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Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese took home First Place/Blue Ribbon honors in the 2018 Dodge County Fair Cheese Judging for its Mascarpone Cheese and its Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls. In addition, the Marinated Fresh Mozzarella received the overall Merit Award. It also placed First at the 2018 World Cheese Championships and Second at the 2018 American Cheese Society. Crave Brothers Farmers Rope String Cheese won the Second Place/Red Ribbon award in the Italian Cheese—Pasta Filata category at Dodge County Fair in Beaver Dam, WI.

The winning Marinated Ciliegine (cherry size) Fresh Mozzarella is a Crave Brothers specialty, marinated in a signature blend of olive oil and canola oil, with a custom spice mix. The cheese is an ideal choice for pasta salads, or as an appetizer served with olives and sliced tomatoes. Fresh Mozzarella is also available in Perline (pearl size), Bocconcini (ball size), Ovoline (egg size), Medallions, 8 oz. balls, 1-pound balls, and 1-pound logs. All told, Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella varieties have earned more 36 awards for excellence.

In addition to receiving honors for Fresh Mozzarella, Crave Brothers Mascarpone won first place in the Mascarpone class. This luxurious cheese, made from fresh, sweet cream, has been honored with more than 30 awards since it was introduced. The rich flavor and velvety texture make it an ideal ingredient to stir into soups, pair with berries or honey, add to pasta dishes or create memorable desserts such as Fresh Peach and Mascarpone Parfaits and Chocolate Mascarpone Pie.

Also at the Dodge County Fair, Crave Brothers Farmer’s Rope String Cheese received a second-place prize in the Italian Cheese, Pasta Filata category. This handmade deli string cheese is characterized by its fresh flavor, and is an ideal choice for melting, shredding and snacking. Serve it with fresh fruits and vegetables, or pair it with Pilsner or sparkling apple cider for autumn get-togethers.

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese is made with milk from the family’s own dairy herd in a farmstead cheese-making facility that practices water conservation, recycling, and uses 100 percent green power. Their anaerobic biodigester produces enough electricity to power the Crave Brothers Farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community.

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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 biodigester 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 Farmstead Cheese produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.