Culture Magazine Names 3 ANCO Cheeses in 101 Best Cheeses of the Year

Charles Arnaud’s Comté AOC from France, and Belton’s Extra Mature Cheddar and Chavrie Sundried Tomato and Garlic Goat Cheese were among the cheeses included in this year’s list.

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“This underscores ANCO’s mission to bring the finest cheeses to American consumers.”

Fairfield, NJ (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Three ANCO cheeses – a Comté, a cheddar, and a chavrie – made Culture magazine’s list of the best cheeses for 2013.

Charles Arnaud’s Comté AOC from France, and Belton’s Extra Mature Cheddar and Chavrie Sundried Tomato and Garlic Goat Cheese were among the cheeses included in this year’s list.

“This underscores ANCO’s mission to bring the finest cheeses to American consumers,” said Sebastien Lehembre, Marketing Manager. “We are extremely proud of these honors. Now the bar is set even higher for us in the years to come.”

Comté AOC garnered a super gold award – ranking among the world’s 55 best cheeses – in the 2012 World Cheese Awards, which cover seven classifications of cheeses. Known for its spicy flavor and rich texture, Comté is France’s most popular cheese. It is made mainly from the milk of a single breed of mountain cow, the Montbeliarde, grazing on the slopes of the Jura region. Comté Charles Arnaud is aged in cheese-maturing cellars in the caves of the historic Fort des Rousses, built by Napoleon Bonaparte in the mid-1800s.

Belton’s extra mature cheddar – along with its mature cheddar and red Leicester – took home the bronze in the World Cheese Awards. The extra mature cheddar is a well-developed cheese with a richer, fuller flavor. Its mature cheddar is mild and slightly tangy with a hint of nuttiness, Its Red Leicester is a rich, russet-colored cheese with an open texture and a distinctive sweet flavor.

In an American competition, the Chavrie Sundried Tomato and Garlic Goat Cheese won a first award for flavored soft goat’s milk cheese in the US Cheese Championship. Chavrie is made from the milk of local Amish dairy farms in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Company.

Culture magazine made its top 101 picks from more than 1,000 winners seven prestigious cheese competitions:

  •     American Cheese Society
  •     US Cheese Championship
  •     Canadian Cheese Grand Prix
  •     World Cheese Awards
  •     British Cheese Awards
  •     International Cheese Awards
  •     Feria Lactium Awards

About ANCO

ANCO Fine Cheese is one of the largest importers of specialty cheese in the U.S., importing from more than 20 countries. Many of the best European cheesemakers - including group Bongrain SA, Friesland Campina and Wensleydale Creamery - rely on ANCO to import their delicacies to the United States. ANCO has five U.S. distribution centers to guarantee product freshness and food safety control. Visit ANCO online at http://www.ancofinecheese.com/.


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