Contact: Gail Alden
Marketing and Media Director
email@example.com, tel: 317-733-1700
Traders Point Creamery BringsHome Four Awards
from American Cheese Society- Including 1st PlaceFarmstead Cheese
Organic,European-style Dairy Products Put Indiana on the Dairy Map
Zionsville, IN – August 14, 2007 – Traders Point Creamery (www.traderspointcreamery.com),
a family-owned, organic artisan dairy, today announced that its Raw Milk Fleur de la Terre natural-rind, aged cheese received the prestigious First Place Award for Farmstead Cheeses Aged Longer Than 90Days, All Milks at the American Cheese Society’s 24th Annual conference held earlier this month. In addition, the company also garnered SecondPlace awards for its cottage cheese (Cultured Products Made From Cow’s Milk);its European-style, whole milk yogurt (YogurtsMade From All Milks); and its Fromage Blanc (Cultured Milk Products/Fromage Blanc & Quark Cheese from Cow’s Milk).
“I grew up in Holland’s dairy region, with outstanding cheeses and yogurts,” said Fons Smits, TradersPoint Creamery manager and artisan cheesemaker. “I try to bring the best of Dutch tradition to our products, while also adding a new twist to make them distinctive.”
TradersPoint Creamery all natural, certified organic products are made from grass-fed milk, contain no artificial ingredients, coloring, flavors, preservatives or stabilizers,and all yogurts are made with live, active cultures which offer probiotic health benefits. Since Traders Point cows are raised exclusively on pasture and eat the rich, carefully cultivated greens, their milk acquires more nutrients,including omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs), beta-carotene and vitamins A and E, than organic milk produced using standard feeds.
TradersPoint Creamery products are sold on site at the Creamery Farm Store and weeklyFarmers Market, and through select supermarkets, gourmet shops, and natural and organic food markets throughout the U.S.
About The American Cheese Society
TheAmerican Cheese Society is an active, not for profit trade organization that encourages the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of farmstead and natural specialty cheeses produced in the Americas and Canada.Founded in 1983, the Society is the premier platform for cheese industry research and education in America,and provides an important forum for cheesemakers, academicians, enthusiasts,food writers and cookbook authors, marketing and distribution specialists, and specialty food retailers from the U.S.,Canada, and Europe.
In theAnnual Competition and Judging, the American Cheese Society’s goal is to give positive recognition to those cheeses that are of the highest quality in their aesthetic evaluation (i.e. flavor, aroma, and texture), as well as their technical evaluation. The 2007 Competition, held August 1-4 in Burlington,VT, was the largest U.S. cheese competition to date.Two hundred producers from 30 states and Canada entered a record 1,208cheeses and cultured dairy products, which were evaluated by thirty-two judges.For more information visit www.cheesesociety.org.
About Traders Point Creamery
TradersPoint Creamery is a family owned artisan dairy located in Zionsville, Indiana.The company produces handcrafted cheeses including Fromage Blanc, Fromage Blanc spicy, Fromage Blanc garden herb, old-style cottage cheese, and “Fleur de la Terre,” a natural-rind, aged cheese. Its European-style yogurts include whole milk plain (American Cheese Society’s FirstPlace winner for 2005 and 2006), low-fat vanilla, and flavors such as Wildberry (a combination of raspberry, blackberry & acai berry); Orchard Trio (made of pear,peach, and acerola cherry), Banana-Mango, Raspberry, and other seasonal favorites.The company also produces pure, fresh, non-homogenized whole milk, chocolate milk, and ice cream.
Established in 2003, the Creamery is housed in a restored 19th-century hand-hewn barn, on a family farm which is certified organic by the USDA. The TradersPoint herd of Brown Swiss cows spends all of its time roaming free on pastures,and never receives antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones. Traders PointCreamery is perhaps the nation’s only supplier of dairy products made from 100%grass-fed organic milk, which provides a rich, natural source of omega-3 fatty acids and CLAs (conjugated linoleic acids). Synthetic fertilizers, pesticides,or herbicides are never used on the land.
The company founders believe in “nourishing the land that nourishes us all.” This means preserving the family farm and continuing their grandparents’ legacy of sensible, sustainable, low-input agriculture. Their mission is to farm inharmony with the land and animals; produce the most nutritious and healthful products possible; and encourage education of sustainable farming and nutrition.
For more information about Traders Point Creamery and its products, visit www.traderspointcreamery.com or call (317) 733-1700.