Caputo Cheese Garners Top Honors at U.S. Competition

Products from the Chicago-based company recognized in multiple categories at the U.S. Championship Cheese Content.
Greg Sleter
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Chicago-based Caputo Cheese earned top honors at the biennial U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. The company’s Fresh Mozzarella Mini Nodini earned 1st Place in the category and its Burratini placed second within the Burrata category. Additionally, Caputo’s Burrata was among the top finishers within the category overall.  

“The recognition as either Best of Class or as one of the top finishers in this year’s competition is a great honor,” said Natale Caputo, a second-generation leader of the cheese company. “Our commitment to quality cheeses is apparent in awards we’ve earned since entering U.S. and world cheese competitions over the past five years. Our most recent wins in the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest proves that our commitment grows stronger each year.”

Since 2018, Caputo Cheese has earned 17 awards in various national and international competitions.

“Fresh mozzarella and hard Italian cheese are our passion,” said Brett Piccioni, general manager at Caputo Cheese. “Our entire development and production team is dedicated to finding perfection in the quality of our cheese and in providing our customers with the best service in the business of cheese.” 

The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is the nation’s premier technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition and since 1981 has been hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Marker Association. This year’s event featured 2,249 entries from 35 states.