead’s Mascarpone, Chocolate Mascarpone and Farmer’s Rope String Cheese finished in first place and its Cheddar Cheese Curds finished in third place out of more than 400 entries.
“We are incredibly honored to receive three top recognitions at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair Blue Ribbon Dairy Products Contest,” said Debbie Crave, vice president of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese. “We take immense pride in handcrafting our cheeses with hours old milk from our more than 2,000 Holstein cows.”
The Mascarpone cheeses are made with farm-fresh sweet cream to deliver a product for sweet and savory culinary applications. The Farmer’s Rope is a farm-fresh handmade deli string cheese. While it’s shaped like a rope, it forms strings when pulled apart. The Cheddar Cheese Curds deliver a squeak with each bite and are packed with flavor, according to Crave.