NORTHPORT, Mich., May 4, 2018 – Idyll Farms, a Certified Humane® pasture-based farmstead goat creamery located in Northport, Michigan, received two awards at the 2018 World Championship Cheese banquet in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 19, 2018.
Idyll Farms was the only Michigan-based creamery to win, taking home an award for Best in Class for the Idyll Pastures Fennel Pollen in the Flavored Soft Goat’s Milk Cheese Category and a third-place award for the Idyll Pastures in the Soft Goat’s Milk Cheese Category.
The World Championship Cheese Contest, initiated in 1957, is the largest technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition in the world. A team of 56 internationally-renowned judges technically evaluated all entries over the three-day competition held in Madison, Wisconsin, March 6-8, 2018.
“We are thrilled to receive these accolades against such strong contenders at this year’s World Championship,” said Mark Spitznagel, Co-Founder of Idyll Farms alongside Amy Spitznagel.
“We are truly grateful for the recognition, proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to enhancing our high standards,” added Amy.
About Idyll Farms
Idyll Farms is a Certified Humane® pasture-based Alpine goat farm and creamery located in Northport, Michigan, specializing in producing farmstead goat cheese. Their Certified-Humane® Alpine goats are pasture-fed through managed intensive rotational grazing. Going into their 6th year of operation, they have won 5 World Championship Cheese Awards and 11 American Cheese Society Awards. Idyll Farms was founded in 2010 by and is owned and operated by Amy and Mark Spitznagel (who is additionally Founder and CIO of investment management firm Universa Investments), to create a sustainable, pasture-based goat farm and make world-class farmstead chevre.