Caves of Faribault Blue Cheese Wins Bronze – 2022

Caves of Faribault Blue Cheese Wins Bronze at International Cheese and Dairy Awards

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Prairie Farms’ Caves of Faribault Cheese Division recently won a Bronze Award at the 125th International Cheese and Dairy Awards held at the Staffordshire County, England Showgrounds in June. The honor was awarded to St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese in the Soft, Semi-soft or Cream Cheese-Blue Veined Cheese Class. This particular cheese class is open to non UK Producers only.

“We’re honored to see St. Pete’s Select among a list of so many great cheeses from around the world,” said Erin Clancy, Sales Manager at Caves of Faribault. “I’m proud to say that we have some of the world’s best cheese makers rights here in Faribault, Minnesota.”

This is the first year that Prairie Farms’ Cheese Division, Caves of Faribault, has competed at ICDA. The ICDA is one of the largest judging platforms for world-class cheese and dairy products from around the world. Over 5,500 entries were presented at this year’s show, which includes high profile recognition from independents, retailers and food service companies across the globe.

Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. is one of the largest and most successful dairy cooperatives operating in the Midwest and the South. Elements of the cooperative include more than 700 farm families, 7,000 team members, 47 manufacturing plants, over 100 distribution facilities, and annual sales of over $3.6 billion. Prairie Farms is a nationally recognized leader in the dairy industry known for setting the standard for milk flavor innovations and producing award-winning milk, cheese, and cultured dairy products. With headquarters in Edwardsville, Ill., the Prairie Farms distribution footprint covers over 30 percent of the United States; products are available in grocery chains, mass merchandiser stores, club stores, convenience stores, dollar stores, drug stores, schools, foodservice outlets, and warehouse distribution centers. For more information about our farmers and cheeses please visit


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