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2017 Sofi Award Winner for Best Charcuterie

Volpi Culatello Prosciutto has been awarded the coveted Sofi Silver Award in Meats, Poultry, Charcuterie by the Specialty Food Association’s 2017 sofi™ Awards committee. The Sofi award is the top honor in the $127 billion specialty food industry. “Sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation and represents the best of the best from members of the Specialty Food Association.

The Culatello Prosciutto was one of 154 Winners selected by a national panel of 62 specialty food experts from 3,000 entries across 39 categories. Every entry is carefully assessed by passionate and knowledgeable food professionals including chefs, culinary experts, academics, food writers, and category buyers. Products are judged on taste, including appearance, texture, and aroma, as well as ingredient quality. All tastings are blind.

“We are honored that Culatello Prosciutto has won a coveted Sofi Award,” says Lorenza Pasetti, President and CEO of Volpi Foods. “As passionate entrepreneurs focused on quality foods, we need to know that our products are loved and appreciated. This is one of the ultimate stamps of approval, and we are very grateful for having been chosen.”

“A sofi means a product, and the people behind it, have arrived,” says Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. “This year’s winners represent a devotion to excellence and innovation in specialty food that continues to fuel our industry, excite consumers and expand retail offerings around the world.”

The Sofi Awards are open to members of the Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association established in 1952 for food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs with more than 3,400 members in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the association and its Fancy Food Shows, go to specialtyfood.com. Learn more about the Sofi Awards at specialtyfood.com/sofi.