Who doesn’t love cheese? And we’re not talking Velveeta and Cheese Whiz – we’re talking about the world class stuff. The Bay Area has some of the best cheese producers around and the accolades keep piling on. The Marin French Cheese Company, America’s oldest continuously operating cheese producer, recently won 13 medals at the World Cheese Awards in the UK.

Their Triple Crème Brie is quite the winner. According to a release, “Marin French earned 3 Gold medals along with 10 other Silver and Bronze awards. This notable success comes on the heels of winning 12 awards at the American Cheese Society competition held in August.

Marin French began producing a fresh curd cheese, Breakfast Cheese, in 1865 and selling it to the stevedores of Yerba Buena (San Francisco) for breakfast. 145 years later Marin French produces 40 different styles of soft-ripened cheese including the relatively new International “gold standard” of brie, Rouge et Noir Triple Crème Brie. This is the second time that Rouge et Noir Triple Crème Brie has won a gold medal in international competition; beating the best from France, Canada, New Zealand and other world renowned cheese producers.”

Congratulations. I look forward to tasting the cheese on a nice slab of cracker in the near future.

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