I had the pleasure of chatting about blue cheese with Litehouse at a recent tradeshow. I thought I would spotlight these ACS award winning blues this Sunday.
Litehouse began in Hope Idaho over 50 years ago making dressings. It is today 100% employee owned. “Families making food for families” is an appropriate tagline for Litehouse. But did you know their cheesemaker Marvin Sharp has been making artisan cheese for 40 years?!
Simply Artisan Reserve Blue won 1st place at ACS in 2015.
This Blue has twice the cream of a traditional Gorgonzola and aged 100 days. This Rindless blue is rich and creamy smooth.
The next year, 2016 at the ACS awards in Des Moines, Litehouse swept the competition with their Simply Artisan Reserve double Crème Gorgonzola at 1st place, Simply Artisan Reserve True Gorgonzola at 2nd place, Simply Artisan Reserve True Blue at 3rd place.
I hadn’t paid much attention to this creamery in Idaho until 2016 in Des Moines!
THIS JUST IN: THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF SO MANY IN OUR CHEESE COMMUNITY, OUR FIRST ACS CCP EXAM® HAS BEEN FULLY FUNDED!! Plus we are 50% toward funding a second scholarship for an ACS CCP® to attend the ACS Conference in Denver.
Our Facebook Cheese Study Group is raising funds to send worthy ACS CCP exam® candidates and ACS CCPs® who want to attend the 2017 ACS Conference in Denver, Cheese With Altitude. You can apply for a scholarship by clicking hereand you can contribute to the scholarship fund by clicking here. All monies raised (withe the exception of the fees charged by GoFundMe) go to the winners of the scholarship. everyone involved in the scholarship efforts is donating their time and receiving NO fees or monetary compensation… just the feeling of helping those who need our help. Complete rules and information can be found here.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm April 15th.