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2014 American Cheese Society Award Winning Cheeses

Fair Oaks Farm Aged Gouda with an ACS blue ribbon at the 2014 awards

Click here to view the 2014 ACS Best of Show winners. To view winners by category, read on below.

homemade cheese curds closeup shotCheese Curds – all milks

      1st    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

              Flagship Curds

      2nd   Arena Cheese Inc., WI

              Cheese Curd

      3rd    Cedar Grove Cheese, WI

              Cheese Curds – Plain

 

Bens-Cream-Cheese-750x368 Mascarpone and Cream Cheese – made from cow’s milk

      1st    BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

              BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone

      2nd   BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

              BelGioioso Mascarpone

      3rd    arthur schuman inc, WI

              Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone

      3rd    Di Stefano Cheese, CA

              Mascarpone

 

homemade_ricottaRicotta – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Calabro Cheese Corporation, CT

              Hand Dipped Ricotta

      2nd   Maplebrook Farm, VT

              Ricotta Alta

      3rd    Sierra Cheese Manufacturing Company Inc., CA

              Part Skim Ricotta

 

Quark cheese in glass bowl on checkered white and yellow clothFromage Blanc, Fromage Frais, and Quark – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Clock Shadow Creamery, WI

              Quark

      2nd   Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., CA

              Foggy Morning

      3rd    Alemar Cheese Company, MN

              Fromage Blanc

 

Homemade cottage cheese surrounded by fresh strawberries and sliced apricotsOpen Category – Fresh Unripened Cheeses – made from cow’s milk

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   No Award Given

      3rd    Traders Point Creamery, IN

              Handcrafted Cottage Cheese

 

Open Category – Fresh Unripened Cheeses – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

              Fromage Blanc

      2nd   Mozzarella Company, TX

              Goat Ricotta

      3rd    Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

              Fromage Blanc

 

Open Category – Fresh Unripened Cheeses – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Atalanta Corporation/Quality Cheese Inc., ON

              Buffalo Ricotta Bella Casara

      3rd    Mozzarella Company, TX

              Cella

 

A slice of camembert with the bloomy rind and creamy paste visible close upBrie – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Lactalis American Group – Belmont, WI

              3Kg Brie President

      2nd   Lactalis American Group – Belmont, WI

              1Kg Brie President

      3rd    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

              Brie de Portneuf Double Crème

 

Camembert – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Lactalis American Group – Belmont, WI

              1Kg Camembert President

      2nd   Alemar Cheese Company, MN

              Bent River Camembert-style cheese

      3rd    Kurtwood Farms, WA

            Dinah’s Cheese

 

Triple Crème – soft ripened/cream added – all milks

      1st    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

              Chèvre des Neiges Brie Triple Crème

      2nd   Marin French Cheese Company, CA

              Triple Crème Brie

      3rd    Lactalis American Group – Belmont, WI

            3Kg Triple Creme Brie President

 

Open Category – Soft-Ripened Cheeses – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT

              Harbison

      2nd   Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., CA

              Loma Alta

      3rd    Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

              Rondoux Double Crème

 

Sea Smoke Goat CheeseOpen Category – Soft-Ripened Cheeses – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

              Bermuda Triangle

      2nd   Murray’s Cheese, VT

              Cave Master Reserve, Torus

      2nd   Vermont Creamery, VT

              Coupole

      3rd    Lazy Lady Farm LLC, VT

            La Petite Tomme

 

Open Category – Soft-Ripened Cheeses – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY

              Hudson Valley Camembert Square

      2nd   Ancient Heritage Dairy, OR

              Adelle

      2nd   Meadowood Farms, NY

              Strawbridge

      3rd    Fromagerie Le Détour, QC

              Le Verdict d’Alexina

      3rd    LaClare Farms Specialties, LLC, WI

              Martone

      3rd    Sage Farm Goat Dairy, VT

            Belvidere

 

cheeseLibrary_954Brick Cheese – made from cow’s milk

      1st    WIDMERS CHEESE CELLARS, WI

              Washed Rind Brick Cheese

      2nd   Edelweiss Creamery, WI

              Brick Cheese

      3rd    WIDMERS CHEESE CELLARS, WI

            Mild Brick Cheese

 

Dry Jack – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Rumiano Cheese Company, CA

              Dry Monterey Jack

      2nd   No Award Given

      3rd    No Award Given

 

Monterey Jack – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

              Cabot Monterey Jack

      2nd   Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

              Organic Raw Milk Monterey Jack

      3rd    Southwest Cheese LLC, NM

            Monterrey Jack

 

Brick Muenster – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Fair Oaks Farms, WI

              Muenster

      2nd   Klondike Cheese Co., WI

              Muenster

      3rd    Edelweiss Creamery, WI

            Muenster

 

Colby – made from cow’s milk

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Southwest Cheese LLC, NM

              Colby

      3rd    Meister Cheese Company, WI

            Colby

 

dunbarton-blueAmerican Originals Original Recipe / Open Category – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Wildfire Blue

      2nd   Roelli Cheese Company Inc., WI

              Dunbarton

      3rd    Meadow Creek Dairy, VA

            Appalachian

 

American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO

              “A Cheese Named Sue”

      2nd   Vermont Creamery, VT

              Bonne Bouche

      3rd    Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

              Humboldt Fog

 

American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category – made from sheep’s milk

      1st    BLEATING HEART CHEESE, CA

              Fat Bottom Girl

      2nd   Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Big Mutton Button

      3rd        No Award Given

 

American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category – made from mixed or other milks

      1st    Grafton Village Cheese, VT

              Shepsog

      2nd   Idyll Farms llc, MI

              Idyllweiss

      3rd    Central Coast Creamery, CA

              Seascape

  

aged-gouda-cut-750x368Dutch-style (Gouda, Edam etc.) – all milks

      1st    Oakdale Cheese & Specialties, CA

              Aged Gouda

      2nd   Michigan State University Dairy Store, MI

              Gouda

      3rd    Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

              Marieke Belegen 4-6 month

      3rd    Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

              Marieke Gouda Aged (9-12 month)

      3rd    Jacobs Creamery, WA

              Aged Gouda

      3rd    Saxon Cheese, LLC, WI

            Big Eds 12 months Gouda Style

 

 emmental_cheese_16x9Emmental-style with Eye Formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels) – made from cow’s milk

      1st   No Award Given        

      2nd   Fair Oaks Farms, WI

              Sweet Swiss

       3rd    Edelweiss Creamery, WI

              Emmentaler

 

tarentaise-reserveOpen Category – American Made/International Style – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Farms For City Kids Foundation, VT

              Tarentaise Reserve

      2nd   Saxon Cheese, LLC, WI

              Saxony Alpine Style 8months

      2nd   Uplands Cheese, WI

              Pleasant Ridge Reserve

      3rd    Willapa Hills Cheese, WA

              Lilly Pad

 

Open Category – American Made/International Style – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Vermont Creamery, VT

              Bijou

      2nd   Avalanche Cheese Company, CO

              Avalanche Cheese Company Cabra Blanca

      3rd    Reichert’s Dairy Air, IA

              Robiola di mia Nonna

 

Open Category – American Made/International Style – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    Sartori Company, WI

              Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend

      2nd   Atalanta Corporation/Quality Cheese Inc., ON

              Oxford Street Buffalo

      3rd    Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Cave Aged Mellage

      3rd    Twig Farm, VT

              Mixed Drum

 

cheddarcropAged Cheddar – aged over 12 and up to 24 months – all milks

      1st    The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

              Deer Creek The Stag

      2nd   Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

              Cabot Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar

      3rd    The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

              Deer Creek 1 Year Select Double A Grade Cheddar

 

Cheddar – aged up to 12 months – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Kraft Foods, WI

              Cracker Barrel – Extra Sharp Cheddar

      2nd   Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

              Cabot Sharp Cheddar

      3rd    Saxon Cheese, LLC, WI

              Pastures Aged Cheddar Style 12 months

      3rd    Shelburne Farms, VT

              Farmhouse 6 Month Cheddar Medium

      3rd    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

              Tillamook Sharp Cheddar

 

Cheddar – aged up to 12 months – made from goat’s, sheep’s, buffalo’s, or mixed milk

      1st    Rogue Creamery, OR

              Mount Mazama

      2nd   Coturnix, LLC DBA Cozy Cow Dairy, CO

              Coturnix Creamery Roundabout

      3rd    Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

              CHEVRE NOIR

      3rd    Garden Variety Cheese, CA

              Black Eyed Susan

 

Mature Cheddar – aged over 24 and up to 48 months – all milks

      1st    The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

              Deer Creek Vat 17 World Cheddar

      2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

              Agropur Grand Cheddar 3 ans

      3rd    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

              Four Year Flagship

      3rd    Grafton Village Cheese, VT

              2 Year Cheddar

 

Mature Cheddar – aged over 48 months – all milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   WIDMERS CHEESE CELLARS, WI

              6 Year Aged Cheddar (White)

      3rd    WIDMERS CHEESE CELLARS, WI

            8 Year Aged Cheddar

 

Willi Lehner's Blue Mont Dairy Clothbound CheddarCheddar wrapped in cloth, linen – aged up to 12 months – all milks

      1st    Avalanche Cheese Company, CO

              Avalanche Cheese Company Hand Bandaged Goat Cheddar

      2nd   Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Cave Aged Cheddar

      3rd    COWS CREAMERY, PE

              Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar (aged less than 12 months)

 

Cheddar wrapped in cloth, linen – aged over 12 months – all milks

      1st    Grafton Village Cheese, VT

              Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar 1 Year+

      2nd   Homestead Creamery, MO

              Flory’s Truckle

      3rd    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

            Flagship Reserve

 

blocks and wedges of blue cheese stacked together with blue veins prominently exposedRindless Blue-veined – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Saputo Specialty Cheese, WI

              Saputo Specialty Cheese for Salemville – Reserve Blue Cheese

      2nd   Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Glacier Blue

      3rd    Caves of Faribault, MN

            Amablu St. Pete’s Select Blue Cheese

 

Rindless Blue-veined – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Billy Blue

      2nd   Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., WI

              Barneveld Blue

      3rd    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

            Chèvre in Blue

 

Rindless Blue-veined – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., WI

              Little Boy Blue

      2nd   Shepherd’s Way Farms, MN

              Big Woods Blue

      3rd    Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY

              Ewe’s Blue

 

bluecropBlue-veined with a rind or external coating – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., CA

              Point Reyes Bay Blue

      2nd   Plymouth Artisan Cheese, VT

              Red, White & Blue

      3rd    BLEATING HEART CHEESE, CA

              Moolicious Blue

      3rd    P A Bowen Farmstead, MD

              Prince Georges Blue Cheese

 

Westfield-ClassicBlueLog-540x360Blue-veined with a rind or external coating – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Avalanche Cheese Company, CO

              Avalanche Cheese Company Midnight Blue

      2nd   Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, TX

              Hopelessly Bleu

      3rd    FireFly Farms, MD

              Black & Blue

 

Blue-veined with a rind or external coating – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    BLEATING HEART CHEESE, CA

              Ewelicious Blue

      2nd   Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Virgin Pine Native Sheep Blue

      2nd   Oolite Cheese Company, UT

              Old Yeller

      3rd    Yellow House Cheese, LLC, OH

              Yellow House Blue

 

External Blue-molded cheeses – all milks

      1st    Mozzarella Company, TX

              Deep Ellum Blue

      2nd   Westfield Farm, MA

              Classic Blue Log

      3rd    Westfield Farm, MA

              Bluebonnet

 

swiss_sole_gran_quesoRipened, Aged over 90 days – all milks

      1st    Emmi Roth USA, WI

              Roth GranQueso

      2nd   Emmi Roth USA, WI

              Roth GranQueso Reserve

      3rd    Fagundes Old-World Cheese, CA

              Queijo St. John

 

queso-frescoFresh, Unripened – all milks

      1st    Ochoa’s Queseria, OR

              Don Froylan Queso Oaxaca

      2nd   V&V Supremo Foods, IL

              Queso Fresco

      3rd    Sand Hill Dairy, NV

              Sand Hill Artesano Panela

 

Melting Hispanic – Cheeses intended to be consumed melted

      1st    Nuestro Queso, LLC, IL

              Oaxaca

      2nd   Southwest Cheese LLC, NM

              Queso Para Fundir

      3rd    Southwest Cheese LLC, NM

              Queso Quesadilla

      3rd    V&V Supremo Foods, WI

              Queso Quesadilla

 

shutterstock-provolone-tomatoes-board-750x368Pasta Filata types (Provolone, Caciocavallo) – all milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Loveras Market, OK

              Aged Caciocavera

      3rd    Loveras Market, OK

              Standard Market Cave-Aged Madeline

      3rd    Mozzarella Company, TX

              Caciocavallo

 

Slices of pecorino cheese on a wooden boardGrating types (Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan) – all milks; Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk and not from sheep’s milk

      1st    BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

              BelGioioso American Grana(r)

      2nd   Saputo Specialty Cheese, WI

              Stella Parmesan

      3rd    BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

              BelGioioso Parmesan

 

Style Highlight: Pasta FilataMozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) – all milks

      1st    Oregon State Creamery, OR

              The Peak

      2nd   Calabro Cheese Corporation, CT

              Scamorza

      3rd    Lactalis American Group, NY

              Part Skim Low Moisture Mozzarella Bulk

 

Fresh Mozzarella – 8 oz. or More (Balls or Shapes) – all milks

      1st    BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

              BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella 16 oz. Log

      2nd   LiuzziAngeloni Cheese, CT

              8 oz Fresh Gourmet FDL

      3rd    Belfiore Cheese Company, CA

            Belfiore Fior di Latte Mozzarella

 

Fresh Mozzarella – Under 8 oz. (Ovalini, Bocconcini, Ciliegine sizes) – all milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Belfiore Cheese Company, CA

              Belfiore Fresh Mozzarella Ovaline

      3rd    Calabro Cheese Corporation, CT

              Ovoline

      3rd    Di Stefano Cheese, CA

              Fresh Ovoline

 

Burrata – Fresh mozzarella encasing a distinctly separate, softer curd and cream, or other soft cheese, core – all milks

      1st    BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

              BelGioioso Burrata

      2nd   Di Stefano Cheese, CA

              Burrata alla Panna

      3rd    LiuzziAngeloni Cheese, CT

              Burrata

 

feta-cube-750x368Feta – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Klondike Cheese Co., WI

              Odyssey Plain Feta

      2nd   Maplebrook Farm, VT

              Whole Milk Block Feta

      3rd    Belfiore Cheese Company, CA

            Belfiore Mediterranean Style Feta in Brine

 

Feta – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Vermont Creamery, VT

              Feta

      2nd   Goatsbeard Farm, MO

              Franklin Island Feta

      3rd    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

              Goat Milk Feta (Bulk)

      3rd    Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, TX

              Feta

 

Feta – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Garden Variety Cheese, CA

              Cosmos

      3rd    Cedar Grove Cheese, WI

              Traditional Feta

 

Fat Free and Low Fat cheeses – all milks

      1st    Coach Farm, NY

              Coach Farm Reduced Fat Fresh Goat Cheese

      2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

              E-lite Nature

      3rd    Klondike Cheese Co., WI

              Odyssey Fat Free Feta

 

Light/Lite and Reduced Fat cheeses – all milks

      1st    Kraft Foods, SD

              Cracker Barrel – Reduced Fat Extra Sharp Cheddar

      2nd   Klondike Cheese Co., WI

              Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta

      3rd    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

              Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar

 

Kennebec-Cheesery-herbed-chevre-750x368Fresh Unripened Cheese with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese and Milk, CA

              “The Valley” Fromage Blanc

      2nd   La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

              Chèvre des Neiges Fig and Orange

      3rd    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

              Chèvre des Neiges coconut

      3rd    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

              Chèvre des Neiges Herbs & Garlic

 

Cheese Curds with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Face Rock Creamery, OR

              In Your Face Curds

      2nd   Beehive Cheese Company LLC, UT

              Squeaky Bee Cheese Curds with Cajun

      3rd    Cedar Grove Cheese, WI

              Pizza Curds

 

Soft-Ripened with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

              Truffle Tremor

      2nd   Lactalis American Group – Belmont, WI

              3Kg Brie Herbs President

      3rd    Idyll Farms llc, MI

              Grand Gris with Tapenade

 

goat's and cow's milk gouda on shelves at Dutch cheese shopInternational-Style with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

              Marieke Gouda Jalapeno

      2nd   Vintage Cheese of Montana, MT

              Mountina-Mocha

      3rd    Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

              Marieke Gouda Foenegreek

 

Cheddar with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

              Marco Polo Reserve

      2nd   Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, VT

              AleHouse Cheddar

      3rd    Ballard Cheese llc, ID

              Truffle salt Cheddar

 

Farmstead Cheese with Flavor Added (must conform to all guidelines in Category M) – all

      1st    Coach Farm, NY

              Coach Farm Aged Green Peppercorn Brick

      2nd   Willamette Valley Cheese Company, OR

              Cumin Gouda

      3rd    Rivers Edge Chevre LLC, OR

              Rivers Edge Chevre LLC True Love

 

Hispanic-Style with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   University of Connecticut Department of Animal Science Creamery, CT

              Green Chile Queso Blanco

      3rd    Ochoa’s Queseria, OR

              Don Froylan Queso Botanero Cilantro & Jalapeno

 

Feta with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Klondike Cheese Co., WI

              Odyssey Tomato & Basil Feta

      2nd   Klondike Cheese Co., WI

              Odyssey Peppercorn Feta

      3rd    Klondike Cheese Co., WI

              Odyssey Mediterranean Feta

 

Reduced Fat Cheese with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Lactalis U.S.A., Inc., WI

              Rondele Garlic & Herbs Light

      2nd   The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

              Apollo’s Gift Naturally Healthy with Peppers

      3rd    Coach Farm, NY

              Coach Farm Reduced Fat Fresh Goat Cheese with Pepper

 

hudson-flowerRubbed-Rind Cheese with added flavor ingredients rubbed or applied by hand only on the exterior surface of the cheese – all milks

      1st    Cherry Valley Dairy, WA

              Dairy Reserve

      2nd   Murray’s Cheese, NY

              Cave Master Reserve, Hudson Flower

      3rd    Brazos Valley Cheese, TX

              Van Sormon

 

Monterey Jack with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

              Tillamook Pepper Jack

      2nd   Saputo Specialty Cheese, WI

              Great Midwest Habanero Jack

      3rd    Rumiano Cheese Company, CA

            Peppato Dry Jack

 

Fresh Goat Cheese with Flavor Added – 100% goat’s milk

      1st    Atalanta Corporation/Mariposa Dairy, ON

              Celebrity International Apple & Cinnamon Goat Cheese

      2nd   Atalanta Corporation/Mariposa Dairy, ON

              Celebrity International Chocolate Cherry Goat

      3rd    Mackenzie Creamery, OH

              Cognac Fig Chevre

      3rd    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

              Fresh Goat Cheese Cranberry Cinnamon

      3rd    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

              Fresh Goat Cheese Honey

      3rd    Westfield Farm, MA

              Chocolate Capri

 

Fresh Sheep Cheese with Flavor Added – 100% sheep’s milk

      1st    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Driftless-Honey Lavender

      2nd   Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Driftless- Maple

      3rd    Bellwether Farms, CA

              Pepato

      3rd    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Driftless-cranberry cinnamon

 

yogurteditYogurt and Cultured Products with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Annabella Creamery, Inc., Colombia

              Buffalo Yogurt, Passion Fruit

      2nd   Traders Point Creamery, IN

              Raspberry Yogurt

      3rd    Green Dirt Farm, LLC, MO

              Only Ewe Blueberry Rosemary Yogurt

      3rd    Green Dirt Farm, LLC, MO

              Only Ewe Maple Yogurt

 

brightly colored slices of flavored butter in a row like lifesaversButter with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Vermont Creamery, VT

              Cultured Butter blended with Sea Salt and Maple

      3rd    Gold Creek Farms, UT

              Truffle Butter

 

Cold Pack Cheese and Spreads with Flavor Added – all milks

      1st    Rising Sun Farms, ID

              Cranberry Orange Cheese Torta

      2nd   Sartori Company, WI

              Blue Moose of Boulder Martini Olive Ricotta Dip

      3rd    Mozzarella Company, TX

              Pecan Praline Mascarpone Torta

 

Open Category – Cheeses with Flavor Added – all milks and mixed milks

      1st    BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

              BelGioioso Black Truffle Burrata

      2nd   Burnett Dairy Cooperative, WI

              Alpha’s Morning Sun with Herbes de Provence

      3rd    Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Black Sheep Truffle

 

cheeses on brown paper after being smokedSmoked Italian Styles (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.) – all milks

      1st    Loveras Market, OK

              Hickory Smoked Caciocavera

      2nd   Di Stefano Cheese, CA

              Smoked Scarmoza

      3rd    Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P., QC

              Smoked Caciocavallo

 

Smoked Cheddars – all milks

      1st    Gold Creek Farms, UT

              Smoked Cheddar

      2nd   Parmalat Canada, ON

              Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar

      3rd    COWS CREAMERY, PE

              COWS CREAMERY Appletree Smoked Cheddar

 

Open Category – Smoked Cheeses – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

              Marieke Gouda Smoked Cumin

      2nd   Brazos Valley Cheese, TX

              Smoked Gouda

      3rd    Emmi Roth USA, WI

              Roth Rofumo

 

Open Category – Smoked Cheeses – made from goat’s milk, sheep’s milk or mixed milks

      1st    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO

              Haystack Mountain Applewood Smoked Chevre

      2nd   Goat Lady Dairy, NC

              Smokey Mountain Round

      3rd    Westfield Farm, MA

              Smoked Capri

 

sprout-creek Farmstead Category Aged less than 60 days – all milks

      1st    Sprout Creek Farm, NY

              Margie

      2nd   The Farm at Doe Run, PA

              Dragonfly

      3rd    Meadowood Farms, NY

              Ledyard

 

Farmstead Category Aged 60 days or more – 39% or higher moisture – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Sprout Creek Farm, NY

              Eden

      2nd   Cato Corner Farm, LLC, CT

              Dairyere

      2nd   Willamette Valley Cheese Company, OR

              Boerenkaas

      3rd    Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., CA

              Nicasio Square

 

Farmstead Category Aged 60 days or more – less than 39% moisture – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Farms For City Kids Foundation, VT

              Tarentaise

      2nd   Cricket Creek Farm, MA

              Maggies Reserve

      3rd    von Trapp Farmstead LLC, VT

              Savage

 

rawstruckpromo rawstruck-corner-slate-600x400Farmstead Category Aged 60 days or more – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Boston Post Dairy, LLC, VT

              Très Bonne

      2nd   Coach Farm, NY

              Coach Farm’s Rawstruck

      3rd    Sprout Creek Farm, NY

              Madeleine

 

Farmstead Category Aged 60 days or more – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Meadow Melody Grande

      2nd   Tomales Farmstead Creamery, CA

              Atika

      3rd    Weirauch Farm & Creamery, CA

              Saint Rose

 

Fresh Rindless Goat’s Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days (black ash coating permitted)

      1st    Avalanche Cheese Company, CO

              Avalanche Cheese Company Fresh Chevre

      2nd   Briar Rose Creamery, OR

              Classic Chevre

      3rd    Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, TX

              Chevre

 

Fresh Goat’s Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days (hand-shaped, formed or molded into pyramid, disc, drum, crottin, basket or other shape)

      1st    Capriole, IN

              Sofia

      2nd   Rivers Edge Chevre LLC, OR

              Rivers Edge Chevre LLC Beltane

      3rd    Hawaii Island Goat Dairy, HI

              Kalehua Crottin

 

bloomsdalecropGoat’s Milk Cheese Aged 31 to 60 days

      1st    Yellow Springs Farm llc, PA

              Black Diamond

      2nd   Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, CA

              Redwood Hill Farm Bucheret

      3rd    Baetje Farms LLC, MO

              Bloomsdale

 

Goat’s Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 days

      1st    Mt. Sterling Cheese Co-op, WI

              Sterling Reserve

      2nd   LaClare Farms Specialties, LLC, WI

              Evalon

      3rd    Big Picture Farm, VT

            Big Picture Farm Sonnet

 

Fresh Rindless Sheep’s Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days

      1st    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Driftless Natural

      2nd   Coturnix, LLC DBA Cozy Cow Dairy, CO

              Coturnix Creamery Fresh Sheep’s Milk Cheese

      3rd    Many Fold Farm, GA

              Brebis

 

Sheep’s Milk Cheese Aged 31 to 60 days

      1st    Many Fold Farm, GA

              Condor’s Ruin

      2nd   Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY

              Mini Kinderhook Creek

      3rd    Cedar Grove Cheese, WI

              Fleance

 

Sheep’s Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 days

      1st    Atalanta Corporation/Mariposa Dairy, ON

              Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve by Celebrity Tania Sheep Cheese

      2nd   Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Timber Coulee

      3rd    Cedar Grove Cheese, WI

              Donatello

      3rd    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Ocooch Mountain Reserve

 

Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients – made from cow’s milk

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

              Yule Kase

      3rd    Sorrento Lactalis, ID

              Marinated Fresh Mozzarella

 

Oil and herb marinated balls of feta cheese in jarCheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients – made from goat’s milk

      1st    Capriole, IN

              O’Banon

      2nd   Fiore di Capra Inc., AZ

              Jalapeno-Garlic Marinated Chevre

      3rd    Baetje Farms LLC, MO

              Marinated Feta

 

Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Canaria

      3rd  No Award Given

 

homemade creme fraiche piled onto raspberries and blackberriesCrème Fraiche and Sour Cream Products – made from cow’s milk

      1st    V&V Supremo Foods, IL

              Sour Cream

      2nd   Karoun Dairies Inc, CA

              Canadian Style Sour Cream

      3rd    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

              Tillamook’s Natural Sour Cream

      3rd    Vermont Creamery, VT

              Creme Fraiche

 

photo by Ukko for WikipediaKefir, Drinkable Yogurt, Buttermilk, and Other Drinkable Cultured Products – all milks

      1st    Trickling Springs Creamery, MO

              Trickling Springs Organic Lowfat Plain Yogurt Smoothie

      2nd   Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, CA

              Redwood Hill Farm Kefir

      3rd    Cherry Valley Dairy, WA

              Cultured Buttermilk

 

Cultured Products – all milks

      1st    Karoun Dairies Inc, CA

              Blue Isle Mediterranean Yogurt Spread

      2nd   Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

              Cabot Plain Greek Style Yogurt

      3rd    Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

              Heroes Greek Yogurt

 

Greek yogurt in open jar with silver spoon in itYogurts – Plain with No Additional Ingredients – made from cow’s milk

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Traders Point Creamery, IN

              Whole Milk Yogurt

      3rd    Snowville Creamery LLC, OH

              Plain 2% Yogurt

 

Yogurts – Plain with No Additional Ingredients – made from goat’s milk

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Coach Farm, NY

              Yo-Goat Plain

      3rd    Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

              Capretta Rich & Creamy Goat Yogurt

 

Yogurts – Plain with No Additional Ingredients – made from sheep’s milk

      1st    Garden Variety Cheese, CA

              Yogurt

      2nd   Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY

              Sheep’s Milk Yogurt – Plain

      3rd    Bellwether Farms, CA

              Plain Sheep Yogurt

 

cultured butter smeared on a piece of breadSalted Butter with or without cultures – made from cow’s milk

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Cabot Creamery Cooperative, MA

              Cabot Salted Butter

      3rd    CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, WI

              Organic Salted Butter

 

Unsalted Butter with or without cultures – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

              Tillamook Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter

      2nd   Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

              Organic European-Style Cultured Butter

      3rd    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, MA

              Cabot Unsalted Butter

      3rd    Rumiano Cheese Company, CA

              Organic Unsalted Butter

      3rd    Vermont Creamery, VT

              Cultured Butter Unsalted

 

Butter with or without cultures – made from goat’s, sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    No Award Given

      2nd   Mt. Sterling Cheese Co-op, WI

              Whey Cream Butter

      3rd  No Award Given

 

Open Category Cold Pack Style – all milks

      1st    Pine River Pre-Pack, Inc, WI

              Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food

      2nd   Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., WI

              Chunky Blue Cheese Spread

      3rd    Atalanta Corporation/Quality Cheese Inc., ON

              Eiffel Tower Brie Spread

 

pleasant_ridge_reserve_grandeWashed Rind Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture – all milks

      1st    Consider Bardwell Farm, VT

              Rupert

      2nd   Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT

              Alpha Tolman

      3rd    Uplands Cheese, WI

              Extra-Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve

 

Open Category – Washed Rind Cheeses – made from cow’s milk

      1st    Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

              OKA

      2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

              OKA CLASSIQUE

      3rd    Emmi Roth USA, WI

              Roth’s Private Reserve

 

Open Category – Washed Rind Cheeses – made from goat’s milk

      1st    FireFly Farms, MD

              Cabra La Mancha

      2nd   Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO

              Haystack Mountain Red Cloud

      3rd    Briar Rose Creamery, OR

              Lorelei

 

Open Category – Washed Rind Cheeses – made from sheep’s or mixed milks

      1st    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Timber Coulee Reserve

      2nd   Grafton Village Cheese, VT

              Bull Hill

      2nd   Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

              Meadow Melody

      3rd    Grafton Village Cheese, VT

              Bear Hill

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