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Celebrity Goat Wins GDUSA Award
Atalanta Corporation, a leading global food importer, in conjunction with Princeton-based design agency, Zullo, has been awarded the American Graphic Design Award 2016 for Celebrity™ Goat Cheese Package Design. Atalanta partners with Zullo on various branding and packaging projects.

Finica Wins Top Awards at the 2016 American Cheese Society Competition
Finica’s Canadian partner, Mariposa Dairy, took home an award for its Celebrity line. Placing 1st in cloth bound cheddar, was Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar which is handcrafted in small batches using premium Ontario’s goat milk.

Goat Lindsay Bandaged Cheddar makes Ontario Restaurant News!
Goat Lindsay Bandaged Cheddar alongside Tania Sheep's Milk Cheese were featured at the Gordon Food Service Show in Toronto this past March.

Mariposa Diary garners 6 wins at the Montreal SIAL 2016 Show
During the Montreal SIAL show 2016, the Canadian Cheese Awards took place. We are pleased to say that it was Mariposa Dairy who surprised the crowd with their 6 wins!

We are excited to welcome Gay Lea Foods as a minority partner within Mariposa Dairy
Strategically this is a great move to ensure long term grown in the goat cheese category and bring new farms into processing goat's milk for the sustainability of the significant demand in this category.

Finica Food Specialties Wins Multiple Awards at the 2015 International Cheese Awards, held in Nantwich UK
The International Cheese Awards, held in Nantwich, UK took place on July 28-29, 2015. With a record number of cheeses, more than 4,500 competed at the largest cheese show in the world. Entries stemmed from 274 exhibitors from 31 countries. Finica is proud to be part of such a colossal event.

Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar: The Collier's Story Video
Collier’s Powerful Welsh Cheddar is a tribute to Wales’ proud mining tradition and a reflection of today’s appreciation of quality and taste. Video their story here.

Gellert Global Group Founders Endow Food Safety Research Chair at Cornell University
Gellert Global Group's Chairman and CEO, George Gellert and family announced an endowment for the Department of Food Science at Cornell University – Ithaca, NY.

Finica Food Specialties, Ltd. celebrates its 20th anniversary as a member of the Gellert Global Group
Ontario-based Finica Food Specialties, a leading importer and distributor of specialty cheese and gourmet food items from around the world, is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a member of the Gellert Global Group. Two decades of integration and dynamic growth has transformed Finica Food Specialties, increasing sales ten-fold with a portfolio of award-winning items.

Partanna awarded Gold Medal as World's Best Olive Oil at the New York International Olive Oil Competition 2015
On April 15, 2015 the results of the world's largest and most prestigious olive oil competition were revealed in New York, where nearly 700 olive oil from 25 countries were evaluated by an international jury of experts.

Beemster Classic Super Gold Again!!
Winning is always a great feeling. Especially when it is at the worlds most prestigious competition : ” The World Cheese Awards”.

Mariposa Dairy plans further expansion
What started out 25 years ago as a small home based company has grown into one of the largest goat cheese manufacturers in the province. And as Greg Davis reports, Mariposa Dairy in Lindsay has major plans to expand.

Finica Showcases Award-Winners from The Royal and BECC
The 92st annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair showcased some of Finica Food Specialties best cheeses, with Ontario’s own Mariposa Dairy winning Reserve Champion for their Lenberg Farms Lindsay Bandaged Cheddar.

Tania Takes Another Win Across the Pond
Lenberg Farms Tania Toscano Sheep's Milk Cheese continues its dominance in the culinary world, winning top honors in two major categories in last week's International Cheese Awards held in the United Kingdom.

New Store in Quebec City
A new Beemster store opens its doors in Quebec City

Finica Commands 2014 ACS Conference
Atalanta Corporation came home with three awards from this year's American Cheese Society (ACS) Conference. The 31st annual conference, held this year in Sacramento, California, showcased several of Atalanta's exclusive award-winning producers.

Retail Council Unveils Grand Prix New Product Award Winners
Finica Food Specialties Limited was the big winner at the 21st Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards, held June 4 in Toronto. The company earned two awards for its Zerto Fresh Mozzarella Pre-Sliced – best Dairy Product category, and the coveted All-Canadian Award for the highest-scoring overall Canadian product in the competition.

Blu 61 makes the cover of "Culture: the Word on Cheese" magazine
The aromatic and visually striking Blu 61 cheese from La Casearia Carpenedo is featured on this month's Culture the Word on Cheese magazine. Noted for its striking color, aromatic and intense flavor Blu 61 is a marvel to see and taste.

Finica Wins Top Prizes at the Canadian Cheese Awards
Finica Food Specialties took two top prizes at the first annual Canadian Cheese Awards, held on April 7 in Toronto, Ontario. The competition hosted cheesemakers from across Canada, with nearly 300 products from 76 producers.

Men’s Health Magazine Highlights Sartori Cheese
Sartori Cheese is excited to announce their inclusion in Men's Health Magazine's 125 Best Foods Feature. Sartori's SarVecchio® Parmesan was named "Best All-Purpose Cheese," while Sartori's Espresso BellaVitano® received "Best Snacking Cheese."

Tania takes the Crown at The Royal 2013!
Mariposa Dairy awarded First Place for Tania in the Sheep's Milk category along with 8 other awards!

Beemster wins 3 Stars, Superior Taste Award!
XXX thanks, on behalf of our cows, farmers and cheese makers.

Finica Cheeses win 1st & 3rd place
ACS (American Cheese Society) Competition 2013 Results

Finica and Mariposa Dairy "clean house" at the 2012 Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto.
With a 12-award sweep, Finica and Mariposa make an impressive showing at the Royal Fair.

Mariposa Dairy and Celebrity Goat Cheese Bring Home Numerous Awards at the Royal Winter Fair
myKawartha.com: Local Producers Win Big at Royal Winter Fair

Mariposa Dairy earns Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence
Please join us in congratulating the Mariposa Dairy team on their outstanding accomplishment.

American Cheese Society Awards 2011
Celebrity International Wins Big at the 2011 American Cheese Society Awards

American Cheese Society Awards 2012
Finica Food Specialties garners 5 awards at this year's competition.

World Dairy Expo - Awards


Paesano Olive Oils - Awards & Certificates


The Big Cheese Article
City Life: Celebrity International Goat Cheese with Cranberry and Cinnamon

British Empire Cheese Show - Awards


Mariposa Dairy Cheese Tops
Mariposa Artisan Goat Cheese selected as Top Cheese at the 83rd annual British Empire Cheese Show

Celebrity International Goat Logs under COR Kosher Supervision