Emmi Roth Earns Two Best of Class Awards at 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

Emmi Roth took home four awards at the World Championship Cheese Contest this week, including two Best of Class wins and the honor of placing in the Top 20 cheeses in the world.

Roth Grand Cru Surchoix, an alpine-style cheese from the company’s Wisconsin-made Roth brand of cheeses, scored 99.825 in the Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses, Extra Aged (Over 9 months) category, ranking it Best of Class and putting it into the Top 20 cheeses. Roth Grand Cru Surchoix, made at Emmi Roth’s creamery in Monroe, Wisconsin, is a former winner of the World Champion title six years ago at the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest.

The company’s Roth brand also was recognized as Best of Class for its Roth Creamy Havarti, which scored an impressive 99.07 points in the Havarti category. Roth Pavino also took home a second-place award in the Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses, Extra Aged (Over 9 months) category and a third-place for Roth Grand Cru Reserve in the Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses, Mature (Less than 9 months) category.

“There is no greater compliment for our cheesemakers and team than being recognized like this on an international stage,” says Tim Omer, president and managing director at Emmi Roth. “The continued passion and commitment of everyone here at Emmi Roth is inspiring and exciting to be part of.”

Emmi Roth is also celebrating the win of a traditional cheese they import from Emmi Group in Switzerland - a third-place award for Emmi Emmentaler AOP, which scored a 98.6 in the Rinded Swiss Style category.

Judges evaluated more than 2,978 different entries at the World Championship Cheese Contest this year.

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