a good food award for bonne bouche
January 20, 2017 // by Allison Hooper
Holy goat! For the second time in two years, we were recognized for superlative quality and responsible cheesemaking with a Good Food Award for our Bonne Bouche!
For Bonne Bouche to earn this accolade twice in two years years, is a true testament to our team’s commitment to transparency and innovation.
The 2017 Good Food Awards winners were announced on Friday, January 20 at a gala awards ceremony at the historic Herbst Theater in San Francisco, California.
From the 2,059 entries from nearly every state, 193 winners passed rigorous vetting to confirm they met specific Good Food Awards standards around sound agricultural practices, sourcing transparency and good animal husbandry.
We introduced Bonne Bouche in 2001 and it quickly won over the hearts and palates of cheese lovers in America. Made with fresh pasteurized goats’ milk from family farms, the curd is carefully hand ladled, lightly sprinkled with ash and aged just long enough to develop a rind. After about ten days, the cheeses are packaged in their crates and sent into the marketplace where it will continue to age up to eighty days.
This year, Vermont Creamery was one of eight Vermont food producers to win the coveted Good Food Award in 2017. Big Picture Farm won for their Farmstead Chocolate Covered Caramels; Spring Brook Farm for their Reading cheese; Grafton Village Cheese for their Bear Hill cheese; Green Jam Man for their Honey Sage Pear Jam; Sumptuous Syrups of Vermont for their Sumptuous Farm to Bar Tart Cherry Rich Simple Syrup; Vermont Amber Organic Toffee for their Fennel Seed Toffee and Fat Toad Farm for their Vanilla Bean Goats’ Milk Caramel Sauce.
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