WATERLOO -- Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Mascarpone won the first place award in its category -- Open Class Soft Cheese -- at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest.

At the judging, held in Madison Aug. 21-23, Crave Brothers Mascarpone earned 99.75 out of a possible 100 points. This luxurious cheese is made from fresh, sweet cream and has been honored with more than 30 awards since it was introduced, including another recent first place award at the 2018 Dodge County Fair cheese judging.

The rich flavor and velvety texture of Crave Brothers Mascarpone makes it an ideal ingredient to stir into soups, pair with berries or honey, add to pasta dishes or create memorable appetizers such as Mascarpone layered beets. Mascarpone also is a natural for easy, company-worthy desserts, such as chocolate Mascarpone pie, and Mascarpone with shortbread cookies, fresh berries and strawberry jam or lemon curd.

Crave Brothers Farmstead classics cheeses are made with milk from the Crave 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.

Visit the website at www.cravecheese.com for product information about the award-winning line of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, recipe suggestions for serving Crave Brothers Mascarpone, and videos highlighting the Crave Brothers green story.

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