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2019 American Cheese Society Award Winning Cheeses


Wow, it’s been a busy few months here at culture,
but we’re finally taking a breather to congratulate this year’s ACS winners. 

First off, congratulations to the 2019 ACS Best of Show winners!

1st PLACE – Stockinghall

Murray’s Cheese and Old Chatham Creamery

2nd PLACE – Professor’s Brie

Wegman’s and Old Chatham Creamery

3rd PLACE – Aries

Shooting Star Creamery

 

Click here to see a full list of 2019 ACS winners. Read on to see winners by category. 

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

1st PLACE – Original Medallion

Laura Chenel, California Team Laura Chenel

2nd PLACE – Celebrity Original

Atalanta Corporation/Mariposa Dairy, Ontario Pieter Van Oudenaren

& Bella Capra Goat Chevre

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

3rd PLACE – Creamy Classic Chevre Log

Goat Lady Dairy, North Carolina Carrie & Bobby Bradds

 

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 PLACE – Idyll puck

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

2nd PLACE – Ashed Pyramid

Country Winds Creamery, Michigan John Windemuller

3rd PLACE – Idyll Gris 1 pound

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

Goat’s Milk Cheese Aged 31 to 60 days

1st PLACE – Malloy

Barn First Creamery, Vermont Rebecca Velazquez

2nd PLACE – Hanna’s Awashed

Ruggles Hill Creamery, Massachusetts Tricia Smith

3rd PLACE – Black Diamond

Yellow Springs Farm LLC, Pennsylvania Al and Catherine Renzi

 

Aged Over 60 days

1st PLACE – Latte Da Caerphilly

Latte Da Dairy, Texas Anne Jones

& Finger Lake Gold Reserve

Lively Run Dairy, New York Pete Messmer

2nd PLACE – Eleven Brothers

Boston Post Dairy, LLC, Vermont Anne Doe

3rd PLACE – Sweet Land Farm Goat Milk Tomme

Sweet Land Farm, LLC, Hawaii Emma Bello

SHEEP’S MILK CHEESES
Fresh Rindless Sheep’s Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days

1st PLACE – Meadowood Farms Strawbridge

Old Chatham Creamery, New York Brian Schlatter

2nd PLACE – Fresh Plain

Green Dirt Farm, Missouri Cheese Kitchen Team

& Natural Brebis

Landmark Creamery, Wisconsin Landmark Creamery

3rd PLACE – Brebis

Blackberry Farm, Tennessee Chris Osborne

Aged 31 to 60 days

1st PLACE – Magnolia

Blackberry Farm, Tennessee Chris Osborne

2nd PLACE – Mini Kinderhook Creek

Old Chatham Creamery, New York Brian Schlatter

3rd PLACE – Dirt Lover

Green Dirt Farm, Missouri Cheese Kitchen Team

Aged Over 60 days

1st PLACE – Donatello

Cedar Grove Cheese, Wisconsin Cedar Grove Cheese team

2nd PLACE – Lenberg Farms, Tania

Atalanta Corporation/Mariposa Dairy, Ontario Pieter Van Oudenaren

3rd PLACE – San Andreas

Bellwether Farms, California Liam Callahan

& Ewenique

Central Coast Creamery, California Reggie Jones

& SUPER EWEMAZING

Eckerman Sheep Company, Wisconsin Katie Fuhrmann

CHEESE CURDS

All milks

1st PLACE – White Cheddar Cheese Curds

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Wisconsin Crave Cheese Team

White Cheddar Curds

Springside Cheese Corp, Wisconsin Wayne Hintz

2nd PLACE – Curdz

Calkins Creamery, Pennsylvania
Emily Montgomery and Delanie Schaepe

3rd PLACE – Marvin’s Cheese Curds

Litehouse Simply Artisan, Idaho Marvin Sharp

White Cheddar Cheese Curds

WW Homestead Dairy, Iowa WW Homestead Dairy

MASCARPONE AND CREAM CHEESE

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Mascarpone

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Wisconsin Crave Cheese Team

2nd PLACE – Smithfield Cream Cheese Un-whipped

Savencia Cheese USA, Pennsylvania Team New Holland

3rd PLACE – Smithfield Cream Cheese Whipped

Savencia Cheese USA, Pennsylvania Team New Holland

RICOTTA

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Hand Dipped Ricotta

Calabro Cheese Corporation, Connecticut CALABRO CHEESE CORPORATION

Hand-Dipped Ricotta

Caputo Cheese, Illinois Team Caputo

2nd PLACE – BelGioioso Platinum Ricotta

BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Jason Radke

3rd PLACE – BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk

BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Jason Radke

FROMAGE BLANC, FROMAGE FRAIS, AND QUARK

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Fromage Blanc

Bellwether Farms, California Liam Callahan

2nd PLACE – FROMAGE BLANC

Cowgirl Creamery, California TEAM CADER

Quark

Vermont Creamery, Vermont
Vermont Creamery Fresh Cheese Team

3rd PLACE – Quark

Clock Shadow Creamery, Wisconsin Clock Shadow Cheese Team

OPEN CATEGORY – FRESH UNRIPENED CHEESES

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – BelGioioso Stracciatella

BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Dean Egnarski

2nd PLACE – Russian-style Fresh Farmer Cheese

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

3rd PLACE – COTTAGE CHEESE

Cowgirl Creamery, California TEAM CADER

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Spreadable Idyll Pastures

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

2nd PLACE – Ricotta

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

3rd PLACE – Straight Up

Cypress Grove, California Cypress Grove

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Fresh Sheep Cheese

Bellwether Farms, California Liam Callahan

2nd PLACE – No winner named

3rd PLACE – No winner named

 

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – RICOTTA

Liuzzi Cheese, Connecticut LIUZZI CHEESE

2nd PLACE – Ricotta di Bufala

Calabro Cheese Corporation, Connecticut CALABRO CHEESE CORPORATION

3rd PLACE – Margherita

Alta Langa USA, California Alessandro Alberti

BRIE

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Noblette

Calkins Creamery, Pennsylvania
Emily Montgomery and Delanie Schaepe

2nd PLACE – 1kg Brie President

Lactalis USA Belmont, Wisconsin Lactalis Belmont

3rd PLACE – 8oz Brie President

Lactalis USA Belmont, Wisconsin Lactalis Belmont

CAMEMBERT

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Cirrus

Mt Townsend Creamery, Washington Mt. Townsend Creamery

2nd PLACE – Carolina Moon

Chapel Hill Creamery, North Carolina
Brian Goodale. Portia McKnight, Flow Hawley and Alexander Kast

3rd PLACE – Buncom in Bloom

By George Farm, Oregon Jonny steiger

Camembert 8oz Wheels

Old Europe Cheese, Inc., Michigan Old Europe Cheese

TRIPLE CRÈME – SOFT-RIPENED/CREAM ADDED

All milks

1st PLACE – 8oz Triple cream brie President

Lactalis USA Belmont, Wisconsin Lactalis Belmont

2nd PLACE – Mt Tam

Cowgirl Creamery, California TEAM CADER

3rd PLACE – Triple Crème Brie

Marin French Cheese Company, California Marin French Cheese

OPEN CATEGORY – SOFT-RIPENED CHEESES

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Cashmere

Haystack Mountain Creamery, Inc., Colorado Jackie Chang

2nd PLACE – Meadow Bloom

Cherry Valley Dairy, Washington Meghan McKenna

3rd PLACE – Little Hosmer

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Jasper Hill Creamery

Dorothy Comeback Cow

Savencia Cheese USA, Illinois Gilbert Bourgoin

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Humboldt Fog Mini

Cypress Grove, California Cypress Grove

& Mont Idyll Aged

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

2nd PLACE – Ada’s Honor

Ruggles Hill Creamery, Massachusetts Tricia Smith

3rd PLACE – Celebrity Ashlyn

Atalanta Corporation/Quality Cheese Inc., Ontario Team Quality/Mariposa Dairy

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Hawkins Haze

Blackberry Farm, Tennessee Chris Osborne

2nd PLACE – Woolly Rind

Green Dirt Farm, Missouri Cheese Kitchen Team

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – Professor’s Brie

Wegmans Food Markets, New York
Old Chatham Sheepherding Creamery, LLC

2nd PLACE – Dos Caras

Lark’s Meadow Farms, LC, Idaho Kendall Russell

3rd PLACE – Ruby

Green Dirt Farm, Missouri Cheese Kitchen Team

CHEDDAR aged through 12 months 

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Cave Aged Cheddar

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Cabot Creamery

& English Hollow Cheddar

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Wisconsin Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team

2nd PLACE – Aged Cheddar

Face Rock Creamery, Oregon Brad Sinko

3rd PLACE – Sharpsburg Cheddar

Pennland Pure, Maryland
Kylie Schriever and Thomas Queeney

 

Made from goat’s, sheep’s, buffalo’s, mixed, or other milk

1st PLACE – Route 66

Salvatore BKLYN, Arizona Saguaro Creamery

2nd PLACE – Sheep Milk Cheddar

Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Anthony Hook

& Capra Bianca Aged Goat Cheddar

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

3rd PLACE – Goat Cheddar

Central Coast Creamery, California Lindsey Mendes

AGED CHEDDAR aged 13 months through 23 months 

All milks

 1st PLACE – Cabot Founders Private Stock

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Vermont Team Cabot Creamery

& Deer Creek The Stag

The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Kerry Henning

2nd PLACE – Flagship

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, New York Beecher’s Cheesemakers

3rd PLACE – 2 Year Old Cheddar

COWS CREAMERY, Prince Edward Island COWS CREAMERY

& Extra Old Cheddar

COWS CREAMERY, Prince Edward Island COWS CREAMERY

MATURE CHEDDAR aged 24 months through 47 months 

All milks

1st PLACE – Deer Creek Vat 17 World Cheddar

The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Kerry Henning

2nd PLACE – Mount Mazama Cheese

Rogue Creamery, Oregon
Rogue Creamery Cheddar Production Team

3rd PLACE – Four Year Flagship

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Washington Beecher’s Cheesemakers

& 3 Year Old Cheddar

COWS CREAMERY, Prince Edward Island COWS CREAMERY

& 2 Year Aged Cheddar

Springside Cheese Corp, Wisconsin Wayne Hintz

& Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar

Tillamook County Creamery Association, Oregon Tillamook Team 1

Aged 48 or more months

All milks

1st PLACE – Cabot Centennial

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Vermont Team Cabot Creamery

& Deer Creek The Imperial Buck

The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Kerry Henning

2nd PLACE – Cabot Old School Cheddar

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Vermont Team Cabot Creamery

3rd PLACE – Balderson Heritage Cheddar – 5 year cheddar

Parmalat Canada, Ontario Winchester Cheddar Team

CHEDDAR WRAPPED IN CLOTH, LINEN aged through 12 months

All milks

1st PLACE – Stockinghall

Murray’s Cheese, New York Old Chatham Creamery

2nd PLACE – Traditional Clothbound Cheddar

Grafton Village Cheese, Vermont Team Grafton

3rd PLACE – Cabot Clothbound

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Cabot Creamery

Aged 13 or more months

All milks

1st PLACE – Flagship Reserve

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Washington Beecher’s Cheesemakers

2nd PLACE – Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar

COWS CREAMERY, Prince Edward Island COWS CREAMERY

3rd PLACE – Cloth Bound Windsordale

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, Vermont Rick Woods

FARMSTEAD CHEESES
Aged less than 60 days – All milks

1st PLACE – Liwa

Tomales Farmstead Creamery, California Ashley Coffey

2nd PLACE – Ponderosa Farmstead Mini Whips

Ponderosa Dairy Products, Wisconsin Ben Shibler

3rd PLACE – Ste. Maure

Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, Texas Amelia Sweethardt

Aged 60 days or more – 39% or higher moisture – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Mad River Blue

von Trapp Farmstead, Vermont von Trapp Farmstead

2nd PLACE – Tomme

Revittle, Pennsylvania Revittle

3rd PLACE – Dutchman’s Peak

By George Farm, Oregon Jonny Steiger

& Winnimere

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Jasper Hill Creamery

& Hickory Grove

Chapel Hill Creamery, North Carolina
Brian Goodale, Portia McKnight, Flow Hawley and Alexander Kast

& Grayson

Meadow Creek Dairy, Virginia Helen Feete

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

1st PLACE – Extra-Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve

Uplands Cheese, Wisconsin Uplands Cheese

2nd PLACE – Tapping Reeve

Arethusa Farm Dairy, Connecticut Arethusa Farm Dairy Cheese Team

3rd PLACE – Everton

Jacobs and Brichford Farmstead Cheese, Indiana Matthew Brichford

Aged 60 days or more – Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – No winner named

2nd PLACE – Morse Camembert

Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Vermont Molly Pindell

3rd PLACE – Latte Da Cabra Reserva

Latte Da Dairy, Texas Anne Jones

& Greta’s Fair Haven

Ruggles Hill Creamery, Massachusetts Tricia Smith

Aged 60 days or more – Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – No winner named

2nd PLACE – Shepherd’s Delight

Revittle, Pennsylvania Revittle

& Nuberu

Fairy Tale Farm, Vermont Alissa Shethar

3rd PLACE – Friesago

Shepherd’s Way Farms, Inc., Minnesota Jodi Ohlsen Read

Aged 60 days or more – Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – Starr

Mt. Mansfield Creamery, LLC, Vermont
Stanley Biasini Mt. Mansfield Creamery/Molly Pindell, Sage Farm Goat Dairy

WASHED RIND CHEESES
Soft-Ripened Washed Rind – high moisture over 42% – all milks

1st PLACE – Poco Rojo

Lark’s Meadow Farms, LLC, Idaho Kendall Russell

2nd PLACE – Yellow Door Creamery Redhead

Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Team Lake Country Dairy

3rd PLACE – Hartwell

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Jasper Hill Creamery

Raclette-style – Aged over 45 days – all milks

1st PLACE – Snowmass Raclette

Haystack Mountain Creamery, Inc., Colorado Jackie Chang

2nd PLACE – San Geronimo

Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., California Aaron Langdon

3rd PLACE – Reading

Farms For City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook Farm, Vermont Spring Brook Farm Team

Open Category – Washed Rind Cheeses Aged more than 60 days – up to 42% moisture – Cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Alpha Tolman

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Jasper Hill Creamery

2nd PLACE – Yellow Door Creamery Altu

Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Team Lake Country Dairy

3rd PLACE – Bon Secret

Atalanta Corporation/Quality Cheese Inc., Ontario Dan Patel

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Dream Weaver

Central Coast Creamery, California Lindsey Mendes

2nd PLACE – Mont St. Francis

Capriole, Indiana Capriole Cheese

3rd PLACE – Cabra La Mancha

FireFly Farms, Maryland FireFly Farms

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Ocooch Mountain Grande Reserve

Hidden Springs Creamery, Wisconsin Brenda Jensen

2nd PLACE – Anabasque

Landmark Creamery, Wisconsin Landmark Creamery

3rd PLACE – Bear Hill

Grafton Village Cheese, Vermont Team Grafton

& Bierstadt

Lark’s Meadow Farms, LLC, Idaho Kendall Russell

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – Bamboozle

Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy, Pennsylvania Goat Rodeo Team

2nd PLACE – 80:10:10

Murray’s Cheese, New York Old Chatham Creamery

3rd PLACE – Gisele

Boston Post Dairy, LLC, Vermont Anne Doe

RINDLESS BLUE-VEINED

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Gorgonzola Cheese

Emmi Roth, Wisconsin Team Emmi Roth – Seymour

2nd PLACE – AmaBlu

Caves of Faribault – Prairie Farms, Minnesota Rueben Nilsson & CoF Team

3rd PLACE – Salemville® Blue Cheese

Saputo Specialty Cheese, Wisconsin Salemville Cheesemakers

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – No winner named.

2nd PLACE – Black and Blue

FireFly Farms, Maryland FireFly Farms

& Barneveld Blue

Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Anthony Hook

3rd PLACE – No winner named

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Ewe’s Blue

Old Chatham Creamery, New York Eric Anderson

2nd PLACE – Little Boy Blue

Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Anthony Hook

3rd PLACE – Big Woods Blue

Shepherd’s Way Farms, Inc., Minnesota Jodi Ohlsen Read

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – No winner named.

2nd PLACE – BelGioioso Gorgonzola with Sheep’s Milk

BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Tony Ellis

& EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue

Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Anthony Hook

3rd PLACE – No winner named. 

EXTERNAL BLUE-MOLDED CHEESES

All milks

1st PLACE – Classic Blue Log

Westfield Farm, Massachusetts Kim Hayes

2nd PLACE – Bearded Lady

Prodigal Farm, North Carolina Team Prodigal

3rd PLACE – Dutchman Breeches

Tulip Tree Creamery, Indiana Fons Smits

& Bluebonnet

Westfield Farm, Massachusetts Kim Hayes

BLUE-VEINED WITH A RIND OR EXTERNAL COATING

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Point Reyes Bay Blue

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, California Kuba Hemmerling and Team

2nd PLACE – Arethusa Blue

Arethusa Farm Dairy, Connecticut Arethusa Farm Dairy Cheese Team

3rd PLACE – Felix

Caves of Faribault – Prairie Farms, Minnesota Rueben Nilsson & CoF Team

& Bayley Hazen Blue

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Jasper Hill Creamery

 

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – No winner named.

2nd PLACE – Blue Line

Asgaard Dairy, Inc., New York Rhonda Butler and Gail Huston

3rd PLACE – Blue Velvet

Yellow Springs Farm LLC, Pennsylvania Al and Catherine Renzi

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – No winner named.

2nd PLACE – No winner named. 

3rd PLACE – Boonter’s Blue

Pennyroyal Farm, California Erika McKenzie-Chapter

HISPANIC & PORTUGUESE STYLE CHEESES

Ripened, aged over 90 days – All milks

1st PLACE – RBCC Queso Cotija

Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc., California Sam Ram

2nd PLACE – Roth GranQueso Original Wheel

Emmi Roth, Wisconsin Team Emmi Roth – Monroe

& Cotija

Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc., California Sam Ram

3rd PLACE – Queso Cotija

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

Fresh, Unripened – All milks

1st PLACE – Panela Cheese

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

2nd PLACE – Queso Fresco Casero Cheese

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Queso Fresco Cremoso Cheese

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

3rd PLACE – Oaxaca

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Wisconsin Crave Cheese Team

Cooking Hispanic – Cheeses intended to be consumed heated or melted – All milks

1st PLACE – RBCC Oaxaca

Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc., California Sam Ram

2nd PLACE – RBCC Grilling Cheese

Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc., California Sam Ram

3rd PLACE – Don Froylan Queso Oaxaca

Ochoa’s Queseria, Oregon Francisco Ochoa

ITALIAN TYPE CHEESES
Grating types (Aged Asiago, Domestic Parmesan, Grana, Reggianito, Sardo; Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk) – All milks

1st PLACE – RoundBale

Ferndale Farmstead, Washington
Dan Utano & Ferndale Farmstead Team

2nd PLACE – Aged Asiago

Saputo Specialty Cheese, Wisconsin Almena Plant

3rd PLACE – Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Asiago

Sartori Company, Wisconsin Team Sartori

& Cello Copper Kettle Cheese Reserve

Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Team Lake Country Dairy

& Cello Organic Copper Kettle Cheese

Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Team Lake Country Dairy

Traditional Regional Italian Cheeses – All milks

1st PLACE – Reverie

Parish Hill Creamery, Vermont Peter Dixon & Rachel Fritz Schaal

2nd PLACE – Bella Vita

FireFly Farms, Maryland FireFly Farms

3rd PLACE – Saxon Creamery Asiago Fresca

Saxon Cheese, LLC, Wisconsin Team Saxon

Pasta Filata types (Provolone, Caciocavallo) – All milks

 1st PLACE – Kashar

Parish Hill Creamery, Vermont Peter Dixon & Rachel Fritz Schaal

2nd PLACE – Suffolk Punch

Parish Hill Creamery, Vermont Peter Dixon & Rachel Fritz Schaal

3rd PLACE – BelGioioso Sharp Provolone Mandarino

BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Kevin Benzel

 

Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) – All milks

1st PLACE – Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella

Lactalis American Group, New York Mozzarella Team

& Scamorza

Mozzarella Company, Texas Mozzarella Company

& Whip String Cheese

Renard’s Rosewood Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Chris Renard

2nd PLACE – Low Moisture Buffalo Mozzarella

Annabella LLC, Antioquia A. Tabares

3rd PLACE – Farmstead String Cheese

Ponderosa Dairy Products, Wisconsin Ben Shibler

& String Cheese

Renard’s Rosewood Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Chris Renard

 

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

1st PLACE – Don Froylan Liliana’s Cheese Ball

Ochoa’s Queseria, Oregon Francisco Ochoa

2nd PLACE – OF Gourmet FDL

Calabro Cheese Corporation, Connecticut CALABRO CHEESE CORPORATION

3rd PLACE

8oz Fresh Mozzarella Ball

Lactalis American Group, Idaho Nampa Fresh Mozz Team

& Filoncino

Liuzzi Cheese, Connecticut Liuzzi Cheese

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

1st PLACE – Fior di Latte Ciliegine

Ferndale Farmstead, Washington
Daniel Wavrin & Ferndale Farmstead Team

2nd PLACE

Mozzarella di Bufala Bocconcini

Bufalinda, Maturin Bufalinda

& Bocconcini

Calabro Cheese Corporation, Connecticut CALABRO CHEESE CORPORATION

& Nodini

Caputo Cheese, Illinois Team Caputo

3rd PLACE

Mozzarella di Bufala Ciliegine

Bufalinda, Maturin Bufalinda

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

1st PLACE – Burratini

Caputo Cheese, Illinois Team Caputo

2nd PLACE – Buffalo Milk Burrata

Bufalinda, Maturin Bufalinda

& BURRATA

Liuzzi Cheese, Connecticut LIUZZI CHEESE

& Narragansett Creamery Burrata

Narragansett Creamery, Rhode Island Mark Federico

3rd PLACE – Burrata di Bufala

Belfiore Cheese Company, California Arcangelo Esposito

& BelGioioso Burrata

BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Bobby Wheeler

 

FETA CHEESES
Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Brinza Feta

Karoun Dairies LLC, California Jaime Graca

& Whole Milk Feta

Maplebrook Farm, Vermont Mike Scheps

2nd PLACE – Odyssey Feta in Brine

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Adam Buholzer

3rd PLACE – Feta Cheese

Euphrates, Inc., New York Euphrates

& Feta in Brine B

Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Team Nasonville Dairy, Inc.

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Feta

Caprini Creamery, Indiana Caprini Creamery/Kristy Kikly

2nd PLACE – Feta

Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, Texas Amelia Sweethardt

3rd PLACE – Feta

Vermont Creamery, Vermont Vermont Creamery

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Shepherds Manor Fetina

Shepherds Manor Creamery, Maryland Colleen Histon

2nd PLACE – Farmstead Feta

Hidden Springs Creamery, Wisconsin Brenda Jensen

3rd PLACE – Farmstead Feta Reserve

Hidden Springs Creamery, Wisconsin Brenda Jensen

AMERICAN MADE / INTERNATIONAL STYLE

Dutch-style (Gouda, Edam etc.) – All milks

1st PLACE – Aged Gouda

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Wisconsin Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team

& Aged Gouda

Oakdale Cheese & Specialties, California John Dirk Bulk

2nd PLACE – Sir Farmer Cheese

Farmer Rudolph’s Creamery, Pennsylvania Rudy Yoder

& Mild Gouda

Oakdale Cheese & Specialties, California John Dirk Bulk

3rd PLACE – Grand Gouda

Cal Poly Creamery, California Creamery Team

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

1st PLACE – Guggisberg Baby Swiss Cheese

Guggisberg Cheese, Inc., Ohio Richard Guggisberg

2nd PLACE – Holey Cow

Central Coast Creamery, California Lindsey Mendes

3rd PLACE – Baby Swiss Wheel

Prairie Farms Dairy Cheese Division, Wisconsin Shullsburg Team

Open Category – American Made/International Style

Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Tarentaise Reserve

Farms For City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook Farm, Vermont Spring Brook Farm Team

& Fontina

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Wisconsin Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team

2nd PLACE – Rupert Reserve

Consider Bardwell Farm, Vermont Leslie Goff

3rd PLACE – Roth Grand Cru Original Wheel

Emmi Roth, Wisconsin Team Emmi Roth – Monroe

& Roth Organic Grand Cru Original Wheel

Emmi Roth, Wisconsin Team Emmi Roth – Monroe

& Tom

Reverie Creamery, New York Riko Chandra

& Wanderer

Reverie Creamery, New York Riko Chandra

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Bijou

Vermont Creamery, Vermont
Vermont Creamery Aged Cheese Team

2nd PLACE – Mont Idyll

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

& Crottin

Laura Chenel, California
Team Laura Chenel – Simon Perrier

3rd PLACE – Camembert 10oz

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Wischago

Hidden Springs Creamery, Wisconsin Brenda Jensen

2nd PLACE – Vermanchego

Cate Hill Orchard, Vermont Maria Schumann

& Wischago Reserve

Hidden Springs Creamery, Wisconsin Brenda Jensen

3rd PLACE – Sheep Milk Butterkase

Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Anthony Hook

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – Goatlet

Crown Finish Caves, Vermont Consider Bardwell Farm

& Shepsog

Grafton Village Cheese, Vermont Team Grafton

& Well Aged Invierno

Vermont Shepherd LLC, Vermont David Major, Daniel Grover, Alex Major

2nd PLACE – BUF Halloumi

BUF CREAMERY LLC, Cundinamarca Adam Rojas

3rd PLACE – Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend

Sartori Company, Wisconsin Mike Matucheski

AMERICAN ORIGINALS
Brick Cheese – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cheese

WIDMER’S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc., Wisconsin Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Team

2nd PLACE – Brick

Edelweiss Creamery, Wisconsin Ben Workman

3rd PLACE – Mild Brick Cheese

WIDMER’S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc., Wisconsin Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Team

Dry Jack – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Dry Jack

Rumiano Cheese Company, California Rumiano Cheese Company

2nd PLACE – No winner named

3rd PLACE – Aquasco Jack Reserve

P A Bowen Farmstead, Maryland Sally Fallon Morell

 

Monterey Jack – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Tillamook Monterey Jack

Tillamook County Creamery Association, Oregon Tillamook Team 2

2nd PLACE – Colby Jack

Arena Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Bill Hanson

& Vona Monterey Jack

Pennland Pure, Maryland
Kylie Schriever and Thomas Queeney

3rd PLACE – Organic Traditional Jack

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

 

Brick Muenster – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Muenster

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Dave Buholzer

2nd PLACE – McCadam Brick Muenster

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, New York Team Chateaugay

& Muenster

Edelweiss Creamery, Wisconsin Ben Workman

3rd PLACE – Vona Muenster

Pennland Pure, Maryland
Kylie Schriever and Thomas Queeney

Colby – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Deer Creek The Robin

The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Kerry Henning

2nd PLACE – Marbled Colby

Cedar Grove Cheese, Wisconsin Cedar Grove Cheese Team

3rd PLACE – Traditional Colby

Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Anthony Hook

& Natural Colby Cheese

WIDMER’S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc., Wisconsin Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Team

 

Original Recipe / Open Category – Made from cow’s milk

 1st PLACE – Sigonas Moona Lisa

Central Coast Creamery, California Lindsey Mendes

& Appalachian

Meadow Creek Dairy, Virginia Helen Feete

& Cupola Artisan Cheese

Red Barn Family Farms, Wisconsin Mike Brennenstuhl

2nd PLACE – St. Anthony

Redhead Creamery, Minnesota Alise Sjostrom

3rd PLACE – Point Reyes Toma

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, California Kuba Hemmerling and Team

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Spruce

Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Vermont Molly Pindell

2nd PLACE – Providence

Goat Lady Dairy, North Carolina
Bobby Bradds, Josh Angel and Jessie Laughlin

3rd PLACE – Sweet 16

Wegmans Food Markets, Vermont Vermont Creamery

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Aries

Shooting Star Creamery, California Avery Jones

2nd PLACE – Ewereka

Central Coast Creamery, California Lindsey Mendes

3rd PLACE – Bossa

Green Dirt Farm, Missouri Cheese Kitchen Team

Made from mixed or other milks

1st PLACE – LaClare Family Creamery Cave Aged Chandoka

LaClare Family Creamery, Wisconsin Team LaClare, Affineur David Rogers

2nd PLACE – Briar Summit

Nettle Meadow, New York Team Nettle Meadow

& Cremont

Vermont Creamery, Vermont
Vermont Creamery Aged Cheese Team

3rd PLACE – Flagsheep

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Washington Beecher’s Cheesemakers

 

LOW FAT / LOW SALT CHEESES
Fat Free and Low Fat cheeses – All milks

1st PLACE – Galbani Low Fat Ricotta

Lactalis American Group, New York Ricotta Team

2nd PLACE – Galbani Fat Free Ricotta

Lactalis American Group, New York Ricotta Team

3rd PLACE – Odyssey Fat Free Feta

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Justin Lowery

 

Light/Lite and Reduced Fat cheeses – All milks

1st PLACE – Celebrity Light

Atalanta Corporation/Mariposa Dairy, Ontario Pieter Van Oudenaren

& Neufchatel 3#

Prairie Farms Dairy Cheese Division, Iowa Luana Team

2nd PLACE – Reduced Fat String Cheese

Lactalis American Group, Idaho Nampa String Team

3rd PLACE – Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Steve Webster

MARINATED CHEESES
Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Deer Creek The MoonRabbit

The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Kerry Henning with Katie Fuhrmann

2nd PLACE – Deer Creek The Night Walker

The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Kerry Henning with Katie Fuhrmann

3rd PLACE – Sartori Reserve Tennessee Whiskey BellaVitano

Sartori Company, Wisconsin Team Sartori

 

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Herbes de Provence

Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, Texas Amelia Sweethardt

& CHEVOO: Fennel Pollen & Orange

CHEVOO, California Gerard Tuck

& CHEVOO: Urfa Chili & Lemon

CHEVOO, California Gerard Tuck

2nd PLACE – CHEVOO: Dill Pollen & Garlic

CHEVOO, California Gerard Tuck

3rd PLACE – CHEVOO: Smoked Salt & Rosemary

CHEVOO, California Gerard Tuck

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – BUF Ciliegine in Infusion

BUF CREAMERY LLC, Cundinamarca Adam Rojas

 

COLD-PACK AND CLUB CHEESES
Open Category – with a maximum moisture of 42% – all milks

1st PLACE – Balderson Spreadable Cheese spread

Parmalat Canada, Ontario Parmalat Cheese Team

& Classic Spreadable Goat Cheese

Vermont Creamery, Vermont
Vermont Creamery Fresh Cheese Team

2nd PLACE – Pub Cheese Sharp Cheddar Spreadable Cheese

Lactalis American Group, Wisconsin Lyle Gast Jr

3rd PLACE – Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food

Pine River Pre-Pack, Inc, Wisconsin Phil Lindemann

 

FLAVORED CHEESES
Fresh Unripened Cheese with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Chocolate Mascarpone

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Wisconsin Crave Cheese Team

2nd PLACE – Honey & Sea Salt Fromage Blanc

By George Farm, Oregon Jonny Steiger

3rd PLACE – Fromage Blanc with Herbs

Cherry Valley Dairy, Washington Meghan McKenna

 

Cheese Curds with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Cheese Curds with Flavor

Arena Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Bill Hanson

& Bacon Morita White Cheddar Cheese Curds

WW Homestead Dairy, Iowa WW Homestead Dairy

2nd PLACE – Hatch Chile Curds

Beehive Cheese Company LLC, Utah Pat Ford

3rd PLACE – Grilled Steak & Onion White Cheddar Cheese Curd

WW Homestead Dairy, Iowa WW Homestead Dairy

Soft-Ripened with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – We Be Chivin

Wegmans Food Markets, Vermont Vermont Creamery

2nd PLACE – 3 Kg Brie with Black and Green Peppercorns

Old Europe Cheese, Inc., Michigan Old Europe Cheese

3rd PLACE – Truffle Tremor Mini

Cypress Grove, California Cypress Grove

& 3 Kg Brie With Herbs

Old Europe Cheese, Inc., Michigan Old Europe Cheese

International-Style with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Marieke Gouda Bacon

Marieke Gouda, Wisconsin Marieke Gouda Cheese Team

2nd PLACE – Marieke Gouda Foenegreek

Marieke Gouda, Wisconsin Marieke Gouda Cheese Team

& Cumin Gouda

Oakdale Cheese & Specialties, California John Dirk Bulk

3rd PLACE – Roth 3 Chile Pepper Gouda Cheese Wheel

Emmi Roth, Wisconsin Team Emmi Roth – Monroe

& Dill Havarti

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Ron Bechtolt

Cheddar with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Cabot Garlic & Herb Cheddar

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, New York Team Chateaugay

& Peppercorn Harvest Clothbound Cheddar

Face Rock Creamery, Oregon Brad Sinko

2nd PLACE – Organic Rogue’s Mary Cheddar

Rogue Creamery, Oregon
Rogue Creamery Cheddar Production Team

3rd PLACE – Marco Polo Reserve

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Washington Beecher’s Cheesemakers

& In Your Face Spicy 3 Pepper Cheddar

Face Rock Creamery, Oregon Brad Sinko

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

1st PLACE – Idyll Pastures with Fennel Pollen

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

& Idyll Pastures with Honey and Lavender

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

2nd PLACE – Spreadable Idyll Pastures Honey and Lavender

Idyll Farms llc, Michigan Team Idyll

& Claire’s Mandell Hill

Ruggles Hill Creamery, Massachusetts Tricia Smith

3rd PLACE – Foggy Morning with Garlic and Basil

Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., California Aaron Langdon

& Field of Creams

Prodigal Farm, North Carolina Team Prodigal

 

Hispanic-Style with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Chees-E-Que Brat Style

Cedar Grove Cheese, Wisconsin Cedar Grove Cheese team

2nd PLACE – Chipotle Queso Blanco

University of Connecticut Department of Animal Science Creamery, Connecticut UConn Creamery Team

3rd PLACE – Menonina Pimiento

Mozzarella Company, Texas Mauricio Travesi

& Green Chile Queso Blanco

University of Connecticut Department of Animal Science Creamery, Connecticut UConn Creamery Team

Feta with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Odyssey Peppercorn Feta

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Steve Buholzer

2nd PLACE – Odyssey Tomato & Basil Feta

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Steve Webster

3rd PLACE – Odyssey Mediterranean Feta

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Luke Buholzer

Reduced Fat Cheese with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Reduced Fat Mediterranean Feta

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Matt Erdley

2nd PLACE – Farmers with Pesto

Renard’s Rosewood Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Chris Renard

3rd PLACE – Odyssey Reduced Fat Tomato & Basil Feta

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Ron Buholzer

Rubbed-Rind Cheese with added flavor ingredients rubbed or applied on the exterior surface of the cheese only – All milks

1st PLACE – Yellow Door Creamery Mayan Cocoa Coffee Rubbed Fontal

Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Team Lake Country Dairy

2nd PLACE – PIERCE POINT

Cowgirl Creamery, California TEAM CADER

3rd PLACE – Yellow Door Creamery Creamy Dill Rubbed Fontal

Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Team Lake Country Dairy

American Originals with Flavor Added – all milks

1st PLACE – Natural Colby Cheese with Caraway

WIDMER’S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc., Wisconsin Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Team

2nd PLACE – Cowboy Jack

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Wisconsin Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team

3rd PLACE – Point Reyes TomaProvence

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, California Kuba Hemmerling and Team

& Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cheese with Caraway

WIDMER’S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc., Wisconsin Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Team

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

1st PLACE – PsycheDillic

Cypress Grove, California Cypress Grove

2nd PLACE – Basil and Garlic Chevre

Goat Lady Dairy, North Carolina Carrie Bradds

& Herb Garlic Capri

Westfield Farm, Massachusetts Kim Hayes

3rd PLACE

Fig & Honey Chevre Log

Goat Lady Dairy, North Carolina Carrie Bradds & Bobby Bradds

& Garlic & Chive 5.4oz

Laura Chenel, California Team Laura Chenel

& Clover Blossom Honey Fresh Goat Cheese

Vermont Creamery, Vermont
Vermont Creamery Fresh Cheese Team

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

1st PLACE – Hudson Flower

Murray’s Cheese, New York Old Chatham Creamery

2nd PLACE – Fresh Spicy Chili

Green Dirt Farm, Missouri Cheese Kitchen Team

3rd PLACE – Fresh Garlic Herb

Green Dirt Farm, Missouri Cheese Kitchen Team

Cold-Pack and Club Cheeses with Flavor Added – With a maximum moisture of 42% – All milks

1st PLACE – The Fork Original Blue & Date Spread

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, California Jennifer Luttrell and Team

& The Fork Pimento Cheese

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, California Jennifer Luttrell and Team

2nd PLACE – Hickory Smoked Cheddar Pimiento Cheese

Red Clay Gourmet, North Carolina Lance & Michele Sawyer

& PIMENTO CHEESE

Sweet Grass Dairy, Georgia Jeremy Little

3rd PLACE – Sheep milk pimento

Blackberry Farm, Tennessee Chris Osborne

& Rondele Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Spreadable Cheese

Lactalis American Group, Wisconsin Tony Gessler

& Proper Pepper Pimento Cheese – Classic Flavor

Proper Pepper Pimento Cheese, Vermont
Deana Tanner Bibb dba Proper Pepper Pimento Cheese

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

1st PLACE – Burrata Con Tartufo

Lioni Latticini, Inc., New Jersey Lioni Latticini, Inc.

2nd PLACE – BelGioioso Black Truffle Burrata

BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Wisconsin Bryan Springborn

3rd PLACE – ALDI-exclusive Specially Selected Roasted Garlic with Tomato Basil Handcrafted

ALDI Inc., Wisconsin

& Calderwood

Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Jasper Hill Creamery

& Deer Creek The Blue Jay

The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Terry Martin

 

SMOKED CHEESES
Smoked Italian Styles (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.) – All milks

1st PLACE – Burrata

Liuzzi Cheese, Connecticut Liuzzi Cheese

2nd PLACE – Smoky Scamorza

Ferndale Farmstead, Washington
Daniel Wavrin & Ferndale Farmstead Team

& Naturally Oven Smoked Mozzarella

Global Foods International, Inc., Illinois Global Foods International Inc

3rd PLACE – Smoked Fresh Mozzarella

Liuzzi Cheese, Connecticut Liuzzi Cheese

Smoked Cheddars – All milks

1st PLACE – Apple Walnut Smoked Promontory

Beehive Cheese Company LLC, Utah Warren Buchanan

2nd PLACE – LaClare Family Creamery Smoked Cheddar

LaClare Family Creamery, Wisconsin Team LaClare

& Hickory Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Yancey’s Fancy, Inc., New York Adam Cooper

3rd PLACE – Tillamook Smoked Medium Cheddar

Tillamook County Creamery Association, Oregon Tillamook Team 3

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

1st PLACE – Smoked Grand Gouda

Cal Poly Creamery, California Creamery Team

& Naturally Smoked Aged Traditional Gouda

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Wisconsin Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team

2nd PLACE – Organic Smokey Blue Cheese

Rogue Creamery, Oregon
Rogue Creamery Blue Production Team

& Saxon Creamery Big Ed’s Smokehaus

Saxon Cheese, LLC, Wisconsin Team Saxon

3rd PLACE – Smoked Gouda

Fair Oaks Farms, Wisconsin Bruce Workman

& Naturally Smoked Aged Gouda

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Wisconsin Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Smokey Mountain Round

Goat Lady Dairy, North Carolina Carrie & Bobby Bradds

& Bella Capra Semi-Soft Smoked Goat Cheese

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

2nd PLACE – Smoked Chèvre

Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Vermont Molly Pindell

3rd PLACE – Smoked Capri

Westfield Farm, Massachusetts Debby Stetson

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Smoked Sheep Milk Gouda

Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Anthony Hook

2nd PLACE – No winner named

3rd PLACE – No winner named

 

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – No winner named

2nd PLACE – No winner named

3rd PLACE – Smoked Cerberus

Cedar Grove Cheese, Wisconsin Cedar Grove Cheese team

BUTTERS
Salted Butter with or without cultures – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Brethren Butter Amish Style Hand Rolled Salted Butter

Graf Creamery Inc., Wisconsin Roy M. Philippi

2nd PLACE – CROPP/Organic Valley Salted Butter

CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, Wisconsin Team McMinnville

3rd PLACE – Organic Valley Salted Butter

CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, Wisconsin Team Chaseburg

 

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

1st PLACE – Organic Valley European Style Cultured Butter, Unsalted

CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, Wisconsin Team Chaseburg

2nd PLACE – CROPP/Organic Valley Pasture Butter, Cultured

CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, Wisconsin Team McMinnville

3rd PLACE – Cabot Unsalted Butter

Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Massachusetts Team West Springfield

& Organic Valley Cultured Butter, Unsalted

CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, Wisconsin Team Chaseburg

Butter with or without cultures – Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – No winner named

2nd PLACE – Bella Capra Goat Butter

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

3rd PLACE – Celebrity Butter (Salted)

Atalanta Corporation/Mariposa Dairy, Ontario Pieter Van Oudenaren

Butter with Flavor Added – All milks

1st PLACE – Herbed Rose Butter

Cherry Valley Dairy, Washington Blain Hages

2nd PLACE – Coffee Butter

Cherry Valley Dairy, Washington Blain Hages

 

CULTURED MILK AND CREAM PRODUCTS
Creme Fraiche and Sour Cream Products – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Creme Agria (Sour Cream)

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

2nd PLACE – Creme Fraiche

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

3rd PLACE – Crema Supremo Sour Cream

V&V Supremo Foods, Illinois Team Michoacan

 

Kefir, Drinkable Yogurt, Buttermilk, and Other Drinkable Cultured Products – All milks

1st PLACE – Plain Kefir

Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Team Weber’s Farm Store

2nd PLACE – Jocoque

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Creamline Whole Cultured Buttermilk

Trinity Valley, New York Branden Brown

3rd PLACE – Karoun Whole Milk Kefir Drink

Karoun Dairies LLC, California Jaime Graca

 

Labneh, Greek Style Yogurt, and Other Strained Cultured Products – All milks

1st PLACE – Heroes Greek Yogurt

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

2nd PLACE – Plain Organic Cow Yogurt

Bellwether Farms, California Liam Callahan

& Odyssey Greek Yogurt Traditional

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Adam Buholzer

& siggi’s 4% Fat Plain Skyr

siggi’s dairy, Wisconsin Eric Weidman

& siggi’s Triple Cream Plain Skyr

siggi’s dairy, Wisconsin Eric Weidman

3rd PLACE – Odyssey 2% Greek Yogurt

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Adam Buholzer

& Odyssey Greek Yogurt Old World

Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Adam Buholzer

 

Yogurts – Plain with No Additional Ingredients – Made from cow’s milk

1st PLACE – Plain Stir Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Whole Milk Plain Yogurt

Narragansett Creamery, Rhode Island Mark Federico

2nd PLACE – Bulgarian Yogurt

Karoun Dairies LLC, California Jaime Graca

3rd PLACE – Armenian Yogurt

Karoun Dairies LLC, California Jaime Graca

Made from goat’s milk

1st PLACE – Capretta Low Fat Goat Yogurt

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

2nd PLACE – Capretta Non-Fat Goat Yogurt

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

3rd PLACE – Capretta Rich & Creamy Goat Yogurt

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, California Ben Gregersen

Made from sheep’s milk

1st PLACE – Old Chatham Creamery Nature’s Perfect Original Sheep Yogurt

Old Chatham Creamery, New York Dylan Bush

2nd PLACE – Plain Sheep Yogurt

Bellwether Farms, California Liam Callahan

3rd PLACE – Sheep Yogurt

Garden Variety Cheese, California Rebecca King

Made from mixed, or other milks

1st PLACE – No winner named

2nd PLACE – Water Buffalo Yogurt – Plain

Annabella LLC, Antioquia A. Tabares

3rd PLACE – No winner named

 

Yogurt and Cultured Products with Flavor Added (Set yogurts, Greek-style, dips, etc.) – All milks

1st PLACE – Masala Yogurt Dip

Karoun Dairies LLC, California Jaime Graca

2nd PLACE – siggi’s Raspberry Triple Cream Skyr

siggi’s dairy, Wisconsin Eric Weidman

& siggi’s Vanilla Triple Cream Skyr

siggi’s dairy, Wisconsin Eric Weidman

3rd PLACE – Guava Stir Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

Yogurt and Cultured Products with Flavor Added (Drinkable, pourable, smoothie, etc.) – All milks

1st PLACE – Guava Drinkable Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Mango Drinkable Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Strawberry Banana Drinkable Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Strawberry Drinkable Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Raspberry Kefir

Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Team Weber’s Farm Store

2nd PLACE – Peach Drinkable Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Pina Colada Drinkable Yogurt

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

& Strawberry Banana Cereal Smoothie

Marquez Brothers International, Inc., California Marquez Brothers International, Inc.

3rd PLACE – Blueberry Kefir

Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Team Weber’s Farm Store

& Strawberry Kefir

Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Team Weber’s Farm Store

& Vanilla Kefir

Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Wisconsin Team Weber’s Farm Store

Margaret Leahy

Margaret Leahy is the Associate Editor for culture.

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