Simply Artisan Reserve Double Crème Gorgonzola was named Best of Class at the 2015 US Championship Cheese Contest. Competing at this year’s prestigious event, Simply Artisan Reserve earned the top score of 98.90 out of 100 for its exceptional gorgonzola cheese. The 2015 United States Championship Cheese Contest was held March 17-19 in Milwaukee.

"Our company is known for amazing salad dressings, but central to our food heritage and the pride of our employee-owners is our delicious hand-crafted cheeses," said Margi Gunter, Brand Manager for Deli for Litehouse, Inc. "We are thrilled to earn this top honor for our Simply Artisan Double Crème Gorgonzola and we are sure that with its creamy taste and texture, it will win top honors with consumers as well.”

The United States Championship Cheese Contest is the largest cheese, butter and yogurt competition in the United States with over 90 different contest classes to compete in. This year’s contest set a new record with 1,885 entries from 28 states, making it one of the most competitive competitions in the event’s history.

Aged for 100 days, the new Simply Artisan Double Crème Gorgonzola cheese is made with twice the cream of traditional gorgonzola cheeses and rBST-free milk. This new product will be a seasonal introduction for the brand. Look for it this fall in the deli section of your local grocery store and grab it while you can to experience an award-winning flavor.

About Litehouse Foods                                                                                                                                                       
Litehouse started in the Hope, Idaho, restaurant of the Hawkins family over 50 years ago.  Since that time, it has become the leader in refrigerated salad dressings, veggie dips, sauces, instantly fresh herbs, blue cheese, caramel dips, fruit dips, glazes and fresh pressed apple cider, manufacturing these delicious products at its three U.S. facilities based in Michigan, Utah and Idaho. Litehouse is proud to be 100% employee-owned, and each one of the employee/owners is proud to carry on the high standards of quality and innovation, living up to the slogan… Because Taste Matters.  

About the United States Championship Cheese Contest
As the largest, most objective expert evaluation of cheese and butter for more than 35 years, the United States Championship Cheese Contest is the nation’s premiere technical evaluation and competition. Entries are evaluated by a team of proficient judges selected from around the nation. Twenty-four karat gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the finest products in 90 classes. A Championship Round evaluates the gold medal cheeses from each class to declare the United States Champion Cheese.