Let's Have a Round of Applause for the 2022 sofi™ Award Winners!
sofi™ Awards Logo by Specialty Food Association via their website.
Earlier this week, the Specialty Food Association announced the 2022 sofi™ Award winners. According to the Specialty Food Association website, "The Specialty Food Association’s sofi™ Awards have been honoring the best in specialty food for 50 years. sofi™ Award honorees are selected through a blind tasting process and are true innovators in their categories. The sofi Award brings with it exposure to food buyers from top names in supermarkets, specialty retailers, foodservice, distributors, as well as the press. Winning a sofi Award isn’t just another trophy for your bookshelf – it’s a doorway to invaluable business opportunities and global recognition."
The sofi™ Award's categories are vast, from cocktails and snacks, to decadent cheeses and breakfast foods--there is just about everything!
While browsing the list, I noticed that some of our favorites made the list!
Laura Chenel Everything Bagel Fresh Goat Cheese took home the sofi™ for Best New Product in the Non-Cow Milk/Mixed Milk Cheese category. Laura Chenel goat cheese is a must for cooking and spreading due to its high moisture content. And who can resist everything bagel seasoning on anything? A well deserved win!
Divina Sour Cherry Spread is delicious on [almost] anything. This sweet and tart spread won a Gold sofi™ Award in the Fruit Spreads, Jams & Jellies category.
Vermont Creamery Cultured Butter 86% took home Gold in the Other Dairy category. Any recipe that you melt this "deliciously cultured, ridiculously creamy" butter in is sure to knock your socks off.
Some other notable wins include Beecher's Handmade Cheese Street Corn, RIND Carrot Cheese Slices, Bixby & Co Crème Brûlée Chocolate Bar, FIreworks Chefs Basil Pesto Butter, Volpi Cacciatore Salame, and Good Catch Plant Based Salmon Burger.
You can view the full list of 2022 sofi™ Award winners here.
The sofi™ Award winner list acts as an amazing shopping list if you're looking to try something new and want to be sure that it'll be absolutely delicious. 😋
Keep an eye out for the Product of the Year Award and New Product of the Year Award, which will be announced at the 2022 Summer Fancy Food Show on June 12!