POINT REYES ORIGINAL BLUE WINS BEST OF SHOW

Original Blue Cheese Wins Best of Show

PRESS RELEASE July 7, 2010

For Immediate Release
Sacramento, CA
 Point Reyes Original Blue™ Cheese was awarded Best of Show (Cows’ Milk) at the California State Fair in the Commercial Cheese Competition. Original Blue took the Gold in the Semi Soft Cheese category and went on to win Best of Show over 140 specialty cheese entries in the competition. Original Blue is the flagship cheese of Marin County producer, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company. Made on the Giacomini family farm by cheese maker Kuba Hemmerling, Original Blue is California’s only classic style blue cheese.

According to Bob Giacomini, owner of Point Reyes, “What a great day – after 10 years of making and selling Original Blue, to win Best of Show is just thrilling. Under Kuba’s leadership, our team is passionate and dedicated to making Original Blue the finest cheese possible, this award is certainly proof of that.”

Additionally, Toma, the newest cheese from Point Reyes Farmstead released this Spring, won a Gold Medal in the Semi Hard Cheese category. Kuba is especially proud, “I love to create new cheese and I came to Point Reyes with the immediate goal of adding a high quality cheese that would compliment Original Blue – so Toma winning Gold right from the start is especially rewarding.”

For more information about this year’s winners see http://www.bigfun.org/pdfs/competitions/cheese/CompanyCheeseResults.pdf

Media Contact
Jill Giacomini Basch
Managing Partner
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
PO Box 9
Point Reyes, CA 94956
415.279.4873 direct/cell
415.663.8880 farm
jill@pointreyescheese.com

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