Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Brings Home 8 Awards

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery’s renowned cheese curds and artisan specialty cheeses won several awards at the National Milk Producers Federation 2023 Cheese Contest.

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery received 2nd place for the Reserve Chairman’s Award, earning 2nd best in show for its Pepperoni & Marinara Antonella Cheese. It also swept the unique or mild flavor category, earning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with specialty Antonella Cheeses. Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery also received top marks for the Natural Cheese Snack category with its Dill Pickle Cheese Curds. 

“Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery is proud to be recognized for our award-winning cheeses, thanks to the hard work of our farmers and employees,” said Paul Bauer, CEO and General Manager of Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery. “Our famers and employees make producing such high-quality cheeses possible.” 

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery received the following awards from the National Milk Producers Federation 2023 Cheese Contest:  

Reserve Chairman Award

2nd place in competition

Pepperoni & Marinara Antonella

Natural Cheese Category

2nd Place

Colby Jack

Processed American (Flavored)

2nd Place

Hot Pepper EZ Melt

Hot or Spicy

2nd Place

Habanero Ghost Pepper Jack

Unique or Mild Flavor

1st Place

Pepperoni & Marinara Antonella

2nd Place

Garden Vegetable & Sweet Basil Antonella

3rd Place

Roasted Garlic & Tomato Basil Antonella

Natural Cheese Snack

1st Place

Dill Pickle Cheese Curds