Beemster Lite, made with 2% milk, won the bronze medal at the 2016 World Championship Contest (WCCC) in the reduced fat cheese category. This win placed Beemster Lite, along with Paradiso, in the "Sweet 16". The Sweet 16 are the top 16 cheeses that place with the highest rankings. With 2,955 entries from 23 countries, this was the largest World Cheese Championship Contest that the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) has ever hosted.
Beemster Lite is noted for being reduced fat, but not sacrificing flavor. Aged 5 months, Lite is a great melting cheese, perfect for grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers. The versatile flavor profile pairs deliciously with fresh fruit and nuts, offering a satisfying and healthy snack.