The cheese from LACTOVIL – Dairy Products of Trancoso will now display the seal “Best Cheese Award 2019 – Cheese Competition of Portugal”. The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Lisbon International Fair in the 11th edition of the event, promoted by the National Association of Dairy Industry (ANIL).
210 cheeses were in competition, a record number from which 23 winners were selected. 46 cheeses were also entitled to honorable mentions.
LACTOVIL has thus recognized its work with the distinction of Best Normal Cured Cow Cheese for “Star Flower”.
The reference company in the dairy sector in Portugal was also distinguished with three honorable mentions for Flemish Cheese “O Lavrador”, Buttery Sheep Cheese “Pastor da Beira Alta” and Buttery Sheep Cheese “Flor da Estrela”. It should be noted that LACTOVIL collected the only two mentions in the Buttery Sheep Cheese category and were considered by most of the panel of tasters as the most appreciated.
The distinctions resulted from a rigorous, objective and technical analysis, under blind evidence, made by 25 judges at the ALS Controlvet / Fullsense premises in Tondela. The jury was made up of representatives from industry, control and certification bodies, educational institutions, restaurants and gastronomy, distribution and the media.
According to José Pedro Pinto, CEO of LACTOVIL, “these awards reflect the effort, dedication, affection and sense of responsibility based on food safety being the basic principles of the company and with the collaboration of all involved, from the producer of milk, suppliers to all employees, with a single purpose: daily bringing what we do best to the table of our customers: The Best Cheeses in Portugal ”.
LACTOVIL is a reference company in the dairy sector in Portugal, dedicated to the production and marketing of all types of cheese. The company is headquartered in the medieval town of Trancoso, in the Serra da Estrela Demarcated Region. The dairy company owns one of the most important factories in the sector with a production capacity of about 3000 tons / year.
Brands such as “Queijaria das Pousadas”, “Flor da Estrela”, “Montanha”, “O Lavrador” and “Pastor da Beira Alta” are assured of their presence in the best distribution chains in Portugal and in over 30 countries where the company exports its cheeses, being present at tables all over the world.
Values such as Innovation, Quality, Ambition, Excellence and Seriousness are present in the daily life of this company, resulting in excellent quality cheeses and exquisite taste.
Lactovil has also won three honorable mentions with Flemish Cheese “O Lavrador”, Buttery Sheep Cheese “Beira Alta Shepherd” and “Flor da Estrela” Buttery Sheep Cheese.