Ferndale Farmstead Awarded Three National Cheese Awards
The Whatcom County-based creamery secured prestigious American Cheese Society awards at the organization’s 2017 National Conference
Ferndale, Wash. (July 31, 2017) – Ferndale Farmstead, a Whatcom County-based creamery producing traditionally made cheeses, announced today they received three awards from the American Cheese Society at the organization’s 2017 national conference in Denver. The awards were a welcome surprise for the family owned and operated company after opening their doors only two years ago.
Ferndale Farmstead’s Scamorza took home 2nd Place in the Mozzarella Type category, while their Asiago Pressa took 2nd Place and their Caciotta placed 3rd both in the Farmstead category. All three cheese faced steep competition at this year’s national conference, with 281 companies submitting 2,024 products to the competition - marking the largest number of entries in the organization’s history.
“We’re so incredibly excited to have our cheeses awarded at the national level,” Daniel Wavrin, head cheesemaker at Ferndale Farmstead, said. “We take a lot of pride in the seed-to-cheese process behind our creamery and we couldn’t be more humbled to receive this recognition.”
The American Cheese Society is regarded as the leading organization supporting and promoting American-made cheeses. The organization provides the cheese community with educational resources and opportunities while encouraging the highest standards of cheese making, Wavrin said. The organization also emphasizes safety and sustainability.
Ferndale Farmstead’s cheeses were recognized for both their flavor profiles and the process that goes into their production. Unlike other cheese competitions, where cheeses are graded down for technical defects, the American Cheese Society’s competition recognizes cheeses for both their aesthetic and technical quality.
Ferndale Farmstead’s cheeses, including those awarded by the American Cheese Society, are available at local grocers across the Pacific Northwest.
About Ferndale Farmstead
Within the heart of the Pacific Northwest, in Washington state, three generations of the Wavrin family are proud to present artisan cheese crafted in the Italian tradition. This happens on our farm in Ferndale. We use only milk we produce from cows we raise, fed from the crops that we grow.