Wagshal’s Imports Receieves 2014 sofi Gold Award

Wagshal's Imports earns Specialty Food Association's sofi Gold AwardWagshal's is pleased to announce its imports division, Wagshal's Imports, has earned the Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) top honor: a sofi Gold Award in the Meat, Pâté or Seafood Category. Wagshal's Imports' Fermin Ibérico de Bellota smoked panceta was one of 125 finalists selected by a national panel of specialty food professionals from 2,737 entries across 32 award categories.

The 32 sofi Gold Award Winners were announced June 30, 2014 at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. This is the second sofi Gold Award for Wagshal's Imports' smoked  panceta and is Wagshal's Imports' third sofi™ Gold Award over the span Wagshal’s five year old import division.

"We are thrilled to be honored again!" said Aaron Fuchs of Wagshal's Imports. "This is the highest honor in our industry and given it's the second time our panceta has been recognized, makes  things even more exciting." He continued to say, "This provides consumers and chefs with even more reason to try the panceta!" The award winning Ibérico de Bellota smoked panceta is a high quality artisanal pork product made from the one-of -a-kind Ibérico de Bellota breed imported from  Fermin in Spain and is smoked in the United States until the nutty, buttery, hickory flavor is just right.

Considered to be the Oscars of the food world, the sofi Awards have honored the best of the  best in the specialty food and beverage industry from members of the SFA since 1972. “The honor means it's simply the best in its category", says SFA President Ann Daw. The award represents culinary innovation across America and around the globe. "sofi" stands for specialty outstanding food innovation. Learn more about the 2014 Winners at specialtyfood.com/sofi.