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Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese received First Place honors for its Marinated Fresh Mozzarella in the Flavored Cheese Category of the 2018 World Cheese Championships. This year’s 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest was held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI. More than 3,400 cheeses, yogurts and butters competed for honors in the event, with entries from 26 countries as well as from 32 states across the U.S.

In addition to its First Place Award, Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella won a Third Place Award in the Fresh Mozzarella category. Crave Brothers Mascarpone also achieved a Fifth Place ranking in the Soft Cheeses category, competing with more than 25 entries from four countries.

As well as being recognized for their outstanding flavor and texture, all of the cheeses produced by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese are made with milk from the Crave family’s own dairy herd, and are sustainably produced. The Crave family’s green energy commitment also sets Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese apart. The farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100 percent green power, and practices water conservation and recycling.

This year’s First Place Award in the World Cheese Championship continues the Crave Brothers’ tradition of creating award-winning cheeses. Last year, Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella swept the Fresh Mozzarella category at the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships, placing First, Second and Third. Other recent Fresh Mozzarella awards include First and Second Place Awards at the 2017 World Dairy Product Awards; First and Second Place Awards at the 2017 American Cheese Society Competition; and Second Place honors for both Fresh Mozzarella and Marinated Fresh Mozzarella at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest.

Visit the website at for additional product information about Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese varieties. You’ll also find recipe ideas, details about the Crave Brothers Green Story, and instructions for entering the 2018 Crave Brothers Cheese Recipe Contest that closes on March 31.

The Crave family farms 2,500 acres of productive land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the manure digester to water recovery and recycling, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. The Crave Brothers Farm LLC and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese LLC use 100% green power and are carbon-negative businesses. Their anaerobic biodigester produces more electricity than they need, enough to power the dairy farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community.

Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.