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March 6, 2020

Emmi Roth Captures Impressive Wins at 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest

The Company’s Roth® Gorgonzola places in the Top 20 Cheeses in the World

MADISON, WI, March 6, 2020 – Emmi Roth took home three awards at the World Championship Cheese Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin, this week, including the honor of placing in the Top 20 Cheeses.

Roth® Gorgonzola, a signature cheese from the company’s Wisconsin-made Roth brand of cheeses, scored 98.55 in the Gorgonzola cheese category, ranking it Best of Class and putting it into the Top 20 Cheeses. Roth Gorgonzola, made at Emmi Roth’s newest creamery in Seymour, Wisconsin, is an Italian-style blue aged 3+ months for a full, earthy flavor and pillowy texture.

The company’s Roth brand was also recognized for its Roth Monroe cheese, which scored an impressive 99.75 points in the Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Soft Cheeses category. Monroe, named after Roth’s original creamery in Monroe, Wisconsin, has earned top awards since its launch in June of 2018. Crafted by cheesemaker Madeline Kuhn, Roth Monroe is the only cheese of its kind made in Wisconsin.

Emmi Roth also represented cheeses they import from Switzerland, including their new Kaltbach™ Gouda, which scored a 99.20 in the Open Class: Hard Cheeses category. Kaltbach Gouda is the newest cave-aged cheese in the company’s line of Kaltbach cheeses aged in the famed 22 million-year-old Kaltbach Cave in Switzerland.

“There is no greater compliment for our cheesemakers and team than being recognized like this on an international stage,” said Tim Omer, president and managing director at Emmi Roth. “The passion and commitment of everyone here at Emmi Roth is inspiring and exciting to be part of.”

Judges evaluated more than 3,667 different entries in 120 categories at the World Championship Cheese Contest in 2020, more than any other year. A full list of winners can be found online.

Media Contact: Abby Despins, 608-293-1003,

About Emmi Roth
Emmi Roth creates the best cheese moments. We craft cheese with heart and develop products made to inspire. From making some of the most awarded cheeses in the U.S. to importing Switzerland’s most beloved cheeses, we work every day to provide the world’s best cheeses. We are proud to be part of Switzerland’s largest milk processor, Emmi Group, which employs 5,400 people in 13 countries worldwide. Here in the U.S., Emmi Roth has operations at five locations across Wisconsin and growing.