Nuestro Queso Oaxaca Cheese Wins Gold Medal for “Best Hispanic Melting Cheese in America”

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The stringy, Oaxaca ball cheese from Rosemont, IL-based Nuestro Queso was recently awarded the Gold Medal “Best in Class” in the Hispanic Melting Cheese category at the recent United States Cheese Championships held in Milwaukee.

“Last year, our Oaxaca cheese also took the gold medal at the American Cheese Society Contest in the same category, so this consecutive win solidifies Nuestro Queso as the best Hispanic melting cheese manufacturer in the nation!”

The stringy, Oaxaca ball cheese from Rosemont, Illinois-based Nuestro Queso was recently awarded the Gold Medal “Best in Class” in the Hispanic Melting Cheese category at the recent United States Cheese Championships held in Milwaukee. The manufacturer also took home a silver medal for their Oaxaca strips as well.

“We are so excited for this honor, especially given the tough competition we had from top cheesemakers from across the country,” said Mark Braun, CEO of Nuestro Queso. “Last year, our Oaxaca cheese also took the gold medal at the American Cheese Society Contest in the same category, so this consecutive win solidifies Nuestro Queso as the best Hispanic melting cheese manufacturer in the nation!”

The 2015 competition, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, was the largest ever, with 1,885 entries from 28 states. Oaxaca is the most popular cheese in Mexico and is growing in popularity in the U.S. The mozzarella-like cheese forms appetizing, long strings when pulled, and has a savory, mellow buttery flavor. The cheese melts easily with a consistency that is superior to common U.S. cheeses like cheddar because it does not separate into oils, or taste greasy. It is widely used in Mexican cuisine such as quesadillas, chiles rellenos, empanadas, and appetizers.

Nuestro Queso, which means “Our Cheese” in Spanish, was founded in 2009 and has become the “go to” Hispanic dairy products company for the highest quality, freshest Hispanic cheeses, creams and drinkable yogurts. The company is also a trusted co-packing, private label and ingredient supplier to top brands and retailers whose well-known brands are growing their Hispanic dairy product business.

About Nuestro Queso:
Nuestro Queso, which means “Our Cheese” is a young and award-winning Illinois-based company founded in 2009. They manufacture the highest quality and freshest Caribbean and Hispanic style cheeses, creams and drinkable yogurts, all crafted with care and a personal sense of ownership. The company also offers co-packing and private label manufacturing for well-known brands under a variety of private label and co-packing agreements. Nuestro Queso branded products are available at Latino independent grocery stores in Chicago the Midwest, NY/NJ area and the South. Visit Nuestro Queso at http://www.nuestroqueso.com or Like us at: http://www.facebook.com/NuestroQueso.

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