Sharon Tomaselli and Bob Sweitzer, former executives in the specialty paper industry, started the company seven years ago.
“We’re hoping this gets us national recognition,” Tomaselli said. She said the fact that Cooperstown Cheese now has items on the menu at such a prestigious event could get the company the national distribution deal she and Sweitzer need to take their business to the next level.
“We feel like this could be our breakthrough,” Sweitzer said.
Another locally made product that has already gained national recognition was also served.
Plain and vanilla Chobani yogurt, produced in Columbus, was served with strawberries, pineapples, pears and granola toppings to the inaugural guests.
We’re glad to have two locally made products featured on a national stage and congratulate the companies on the honor.