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Country View Dairy Wins 2nd Place Ribbon at American Cheese Society Competition

Posted: Mon, August 15, 2016

Country View Dairy Wins 2nd Place Ribbon at American Cheese Society Competition

The American Cheese Society held their 33rd Annual Cheeesemaking Conference and Competition in Des Moines over the weekend and honored cheesemakers and producers of dairy products from North America and South America. 

Country View Dairy won a 2nd Place Ribbon in the category of “Yogurt & Cultured Dairy Products With Flavor Added” category for their Aronia Blackberry Greek Cream-Top yogurt.  This is the only Aronia flavored yogurt in the United States and the antioxidant-rich berries are sourced locally. 

The 2016 ACS Judging & Competition saw 1,843 entries of cheeses and cultured dairy products from 260 companies from 37 U.S. states, three Canadian provinces and Colombia. A total of 374 ribbons were awarded: 104 first place ribbons, 127 second place ribbons, and 143 third place ribbons.  Over 1,000 cheesemakers, retailers & wholesalers were in attendance.

Country View Dairy has been in operation since 2011 near Hawkeye, Iowa.  Dave & Carolee Rapson added a state-certified creamery right on their family dairy farm to produce Farmstead Yogurt.  The all-natural yogurt is now sold in 70 stores in 6 states, numerous public schools, colleges, hospitals and restaurants in the Upper Midwest.

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