Pine River Sweeps Cheese Spread Category at Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Contest

NEWTON, WI – Pine River Pre-Pack, Inc. won first, second, and third place in the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese Blue Ribbon Dairy Products competition in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Pine River’s Pepper Jack Cold Pack Cheese Spread won the Blue Ribbon, followed by Cold Pack Chunky Blue Cheese Spread in second and Cold Pack Grilled Onion Cheese Spread in third.

“We always strive to make the best cheese spreads using the highest quality ingredients,” said Phil Lindemann, CEO of Pine River. “The fact that our cheese spreads finish in the top three places in our category shows our commitment to this promise and our focus on providing consistent flavor, body, texture and appearance in every cup of cheese spread we produce.” . “

Pepper Jack, a delicately spiced and buttery cheese spread, has also won gold medals at the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest and the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest.

For blue cheese lovers, Chunky Bleu combines natural Grade A Wisconsin cheddar with a bold blue flavor and chunks of Bleu Marble Jack, while the Toasted Onion Spread has a robust flavor of onion and chives that pair well with creamy golden cheddar cheese.

After a sabbatical year, the Dairy products competition is back this year with 417 registrations in 49 classes. The winners were honored at the Blue Ribbon Dairy Auction held Thursday, August 12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. The auction raised more than $ 54,000 to support scholarship support and the efforts of the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board.

About the Pine River Pre-Pack

Built on over five generations of dairy industry experience, Pine River Pre-Pack, Inc. produces three styles of award-winning Wisconsin cheese spread: Cold Pack Cheese Spread, Clean Label Cold Pack Cheese Spread and Gourmet Snack. long shelf life. Broadcast. We also offer private label, food service and fundraising services. Our cheese spreads are made one batch at a time in our state-of-the-art factory in Newton, WI. For more information visit

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