DCI Cheese Company granted three awards by Graphic Design USA magazine

DCI Cheese Company (“DCI”) is pleased to announce that its in-house design team was recently recognized with three 2013 American Package Design Awards from Graphic Design USA magazine. These awards recognize DCI for having some of the best designed and most innovative packaging and in-store promotional materials in the food and beverage industry.

For five decades, Graphic Design USA magazine has sponsored national competitions recognizing the country’s pre-eminent graphic designers. This year’s competition received 1,650 entries, placing DCI’s winning entries among the finest food and beverage designs produced over the last 24 months. DCI’s winning submissions include the redesigned packaging of its Salemville and Nikos lines and the Great Midwest brand’s “Summer of Flavor” promotional materials used in-store July–August, 2012.

“The specialty cheese case is packed with competition,” states Katie Jury, marketing manager at DCI.  “Having an in-house team of designers with this magnitude of skill is a priceless asset to our brands and our customers. Our products pop out of the cooler case thanks to their award-winning graphics, helping to transition tentative buyers into repeat purchasers.”

Full details about the Salemville, Nikos and Great Midwest brands are available on DCI’s website at www.dcicheeseco.com. Retailers interested in carrying these award-winning lines can contact a DCI sales representative by e-mail at moreinfo@dcicheeseco.com or by phone at 1.800.782.0741.

About Salemville®

Salemville’s blue-veined cheeses are sustainably produced by an Amish community in Cambria, Wisconsin. Cows are hand-milked twice daily without the use of machines or electricity and milk is delivered to the factory in traditional 10-gallon milk cans. All Salemville cheeses are farmer-certified rBGH free, rich in calcium and contain no preservatives or chemical additives. The line includes a range of award-winning earthy flavors, each with rich, creamy textures and beautiful, consistent veining.

About Nikos®

Nikos® is an award-winning line of Mediterranean-style feta cheeses that are renowned for their soft, crumbly texture and strong, salty flavor. Nikos fetas crumble perfectly onto salads and, because they melt so beautifully, also work well in cooked dishes. The line includes several flavored selections as well as traditional and fat free varieties to keep consumers’ dining options fresh and healthy. Nikos® traditional, fat free and flavored feta cheeses are available in retailers nationwide in crumbled cups and exact weight bars.

About Great Midwest®

Great Midwest is a tantalizing line of carefully blended, all natural artisan cheeses available in enticing flavor combinations like mango, habanero peppers and Cheddar, or morel mushrooms, leeks and Monterey Jack. This award winning brand is hand-crafted by Wisconsin cheesemakers in small batches using only the purest, certified hormone-free milk for a smooth, natural, consistent flavor.


About DCI Cheese Company

Richfield, Wisconsin-based DCI Cheese Company has been an innovative leader in the cheese industry since 1975. The company markets and sells a broad range of imported and domestic specialty cheese brands including Black Creek®, Great Midwest®, Joan of Arc®, King’s Choice®, Nikos®, Organic Creamery®, Salemville® and Stella®, among others. DCI’s value-added products can be found in restaurants, grocery stores, club stores and specialty shops across the country. For more information on DCI Cheese Company and its portfolio of brands, visit www.dcicheeseco.com.