Karoun Takes Home Four Top Awards, Including a First Place Prize for Yogurt

Turlock, CA  (Food News)  Karoun Dairies’ exemplary yogurts and cheeses won top prizes at the American Cheese Society (ACS) conference on August 2nd, 2013 in Madison, WI. The 30-year anniversary of ACS saw the highest attendance on record:  1,794 cheeses and cultured milk products from 257 different companies in North America. Among them, Karoun Dairies (karouncheese.com) received four top awards to add to a growing collection that substantiates Karoun’s position as one of California’s finest cheese artisans.

Karoun Dairies’ awards include:

Yogurts with No Additional Ingredients:
1st place – Karoun Yogurt

Fresh Un-ripened Cheese:
2nd place – Fresh Basket Cheese

Hispanic Un-ripened Style:
3rd place – Karoun Queso Fresco

Smoked Italian Style:
3rd place – Karoun Smoked Braided String Cheese

“Our all natural yogurts have live probiotic cultures and are made fresh California milk that is free from BHG/rBST, and is also OU Kosher certified,” said Mr. Rostom Baghdassarian, COO of Karoun Dairies. “We take pride in the many extra steps necessary to insure Karoun’s products are the finest possible, bursting with purity and freshness. We thank the ACS for their acknowledgement of the quality yogurts and cheeses we produce.”

Over 1,400 members strong, ACS is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. ACS proudly hosts North America’s foremost annual educational conference and world-renowned cheese judging and competition. Quality and tradition makes Karoun Dairies a natural fit for the high standards of the ACS.

About Karoun Dairies, Inc.

Founded in 1992, Karoun is a family-run business reflecting fulfillment of the American dream. The company has grown from creating hand braided String Cheese for local ethnic and specialty grocery stores, to producing a wide variety of Mediterranean specialty cheeses and yogurt products with nationwide mainstream distribution. All Karoun cheeses are natural and handmade using only milk from cows that are free from growth hormones, BGH/rBST, and are Real California Milk certified. All Karoun’s yogurt products are all natural and OU Kosher certified. For more information, please visit karouncheese.com.

For product samples, press materials, or further information, please contact Susan Nielsen, Christie Communications (www.christiecomm.com), at 805-969-3744, or snielsen@christiecomm.com.

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