Saaremaa Dairy Factory’s ‘Old Saare’ matured cheese has been named Dairy Product of the Year by the judges in the Best Estonian Food Product competition. 13 products were in the running for the title.
Ülo Kivine, Chairman of the Management Board of Saaremaa Dairy Factory, said that the company is very proud to have been awarded the title. “It’s always great news for food producers if they’re given the seal of approval for what they’re doing in their field,” he said. “In this case, that means we’re making the best Estonian dairy product on the market.”
According to Sirje Potisepp, Director of the Estonian Food Industry Association, the dairy products category in the competition showed that the range of products has become very diverse. “Where dairy products are concerned it’s very important that they’re as natural as possible,” she said. “But a lot of producers have taken that even further, offering ‘clean label’ products in which the number of ingredients is reduced to an absolute minimum.”
Source: Saarte Hääl newspaper