KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Six of Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) cheese products recently earned recognition at the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Championship Cheese Contest in Orlando, Fla.
NMPF’s contest serves as a platform for cooperatives from across the country to showcase their top products and recognize the individuals who make them. The annual event was the first cheese competition that utilized grading standards to improve cheese quality, and to display such quality in a competitive forum. This year’s competition drew 176 entries, a record number.
“We are honored to be recognized among so many of the best of the dairy industry,” says Mark Korsmeyer, executive vice president of DFA and president of DFA’s Global Dairy Products Group (GDPG).
Awards were presented for the following local products:
First place, Soft Italian: DFA Mozzarella, New Wilmington, Pa.
Second place, Soft Italian: DFA Provolone
Second place, Processed American Flavor: DFA White American
Loaf with Pepper, West Middlesex, Pa.
Third place, Processed American Plain: DFA White American