Cadi Urgèlia Wins Gold at the 2020 Sofi™ Awards

CADI Urgèlia, has won the Gold Award in the Best Cow’s Milk Cheese category as part of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 2020 Sofi™ Awards.

Online PR News – 28-August-2020 – Flanders, New Jersey – CADI Urgèlia, has won the Gold Award in the Best Cow’s Milk Cheese category as part of the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 2020 Sofi™ Awards, a top honor in the $158 billion specialty food industry.

The CADI Urgèlia was one of 148 winners selected by a panel of specialty food experts from nearly 2,000 entries across 39 product categories. Products are judged on taste, including flavor, appearance, texture and aroma, ingredient quality and innovation. All tastings are blind. This year, for the first time, Sofi judging was held at the prestigious Rutgers Food Innovation Center following strict safety guidelines.

About CADI Urgèlia
A traditional semi-soft specialty cheese from Catalonia with PDO (Protected Designation of Origin). All milk for Urgèlia cheese comes from the Frisona breed of cattle. Urgèlia is a washed rind cheese aged a minimum of 45 days. The interior paste is creamy white with many small holes and a light brown rind. A robust and buttery taste with a fruity and aromatic flavor, which is reminiscent of moss, fungi or almonds.

Urgèlia is a delicious pairing with Spanish membrillo (quince jelly), eaten with fruit, salads, or Serrano ham. An excellent melting cheese, enjoy melted on pasta dishes, pizza, crepes or soups.

About CADI Cooperative
CADI is a centenary cooperative committed to supplying the consumer with products of the highest quality. The CADI Cooperative is located in a beautiful valley in the Catalan Pyrenees, an area where nature is luxuriant and still pristine. The high pastures of the Pyrenees mountains give our dairy products a fresh and unique flavor. Since 1915, CADI has produced cheese of the highest quality, recognized and guaranteed by the most strict European regulatory agencies.

One Hundred years late, CADI milk is still provided only by the farmers who belong to the Cooperative, which comes only from two Pyrenean regions: Alt Urgell and Cerdanya. This guarantees its constant uniformity and richness. All CADI cheeses are made of a blend of rich morning and evening milk.

More information about CADI and their products can be found at

About Epicure Foods Corporation
Epicure Foods Corporation is an Importer and Distributor of international and domestic gourmet products. Epicure was founded in 1971 in Elizabeth, New Jersey by Damir Drezga. After Damir’s passing in 2014, his children, Jennifer Drezga and Stephen Drezga, have taken the reigns of the company. In 2019, Epicure Foods Corporation expanded to a new facility in Flanders, New Jersey. Epicure Foods Corporation specializes in cheese, charcuterie, and specialty and grocery items.

More information about Epicure Foods Corporation can be found at

About the Specialty Food Association
Founded in 1952 in New York City, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) is the leading advocate for the $158.4 billion specialty food industry. Representing makers, importers, entrepreneurs, retailers, distributors and others in the trade, the SFA aims to champion, nurture and connect its members to deliver traditional and innovative new products to consumers that expand consumption of specialty foods. With over 4,000 member companies, the Association helps its members through providing information, research, educational events, and celebrating the industry through its awards programs. The SFA is known for hosting the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at