Caputo Cheese wins big at The World Championship Cheese Contest, placing ‘Best Of Class’ with their Nodini Fresh Mozzarella.

Caputo Cheese is a family-owned premium cheese producer, since 1978 they have been proudly crafting the finest Italian cheeses bringing authentic old-world taste and tradition into every bite. Caputo Cheese offers the finest quality hard and fresh Italian cheeses, but it’s their Nodini that took center stage at the recent World Championship Cheese Contest.

Nodini, which means “little knots” in Italian, consists of elaborately tying fresh mozzarella into a knot shape by hand. The Nodini are delicate in texture and rich and creamy in flavor, with a pleasantly chewy bite thanks to the unique knot shape. These delicious mozzarella knots lend themselves to many recipes like salads, pizza or panini. 

The 2024 World Championship Cheese Contest was hosted by The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association on March 5-7 in Madison, Wisconsin. This has been the premiere cheese contest in the world since 1957, with the biggest names in the industry competing every year, such as Belgioioso, Crave Brothers, Lactalis and Granarolo. So, it was a huge step for Caputo Cheese to win against these industry giants and showcase their true Italian cheese making skills that have been passed down through generations.

Natale Caputo, company President and leader of Team Caputo was overjoyed with the win:

“Such a proud moment for the Caputo Team! The hard work and passion of our cheesemakers really shined in the contest. Not only did we take Best of Class in a category jam-packed with the greatest cheesemakers in the world, we were also able to showcase our traditional cheesemaking in our Nodini. A special thank you to all of the judges, volunteers and team at the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association.”