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Northport's Idyll Farms Wins Big At World Cheese Awards

Nov. 14, 2022

Northport's Idyll Farms won several awards at the world's most prestigious cheese-only event, helpd in England earlier this month. 

Out of 4,434 entries, Idyll Pastures Spreadable and Idyllweiss won silver awards and Idyll Pastures Spreadable with Honey and Lavender, Idyll Pastures Honey and Lavender, won bronze awards.

“We are delighted to have won four awards at this year’s World Cheese Awards for our Idyll Pastures Spreadable with Honey and Lavender, Honey and Lavender Idyll Pastures, Plain Idyll Pastures Spreadable and Idyllweiss,” said Amy Spitznagel, owner of Idyll Farms. “Having the seal of approval from so many experts in the cheese world is priceless for a cheesemaker. At Idyll Farms, we put everything we have into our cheeses and only strive to make the best for our customers, so winning this trophy proves it’s all been worth it."

The cheeses were scored by 250 experts on aspects such as the appearance of the rind and paste, as well as the cheese’s aroma, body, and texture, with the majority of points awarded for flavor and mouthfeel.

There were entries from Canada, Argentina, Slovenia, Israel, India, and Ukraine, as well as from well-established cheesemaking nations such as France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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