Best Latvian kefir, cheese, cream, curd and their products to be determined.

The Latvian Central Union of Dairy Producers (LPCS) is organising a competition between high quality dairy products produced in Latvia in cooperation with the International Exhibition Company BT 1. The winners will be given awards at the International Food Industry Trade Fair “Riga Food 2014” opening ceremony on 4 September in Kipsala.

Premium quality milk product competitions have become very popular for dairy producers and they are also appreciated by other industry professionals and gourmets. The aim of the competition is to promote the usage of dairy products in Latvia and to aggregate the experience of the milk processing plants and manufacturers.

This year, the competition is held in six product groups – kefir with a fat content from 1.5 – 3.0%, ripened semi-hard cheese, unripened sweet milk cheese, curd with a fat content of 9 %, cream with a fat content of 20 % and curd products.

“The dairy products competition within the framework of the exhibition “Riga Food” has been organised for eighteen years already and it proves the importance and stability of the dairy industry in Latvia. Latvian dairy producers are again ready to demonstrate and prove the high quality of their products with justified certainty and show that these products are worth the awards. I am pleased that the interest of both the manufacturers and consumers about our competition is growing with every year. This year we are also going to study and evaluate the new dairy products that have been developed by our companies in the past few years. It is going to be a great possibility to make them even more popular,” says Jānis Šolks, LPCS Chairman of the Board.

You can still apply!

Please submit a written participation application to LPCS (address: 180 Bauskas Street, Riga) by 4 August, 2014. For more information please call 67620874 or contact Zane Jonaite by email: info@piensaimniekusavieniba.lv. The competition regulations are available online at www.piensaimniekusavieniba.lv and www.rigafood.lv.

The board of judges

The board of judges this year – Dr. sc. ing. Inga Ciproviča, Chairperson of the Board, Dean of the Food Technology Faculty of the Latvia University of Agriculture, Jānis Šolks, Board Chairman of the Cooperative Society Latvian Central Union of Dairy Producers, Inese Ozollapa, Senior Expert in Reference and Certification at BIOR, Andris Rava, Manager of BIOR Vidzeme Regional Laboratory, Lilita Ozola, Dr. sc. ing., emeritus scientist and associate professor of the Latvia University of Agriculture, Una Rubīna, Senior Expert of Food and Veterinary Service Division for the Surveillance of products of animal origin, Lolita Neimane, Riga Stradins University doctoral student and dietician, Rigonda Lerhe, Deputy State Secretary, Director of the Market Research and Direct Support Department of the Ministry of Agriculture.

The winners will receive the International Food Industry Trade Fair “Riga Food 2014” gold, silver and bronze medals, LPCS certificates of recognition and money prizes.

LPCS dairy product competition is organised in cooperation with the International Exhibition Company BT 1 and with the financial support of the National Rural Network.

As reported earlier, the international food, drink, food production, technology, packaging, public catering, hotel and shop equipment and service exhibition “Riga Food 2014” will take place from 4 – 7 September at Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre. The exhibition is supplemented with a vast programme of events, demonstrations and competitions. Follow the exhibition news: homepage: www.rigafood.lv; social networks: www.facebook.com/rigafoodhttps://twitter.com/Riga_Food

Additional information:
Aiga Kupre-Vociša, BT1 Public Relations Manager

Phone: +371 26591588; email: aiga.vocisa@bt1.lv

Zane Jonaite, LPCS Office Manager

Phone: 67620874; email: info@piensaimniekusavieniba.lv

Biezpiena izstrādājumu konkursa nolikums

Biezpiena konkursa nolikums

Kefira konkursa nolikums

Sieru konkursa nolikums

Skābā krējuma konkursa nolikums

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Riga Food medals distributed

During the International Food Fair “Riga Food 2013”, food manufacturers and technologists competed for the Riga Food 2013 medals at the Premium Quality Food. The Award Ceremony took place during the Riga Food 2013 Official Opening on 4 September.

Best dairy products singled out

Latvian Central Union of Dairy Farmers, a cooperative society, in conjoint with the International Exhibition Company BT 1 held the competition of premium quality fresh and processed cheese, glazed curd cheese, skimmed milk curd, drinking youghurt and high quality butter.

Butter competition was open to the manufacturers of sweet and sour cream butter with the content of milk fats not less than 80%, maximum water content of 16% and the content of fatless dry matter up to 2%. The 1st place, the Riga Food 2013 gold medal, the money prize of LVL 70 and the Certificate of Achievement went to the sweet cream butter of Starupe PKS (technologist – Gunta Tetere); the 2nd place, silver medal, money prize of LVL 50 and Certificate of Achievement to the sweet cream butter of Tukuma piens AS (technologist – Ārija Kanberga); the 3rd place, bronze medal, money prize of LVL 30 and Certificate of Achievement to the sour cream butter of Krāslavas piens AS (technologist – Svetlana Račicka).

Cheese competition gathered manufacturers of curd-based processed and fresh cheese. The 1st place, Riga Food 2013 gold medal, money prize of LVL 70 and Certificate of Achievement in the processed cheese category was awarded to the processed cheese with king bolete of Rīgas piensaimnieks SIA (technologist – Inga Čikule); the 2nd place, silver medal, money prize of LVL 50 and Certificate of Achievement – processed cheese “Čedariņš” of Latgales piens AS (technologist – Larisa Grigorjeva); the 3rd place, bronze medal, money prize ofLVL 30 and Certificate of Achievement – processed cheese with natural capelin roe of Smiltenes piens AS (technologist – Vita Puriņa).

In the fresh cheese category the 1st place, Riga Food 2013 gold medal, money prize of LVL 70 and Certificate of Achievement was awarded to the fresh classic cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs “Limbažu piens” of Rīgas Piena kombināts AS (technologist – Jeļena Kantāne); the 2nd place, silver medal, money prize of LVL 50 and Certificate of Achievement  – fresh cheese with paprika and chilli of Rīgas piensaimnieks SIA (technologist – Daiga Straume); the 3rd place, bronze medal, money prize ofLVL 30 and Certificate of Achievement – fresh cheese with herbs Latgales piensAS (technologist – Ludmila Čepelova).

Curd competition determined the Latvian made skimmed milk curd with fat content 5%. The 1st place, Riga Food 2013 gold medal, money prize of LVL 70 and Certificate of Achievement was awarded to the skimmed milk curd of Smiltenes piens AS (technologist – Maija Bērziņa); the 2nd place, silver medal, money prize of LVL 50 and Certificate of Achievement – skimmed milk curd of Straupe PKS (technologist – Gunta Tetere); the 3rd place, bronze medal, money prize ofLVL 30 and Certificate of Achievement – skimmed milk curd of Valmieras piens AS (technologist – Aina Birnbauma).

Drinking yoghurt competition singled out the best Latvian-made yoghurt with fat content to 2 % and fat content from 2–4 %. According to the data of the Latvian Central Union of Dairy Farmers, Latvia produced 7500 tons of yoghurt in 2012The 1st place, Riga Food 2013 gold medal, money prize of LVL 70 and Certificate of Achievement was awarded to the bilberry yoghurt “Oga” of Tukuma piens AS (technologist – Agita Vāne); the 2nd place, silver medal, money prize of LVL 50 and Certificate of Achievement – peach flavour drinking yoghurt of Valmieras piens AS (technologist – Emīlija Lapa);  the 3rd place, bronze medal, money prize ofLVL 30 and Certificate of Achievement – drinking yoghurt without additives of Straupe PKS (technologist – Gunta Tetere).

Glazed curd cheese competition singled out the best of sweet curd treats. The 1st place, Riga Food 2013 gold medal, money prize of LVL 70 and Certificate of Achievement was awarded to the glazed curd cheese “Skudru pūznis” of Tukuma piens AS (technologist – Andželika Ločmele);  the 2nd place, silver medal, money prize of LVL 50 and Certificate of Achievement – glazed curd cheese with caramel of Rīgas piensaimnieks SIA (technologist –  Ieva Bērziņa); the 3rd place, bronze medal, money prize ofLVL 30 and Certificate of Achievement – glazed curd cheese with vanilla of Tukuma piens AS (technologist – Andželika Ločmele).

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Best Latvian-made cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt and butter to be determined

The Cooperative Society Latvian Central Union of Dairy Farmers (LPCS) in conjoint with the International Exhibition Company BT 1 organises the premium quality dairy product competition. The award ceremony will take place during the opening of the International Food Fair Riga Food 2013 0n 4 September at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre.


This year, the competition is held in six product groups – cream cheese, processed cheese, glazed curd snacks, low-fat curd, drinking yoghurt and premium quality butter.

This year’s food competition aims to collect and bring out the best of the dairy business and masters experience and to promote dairy products as part of healthy diet.

The LPCS Chairman Jānis Šolks tells: “LDC has been organising the dairy products competition within the framework of Riga Food for seventeen years already. We continue the tradition of finding out and highlighting the premium quality dairy products. Milk processing plants are getting ready for the competition with a great responsibility to show off their achievements and to evaluate those of their rivals. The Riga Food medal is a sign that helps consumers to identify superior quality products.”

Dairy farmers producing fresh and processed curd cheeses are going to compete in the cheese competition. The curd competition on turn will assess Latvian-made low-fat curd with fat content of up to 0.5%. According to LPCS data, Latvia produced 14,000t of fresh cheese and curd, and 1800t of processed cheese in 2012.

The butter competition this year is open to producers of sweet and ripened matured cream butter with a milk fat content of not less than 80%, a maximum water content of 16% and non-fat solids of up to 2%) producers. Latvia produced 4900t of superior quality butter in 2012.

The drinking yogurt competition will determine the best Latvian-made yogurt with a fat content of up to 2% and yoghurt with a fat content from 2% to 4%. According to LPCS Latvia produced 7500t of drinking yoghurt in 2012.

Judges of the Riga Food 2013 food competition will also choose the best products in the group of the glazed sweet cheese curd.

To enter the competition, dairy plants shall submit an application in writing to LPCS Office,  Bauskas iela 180, Riga before 12 August 2013. For further information the applicants are welcome to contact Ms Zane Miezīte on the telephone +371 67620874 or via e-mail zane.miezite@piensaimniekusavieniba.lv  The Regulations are available online at www.rigafood.lv and www.piensaimniekusavieniba.lv

The board of judges of the Riga Food 2013 competition: chair of the board – Inga Ciproviča, Dr. sc. ing., Dean of the Food Technology Faculty, Latvia University of Agriculture; judges – Jānis Šolks, Board Chairman of the Cooperative Society Latvian Central Union of Dairy Farmers, Inese Ozollapa, Senior Expert in Reference and Certification at BIOR, Lilita Ozola, Dr. sc. ing., emeritus scientist and assistant professor of the Latvia University of Agriculture, Una Rubīna, Senior Expert of Food and Veterinary Service (FVS), Lolita Neimane, RSU doctorant and dietician, Rigonda Lerhe, Deputy State Secretary, Director of Market and Direct Support Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Sandra Dieziņa, a journalist of the business newspaper Dienas Bizness.

The winners will receive the Riga Food 2013 gold, silver and bronze medals, LPCS certificates of recognition and money prizes.

LPCS annually organises the premium quality food competitions held within the framework of the International Food Fair Riga Food that have gained a considerable popularity among dairy farmers, professionals and gourmets.

As reported earlier, the International Food Fair Riga Food 2013 takes place from 4–7 September at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre. The fair offers a programme of side events, shows and competitions. More information: www.rigafood.lv

Further information:
Ilze Stebera, PR Director, BT 1
Tel:  +371 67065007; e-mail: ilze.stebera@bt1.lv

Zane Miezīte, LPCS Office Manager
Tel: +371 67620874; e-mail: zane.miezite@piensaimniekusavieniba.lv

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Cooperative society ‘Latvijas Piensaimnieku Centrālā Savienība’ in collaboration with the organization of international exhibitions “BT1”, annually, during the exhibition “Riga Food”, organizes contests for milk products manufactured in Latvia.

Milk product contests have already become a tradition and the milk manufacturing companies prepare for it with great responsibility, because everyone wants to show progress in the industry, and see their position in comparison with other companies. In addition, the results of the contests allow consumers to find out which milk products are recognized by professionals as natural and of the highest-quality. Medals of the international exhibition “Riga Food” have become a special identification mark for truly excellent products. The winners receive gold, silver and bronze medals of the food exhibition “Riga Food”, as well as the recognition and prize money from the ‘Latvijas Piensaimnieku Centrālā Savienība’.

The aim of the contest “Riga Food 2012” is to draw together and identify the best manufacturers of milk products, as well as the experience of the masters and, of course, to popularize milk products. Traditionally the contest is held several groups of milk products, such as the best pasteurized milk, yogurt, butter, kеfir, sour cream, fresh cheese, cottage cheese dessert, Russian and Holland sort semi-hard cheese, etc.