Friday, October 11, 2013

Rumiano Cheese Celebrates Non-GMO Month with A Sweepstakes

By: The Food Hunter


October is Non-GMO month and Rumiano Cheese, a family owned and operated cheese company in California is celebrating by giving 1 lucky winner a year's worth of Non-GMO cheese. (enter here)


You may be wondering why all the hoopla: well Rumiano which has been producing cheese for over 90 years is the first in the world to achieve the Non-GMO project verification. What does this verification mean?

"The verification seal indicates that the product bearing the seal has gone through our verification process. Our verification is an assurance that a product has been produced according to consensus-based best practices for GMO avoidance:
  • We require ongoing testing of all at-risk ingredients—any ingredient being grown commercially in GMO form must be tested prior to use in a verified product.
  • We use an Action Threshold of 0.9%. This is in alignment with laws in the European Union, where any product containing more than 0.9% GMO must be labeled. Absence of all GMOs is the target for all Non-GMO Project Standard compliant products. Continuous improvement practices toward achieving this goal must be part of the Participant’s quality management systems.
  • After the test, we require rigorous traceability and segregation practices to be followed in order to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product.
  • For low-risk ingredients, we conduct a thorough review of ingredient specification sheets to determine absence of GMO risk.
  • Verification is maintained through an annual audit, along with onsite inspections for high-risk products." (taken from the non-GMO Project website)
The company's philosphy is simple "It all comes down to good people, good ingredients, and good products" and I think Rumiano's has this down. The cheeses which come in several varieties are wholesome, high quality and great tasting.  I sampled the mozzarella and the mild cheddar and was impressed with both. The cheese is available at most Whole Foods Markets and online.

Not only do you have a chance to win a year's worth of cheese directly from Rumiano Cheese (enter here) but I'm going to give 5 lucky readers a chance to win a free block of cheese. That's right I'll be picking 5 winners at the end of the month. So be sure to get your entrees in (see below).



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28 comments:

  1. My favorites are pepper jack and mozzarella cheese

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  2. Probably Cheddar, but I like many.

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  3. I like "white" cheeses, like Swiss, Muenster, and especially smoked gouda!

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  4. Any kind really but colby jack is my fave

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  5. I have not tried this brand of cheese... but would love to! My fav is extra sharp cheddar

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  6. I love pepper jack cheese! mmmmm - Angie

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  7. I love their cheese. My favorite is the pepper jack.

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  8. I like the Sharp Cheddar :)
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  9. Cheese is like pizza...there isn't a bad one! I would love any kind!

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  10. I love pepper jack, anything with a little spice, but really I love all cheese!

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  12. I absolutely love aged extra sharp white cheddar.

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  13. I'm a nut for goat cheese, but there are few cheeses I would turn down!

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