History of the sofi Awards
The Industry's Most Coveted Honor
The sofis, formerly known as the NASFT Product Awards, have honored the most outstanding specialty foods since 1972.
At the beginning, only two awards were given: Outstanding Domestic Product and Outstanding Imported Product. At that time, much of the specialty food on the market came from Europe and there was a distinct Continental flair to the Fancy Food Show and the awards.
Today, the sofi Awards represent culinary creativity across America and around the globe. The Finalists are selected at the Specialty Food Association offices in New York City by a national panel of specialty food
retailers, foodservice professionals and journalists.
"sofi" sofi stands for "specialty outstanding food innovation"
and represents the best of the best.
sofi Winners for Outstanding New Product:
|2013||The Fine Cheese Co. Pearls of Pure Goats' Cheese||Artisan Biscuits Ltd.|
|2013||Point Reyes Bay Blue||Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.|
|2012||Cable Car Delights, Inc.||The Latest Scoop Ginger Pear Sorbet|
|2011||GarLic it!||Private Reserve Caramelized Garlic Finish|
|2010||South African Consulate General||Rozendal Hibiscus Vinegar|
|2009||New England Herbal Foods||Danielle Roasted Coconut Chips|
|2008||Transatlantic Foods, Inc.||Aux Delices des Bois Black|
|2007||Chelsea Market Baskets/Fine Food Marketing||Sweet Chilli & Red|
Pepper Potato Chips
|2006||Artisanal Premium Cheese||Artisanal Premium Cheesecake|
|2005||Rogue Creamery||Smokey Blue|
|2004||D'Artagnan||Medallion Duck Foie Gras with 2% Truffles|
|2003||Robert Rothschild Farm||Ginger Wasabi Sauce|
|2002||Cypress Grove Chevre, Inc.||Cypress Grove Cream Line Midnight Moon|
|2001||B.T. McElrath Chocolatier, Inc||Epicurean Truffles|
|2000||O Olive Oil||O Ruby Grapefruit|
|1999||Out Of A Flower, Inc.||Orchid Vanilla Ice Cream|
|1998||Delouis Fils||Fresh Mayonnaise|
|1997||Chateau Nicholas, Inc.||Vermont Gold Sesame Garlic Grilling & Roasting Sauce|
|1996||Stonewall Kitchen, Ltd./The Republic of Tea||Ginger Peach Tea Jam|
|1995||Fox's Fine Foods||Yellow Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto|
|1994||Bittersweet Pastries||Santa Fe Cheese Tart|
|1993||Grapevine Trading Company||Crystallized Pansies|
|1992||Misono Food Ltd.||Bun Mange¹s Truffle Pasta|
|1991||Bittersweet Pastries||Raspberry Almond Tart|
|1990||Love at First Bite||California Frittata|