2011 Winners

    About the American Cheese Society Conference & Competition

    The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. Over 1,400 members strong, ACS provides advocacy, education, business development, and networking opportunities for cheesemakers, retailers, enthusiasts, and extended industry. ACS strives to continually raise the quality and availability of cheese in the Americas.

    Since its founding in 1983, ACS proudly hosts North America’s foremost annual educational conference and world-renowned cheese judging and competition. The ACS Conference & Competition – a gathering of cheesemakers, merchandisers, retailers, distributors, academicians, food writers, and enthusiasts from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe – celebrates American artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheese.

    More than 750 individuals attended the 2011 conference in Montréal – the first ever held outside of the United States. The 2011 Judging & Competition saw a record number of entries: 1,676 cheeses and cultured milk products from 258 different companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

    The 29th Annual Conference and 28th Annual Judging & Competition will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 1-3, 2012.

    2011 Competition Winners


    Best of Show Winners © Uriah Carpenter

    BEST OF SHOW

    Rogue Creamery, OR
    Rogue River Blue

    Rogue River Blue © Uriah Carpenter

    2nd PLACE (TIE)

    Finica Food Specialties Limited, ON
    (Mariposa Dairy, ON)
    Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar

    Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    Cave Aged Marisa

     

    3rd PLACE

    Fromagerie Du Presbytère, QC
    Louis d’Or

     

     

    ALL CATEGORY WINNERS


    A.
    FRESH UNRIPENED CHEESES
    Mascarpone, Cream Cheese, Neufchatel, Ricotta, Impastata, Quark, Fromage Blanc


    AC:
    Open Category made from cow’s milk

    1st No Award Given

    2nd Fiore di Nonno, MA
    Stracciatella

    3rd Franklin Foods, Inc., VT
    Hahn’s Neufchatel


    AG:
    Open Category made from goat’s milk

    1st Mozzarella Company, TX
    Goat Ricotta

    2nd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Vermont Creamy Goat Cheese Classic

    3rd Meyenberg Goat Milk Products, CA
    Meyenberg Crème de Chevre


    AS:
    Open Category made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st Fruition Farms Dairy & Creamery, CO
    Fruition Farms Whole Sheep’s Milk Ricotta

    2nd Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY
    Ricotta

    3rd Bellwether Farms, CA
    Ricotta – Sheep Milk


    AM:
    Mascarpone – made from cow’s milk

    1st Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, WI
    Mascarpone

    2nd Miceli Dairy Products, OH
    Mascarpone

    3rd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Vermont Mascarpone


    AR:
    Ricotta – made from cow’s milk

    1st Calabro Cheese, CT
    Hand Dipped Ricotta

    2nd Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., NY
    Whole Milk Whey Based Ricotta

    3rd Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., NY
    Part Skim Milk Ricotta

    3rd Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., NY
    Whole Milk Ricotta


    AQ:
    Fromage Blanc, Fromage Frais and Quark – made from cow’s milk

    1st Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Fromage Frais

    2nd Nicasio Valley Cheese Company, CA
    Foggy Morning

    2nd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Vermont Quark

    3rd Cowgirl Creamery, CA
    Fromage Blanc


    B.
    SOFT RIPENED CHEESES
    White surface mold ripened cheeses – Brie, Camembert, Coulommiers, etc.

    BA: Open Category made from cow’s milk

    1st Agropur Fine Cheese, QC
    Rondoux Double Crème

    2nd Domaine Feodal, QC
    Inspire

    3rd Domaine Feodal, QC
    Cendre des Priés


    BB:
    Brie made from cow’s milk

    1st Brazos Valley Cheese, TX
    Eden

    2nd Brazos Valley Cheese, TX
    Brie

    3rd La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc., QC
    Brie de Portneuf Double Crème


    BC:
    Camembert made from cow’s milk

    1st No Award Given

    2nd Old Europe Cheese, Inc., MI
    Camembert Fermier

    3rd Alemar Cheese Company, MN
    Bent River Camembert – Style Cheese

    3rd Upper Canada Cheese Company, ON
    Comfort Cream


    BG:
    Open Category made from goat’s milk

    1st Fromagerie Le Détour, QC
    Grey Owl

    2nd Damafro Inc., QC
    La Bûchette

    3rd Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO
    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy Camembert


    BS:
    Open Category made from sheep’s or mixed milks

    1st Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, QC
    Le Soeur Angele

    2nd Les Bergeries du Fjord, QC
    Le Blanche du Fjord

    2nd Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY
    Hudson Valley Camembert Square

    3rd Marin French Cheese Co, CA
    Melange Brie


    BF:
    Flavor Added – spices, herbs, seasoning, fruits, etc.

    1st Marin French Cheese Co, CA
    Peppercorn Brie – Garlic

    2nd Agropur Fine Cheese, QC
    Chevalier Fines Herbs

    3rd Old Europe Cheese, Inc., MI
    Brie with Herbs


    BT:
    Triple Crème – soft ripened / cream added – all milks

    1st Agropur Fine Cheese, QC
    Rondoux Triple Crème

    2nd Old Europe Cheese, Inc., MI
    Brie Triple Créme

    3rd Agropur Fine Cheese, QC
    Chevalier Triple Crème


    C.
    AMERICAN ORIGINALS
    Cheeses recognized by the ACS as uniquely American in their original forms (Monterey Jack, Dry Jack, Brick Cheese, Brick Muenster, Colby, Teleme) or unique in their recipe and formulation and which do not strictly conform to the guidelines of other acknowledged recipes for cheese types.


    CB:
    Brick Cheese

    1st Klondike Cheese Co., WI
    Brick

    2nd Widmers Cheese Cellars, WI
    Mild Brick

    3rd
    No Award Given


    CD:
    Dry Jack

    1st Petaluma Creamery/ Spring Hill Jersey Cheese, CA
    Dry Jack

    2nd Rumiano Cheese Company, CA
    Dry Monterey Jack

    3rd
    No Award Given


    CJ:
    Monterey Jack – made from cow’s milk

    1st Burnett Dairy Co-Op, WI
    Monterey Jack

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

    3rd Amalgamated Dairies Limited, PE
    ADL Monterey Jack

    3rd Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR
    Tillamook Monterey Jack


    CM:
    Brick Muenster

    1st McCadam Cheese, NY
    McCadam Muenster

    2nd Edelweiss Creamery, WI
    Muenster

    3rd Klondike Cheese Co., WI
    Muenster


    CY:
    Colby – made from cow’s milk

    1st Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR
    Tillamook Colby

    2nd Cedar Grove Cheese Inc., WI
    Marbled Colby

    3rd Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., WI
    Colby


    CT:   Teleme

    No Entries


    CC:
    Original Recipe / Open Category made from cow’s milk

    1st Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, CA
    Point Reyes Toma

    2nd Cowgirl Creamery, CA
    Mt. Tam

    3rd Les Fromages de l’île d’Orléans Inc., QC
    Le Paillasson de l’isle d’Orléans


    CG:
    Original Recipe / Open Category made from goat’s milk

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

    2nd Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    Cave Aged Cardona

    2nd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Coupole

    3rd Cypress Grove Chevre, CA
    Humboldt Fog Grande


    CS:
    Original Recipe / Open Category made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    Cave Aged Mellage

    2nd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Cremont

    3rd Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA
    Flagsheep


    D.
    AMERICAN MADE / INTERNATIONAL STYLE
    Cheeses modeled after or based on recipes for established European or other international types or styles – Beaufort, Abondance, Gruyère, Juustoleipa, Caerphilly, English Territorials, Leyden, Butterkäse, Monastery styles, etc.


    DD:
    Dutch style – all milks (Gouda, Edam etc.)

    1st Glengarry Fine Cheese div of Glengarry Cheesemaking Inc., ON
    Lankaaster Aged

    2nd Oakdale Cheese & Specialties, CA
    Gouda

    3rd Edelweiss Creamery, WI
    Gouda Cellar Aged Grass Based

    3rd Old Europe Cheese, Inc., MI
    Edam Ball


    DF:
    Flavor Added – Dutch style – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – all milks

    1st Holland’s Family Cheese, WI
    Marieke Gouda Cumin

    2nd Holland’s Family Cheese, WI
    Marieke Gouda Black Mustard

    3rd Holland’s Family Cheese, WI
    Marieke Gouda Mustard Melange


    DC:
    Open Category made from cow’s milk

    1st Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese Co., TX
    Birdville Reserve

    2nd Monforte Dairy, ON
    Abondance

    3rd Hahn’s End, ME
    Petit Poulet

    3rd Sartori Company, WI
    Sartori Reserve BellaVitano Gold


    DE:
    Emmental style made from cow’s milk with eye formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels etc.)

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Agropur Fine Cheese, QC
    OKA L’Artisan

    3rd Farmers Cooperative Dairy Ltd., NL
    Farmers Swiss


    DG:
    Open Category made from goat’s milk

    1st Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, QC
    Tomme Haut Richelieu

    2nd Baetje Farms LLC., MO
    Sainte Genevieve

    2nd Consider Bardwell Farm, VT
    Manchester

    3rd Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO
    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy Queso De Mano


    DS:
    Open Category made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    Caso Bolo Mellage

    2nd Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., ON
    Fellowship

    2nd Tumalo Farms, OR
    Rimrocker

    3rd Sartori Company, WI
    Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend


    E.
    CHEDDARS
    All Cheddars – all milks


    EA:
    Aged Cheddar, all milks (aged between 12 and 24 months)

    1st Milton Creamery LLC, IA
    Prairie Breeze

    2nd Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., ON
    Premium Goat Cheddar, 12 to 24 months

    3rd Kraft Foods, WI
    Aged Extra Sharp Cheddar


    EF:
    Cheddar with sweet flavorings, fruits, seasonings, herbs, spices, alcohol/spirits

    1st Beehive Cheese Company LLC, UT
    Barely Buzzed

    2nd Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT
    Cabot Tuscan Cheddar

    3rd Beehive Cheese Company LLC, UT
    Seahive

    3rd Burnett Dairy Co-Op, WI
    Cheddar with Spice Blend

    3rd Rogue Creamery, OR
    Chocolate Stout Cheddar


    EP:
    Cheddar flavored with sweet, savory, jalapeno, chipotle, red, green peppers; black, white, green peppercorns, garlic, onions

    1st Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA
    Marco Polo Reserve

    2nd Grafton Village Cheese, VT
    Grafton Duet

    3rd Beehive Cheese Company LLC, UT
    Big John’s Cajun Rub

    3rd September Farm Cheese, PA
    Muffaletta Cheddar

    3rd Widmers Cheese Cellars, WI
    Cheddar/Jalapenos


    EC:
    Cheddar from cow’s milk, aged less than 12 months

    1st Beehive Cheese Company LLC, UT
    Promontory

    2nd Kraft Foods, WI
    Limited Edition Extra Sharp Cheddar

    3rd Kraft Foods, WI
    EX Sharp Cheddar


    EG:
    Cheddar from goat’s milk, aged less than 12 months

    1st Central Coast Creamery, CA
    Goat Cheddar

    2nd Meyenberg Goat Milk Products, CA
    Meyenberg Valley Goat Cheddar

    3rd Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., ON
    Premium Goat Cheddar, <12 months

    3rd Mt. Sterling Co-Op Creamery, WI
    Sterling Reserve / Raw Goat Milk Cave Aged Cheddar


    EX:
    Mature Cheddar aged between 25 and 48 months

    1st Agropur, Cheese and Functional Products Division, QC
    Agropur Grand Cheddar aged 3 years

    2nd Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA
    Four Year Flagship

    3rd Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT
    Cabot Vintage Choice Cheddar

    3rd Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR
    Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar


    EE:
    Mature Cheddar aged longer than 48 months

    1st Agropur, Cheese and Functional Products Division, QC
    Agropur Grand Cheddar aged 5 years

    2nd DCI Cheese Company, WI
    Black Diamond 5 Year Cheddar

    3rd Fromagerie Perron, QC
    Doyen


    EW:
    Cheddar wrapped in cloth, linen, aged up to 12 months

    1st Cows Creamery, PE
    Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar Aged Up To 12 Months

    2nd Bleu Mont Dairy, WI
    Bandaged Cheddar – Wrapped and Aged up to 12 Months

    3rd Avalanche Cheese Co., CO
    Hand Bandaged Goat Cheddar

    3rd Brazos Valley Cheese, TX
    Cheddar

    EB: Cheddar wrapped in cloth, linen, aged over 12 months

    1st Finica Food Specialties Limited, ON (Mariposa Dairy, ON)
    Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar

    2nd Bleu Mont Dairy, WI
    Bandaged Cheddar – Wrapped and Aged Over 12 Months

    3rd Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA
    Flagship Reserve

    F. BLUE MOLD CHEESES
    All cheeses ripened with Roqueforti or Glaucum Penicillium (Excluded: Colorless Mycelia)

    FC: Rindless Blue-veined made from cow’s milk

    1st Saputo Cheese USA, Inc., IL
    Blue Cheese

    2nd DCI Cheese Company, WI
    Salemville Blue Cheese

    3rd DCI Cheese Company, WI
    Black River Gorgonzola


    FG:
    Rindless Blue-veined made from goat’s milk

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Finica Food Specialties Limited, WI
    Celebrity International Blue Goat Sliced

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

    3rd Montchevre-Betin, INC., WI
    Chevre in Blue – Goat Milk Blue


    FS:
    Rindless Blue-veined made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc., WI
    Little Boy Blue

    2nd Shepherd’s Way Farms, MN
    Big Woods Blue

    3rd Rogue Creamery, OR
    Echo Mountain Blue


    FK:
    Blue-veined made from cow’s milk with a rind or external coating

    1st Rogue Creamery, OR
    Rogue River Blue

    2nd Spring Day Creamery, ME
    Spring Day Blues

    3rd Glengarry Fine Cheese div of Glengarry Cheesemaking Inc., ON
    Celtic Blue


    FL:
    Blue-veined made from goat’s milk with a rind or external coating

    1st Firefly Farms, MD
    Mountain Top Bleu

    2nd Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, TX
    Hopelessly Bleu

    3rd Avalanche Cheese Co., CO
    Midnight Blue


    FM:
    Blue-veined made from sheep’s or mixed milk with a rind or external coating

    1st La Maison d’affinage Maurice Dufour, QC
    Le Bleu de Brebis de Charlevoix

    2nd La Moutonniere, QC
    Bleu La Moutonnière

    3rd Valley Shepherd Creamery, NJ
    Crema De Blue


    FE:
    External Blue molded cheeses – all milks

    1st Westfield Farm, MA
    Classic Blue Log

    2nd Westfield Farm, MA
    Bluebonnets

    3rd Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    Virgin Pine Native Blue


    G.
    HISPANIC & PORTUGUESE STYLE CHEESES
    Cheeses based on the recipes of the Azorean, Brazilian, Central American, Colombian, Cuban, Guatemalan, Hispanic, Latino, Mexican and Portuguese communities


    GA:
    Ripened category – Cotija, Flamingo Bolla, Freir, Queso Prato, Queso Añejo, Chihuahua, etc. – all milks

    1st Emmi Roth USA Inc., WI
    Gran Queso Reserve

    2nd Emmi Roth USA Inc., WI
    Gran Queso

    3rd Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Cotija


    GC:
    Fresh Unripened category – Queso Blanco (including Queso de Puna and Campesino), Queijo Blanco, Açoreano, Quesadilla, Queso Crema, Queso Andino – all milks

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Queso Blanco

    3rd Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Panela


    GF:
    Flavor Added (spices, herbs, seasoning, fruits) –

    Queso Enchilado, Queso de Apoya, Queso d’Autin – all milks

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Samish Bay Cheese, WA
    Queso Jalapeno

    3rd Mozzarella Company, TX
    Queso Blanco with Chiles


    H.
    ITALIAN TYPE CHEESES
    Excluded: Mascarpone and Ricotta


    HP:
    Pasta Filata types – Provolone, Caciocavallo – all milks

    1st Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P., QC
    Provolone

    2nd Sorrento Lactalis, ID
    Whole Milk Low Moisture Pasta Filata

    3rd BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI
    Sharp Provolone Mandarino


    HA:
    Grating types – Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic

    Parmesan – all milks; (Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk and not from sheep’s milk)

    1st Sartori Company, WI
    Sartori Parmesan

    2nd Park Cheese Co Inc., WI
    Vegetarian Parmesan

    3rd Arthur Schuman Inc., CA
    Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan


    HM:
    Mozzarella types – Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese – all milks

    1st Fiscalini Cheese Co., CA
    Scamorza

    2nd Liuzzi Angeloni Cheese, CT
    Scamorza

    3rd Calabro Cheese, CT
    Whole Milk Low Moisture Mozzarella

    3rd Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., NY
    Whole Milk High Moisture Mozzarella – Retail


    HY:
    Fresh Mozzarella – 8 oz. or more (Balls or Shapes) – all milks

    1st BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI
    Fresh Mozzarella Thermoform

    2nd Calabro Cheese, CT
    Fior Di Latte

    2nd Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, CA
    Fresh Mozzarella

    3rd International Cheese Co. Ltd, ON
    Santa Lucia Buffalo Mozzarella


    HZ:
    Fresh Mozzarella – under 8 oz. (Ovalini, Bocconcini, Ciliegine, etc.) – all milks

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI
    Fresh Mozzarella Water

    3rd Liuzzi Angeloni Cheese, CT
    Fresh Mozzarella – Ovoline


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

    1st BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI
    Burrata

    2nd Liuzzi Angeloni Cheese, CT
    Burrata

    3rd Belfiore Cheese Company, CA
    Burrata

    3rd Maplebrook Fine Cheese, VT
    Burrata


    I.
    FETA CHEESES

    IC: Feta made from cow’s milk

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Basket Feta

    3rd Parmalat Canada Inc, ON
    Black Diamond Feta


    IG:
    Feta made from goat’s milk

    1st Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Basket Goat Feta

    2nd Shepherds Dairy Products, UT
    Fine Feta-Plain

    3rd Goat’s Pride Dairy at McLennan Creek, BC
    Feta

    3rd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Vermont Feta

    3rd Willow Moon Farm, VT
    Feta


    IS:
    Feta made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st Hidden Springs Creamery, WI
    Farmstead Feta

    2nd La Moutonniere, QC
    Feta

    3rd Meadowood Farms, NY
    Meadowood Farms Sheep’s Milk Feta


    IF:
    Flavor added – spices, herbs, seasoning, fruits – all milks

    1st Klondike Cheese Co., WI
    Tomato & Basil Feta

    2nd Neighborly Farms of Vermont, VT
    Organic Pepper Feta

    3rd Goat’s Pride Dairy at McLennan Creek, BC
    Cranberry Caprabella

    3rd La Moutonniere, QC
    Feta with Herbs


    J.
    LOW FAT / LOW SALT CHEESES


    JC:
    Original Open to Goat, Sheep and Water Buffalo

    Milk cheeses
    No Entries


    JL:
    Fat Free and Low Fat cheeses

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Fromagerie Le Détour, QC
    La Dame du Lac

    3rd Fromagerie Bergeron, QC
    6% Pourcent


    JR:
    Light/Lite and Reduced Fat cheeses

    1st Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, QC
    Empereur Light

    2nd Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT
    Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar

    3rd Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR
    Tillamook Reduced Fat Monterey Jack


    JF:
    Flavor added – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – all milks

    1st Coach Farm, NY
    Coach Farm Reduced Fat Honey and Lemon Spread

    2nd Coach Farm, NY
    Coach Farm Reduced Fat Fresh Goat Cheese Stick with Pepper

    3rd Alouette Cheese USA LLC, PA
    Alouette Light Spinach Artichoke


    K.
    FLAVORED CHEESES
    Entries are limited to cheeses not included in categories with “Flavor Added” subcategories


    KC:
    Cheeses flavored with all peppers (chipotle, jalapeno, chili, etc.) – all milks

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Damafro Inc., QC
    Les Bouchées Saveur Mexicaine

    3rd Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, WI
    Brun-uusto with Jalapeno


    KF:
    Cheeses flavored with herbs, fruits, vegetables, flowers, syrups – all milks

    1st LaClare Farms Specialties LLC, WI
    Evalon with Fenugreek

    2nd Shepherds Dairy Products, UT
    Funshine-Hickory Garlic

    3rd Sartori Company, WI
    Sartori Reserve Espresso BellaVitano


    KP:
    Cheeses flavored with crushed or whole peppercorns or savory spices – all milks

    1st Sartori Company, WI
    Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano

    2nd Fromagerie Bergeron, QC
    Coureur des Bois

    3rd Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties, LLC, NY
    Prosciutto Roll


    KH:
    Flavor Added Havarti – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – all milks

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Klondike Cheese Co., WI
    Dill Havarti

    3rd Agropur Fine Cheese, QC
    Havarti Jalapeno

    3rd Edelweiss Creamery, WI
    Onion Havarti


    KJ:
    Flavor Added Monterey Jack – all milks

    1st Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO
    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy Green Chile Jack

    2nd Rumiano Cheese Company, CA
    Pepper Jack

    3rd Saputo Cheese USA, Inc., IL
    Pepper Jack


    L.
    SMOKED CHEESES


    LC:
    Open Category made from cow’s milk

    1st Holland’s Family Cheese, WI
    Marieke Gouda Smoked Cumin

    2nd Mt. Townsend Creamery, WA
    Campfire

    3rd Emmi Roth USA Inc., WI
    Rofumo


    LG:
    Open Category made from goat’s milk, sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st Westfield Farm, MA
    Hickory Smoked Capri

    2nd Rivers Edge Chevre, OR
    Up in Smoke

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


    LM:
    Smoked Italian Styles (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.)

    1st Belfiore Cheese Company, CA
    Naturally Smoked Mozzarella

    2nd Gold Creek Farms, UT
    Smoked Parmesan

    3rd Burnett Dairy Co-Op, WI
    Smoke Mozzarella String


    LD:
    Smoked Cheddars

    1st Parmalat Canada Inc, ON
    Balderson Double Smoked Cheddar

    2nd Gold Creek Farms, UT
    Smoked Cheddar

    3rd Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA
    Smoked Flagship


    M.
    FARMSTEAD CHEESES
    Limited to cheeses and fermented milk products made with milk from herds on the farm where the cheeses are produced


    MA:
    Open Category for all milks – Soft (Aged up to 60 days – over 50% moisture)

    1st Doe Run Dairy, PA
    Hummingbird

    2nd Fromagerie Au Gré Des Champs, QC
    Le Pont-Blanc

    3rd Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, WI
    Petit Frere Reserve


    MC:
    Open Category cow’s milk cheeses – Semisoft (Aged over 60 days – between 39 and 50% moisture)

    1st Cricket Creek Farm, MA
    Maggies Round

    2nd Holland’s Family Cheese, WI
    Marieke Gouda Belegen (4-6 month aged)

    2nd Mt. Mansfield Creamery, LLC, VT
    Inspiration

    3rd Cato Corner Farm LLC, CT
    Dairyere

    3rd Thistle Hill Farm, VT
    Tarentaise


    ME:
    Open Category cow’s milk cheeses – Hard (Aged over 60 days – Less than 39% moisture)

    1st Fromagerie Du Presbytère, QC
    Louis d’Or

    2nd Farms For City Kids Foundation, VT
    Tarentaise

    3rd Shatto Milk Company, MO
    Gouda


    MG:
    Open Category Goat’s Milk Cheeses aged over 60 days

    1st Tumalo Farms, OR
    Classico

    2nd Chèvrerie Fruit d’une Passion, QC
    Tomme des Joyeux Fromagers

    2nd Yellow Springs Farm LLC, PA
    Fieldstone

    3rd Capriole, IN
    Mont St. Francis


    MS:
    Open Category Sheep’s Milk and Mixed Milk Cheeses aged over 60 days

    1st Lark’s Meadow Farms, ID
    Dulcinea

    2nd Bonnieview Farm, VT
    Ben Nevis

    2nd Valley Shepherd Creamery, NJ
    Tewksbury

    3rd Everona Dairy, VA
    Stony Man


    MF:
    Open Category for all Cheeses with Flavorings Added – all milks

    1st Ruggles Hill Creamery, MA
    Lea’s Great Meadow

    2nd Valley Shepherd Creamery, NJ
    Pepato Shepherd

    3rd Coach Farm, NY
    Coach Farm Fresh Goat Cheese Log with Dill

    3rd Fromagerie La Station Inc., QC
    Raclette de Compton au Poivre


    N.
    FRESH GOAT’S MILK CHEESES


    NO:
    Fresh Goat Rindless (black ash coating permitted, extruded or in containers, cups, tubs, cryovac

    1st Laura Chenel’s Chevre, CA
    Laura Chenel’s

    2nd Montchevre-Betin, INC., WI
    Crumbled Goat Cheese

    3rd Finica Food Specialties Limited, ON
    Celebrity International Goat Cheese Original

    3rd Woolwich Dairy, ON
    Woolwich Dairy Chevrai Original


    NS:
    Fresh Goat Cheese – Hand shaped, formed or molded

    1st Baetje Farms LLC., MO
    Coeur de la Crème Plain

    2nd Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, TX
    Basket Molded Chevre

    3rd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Vermont Fresh Crottin


    NF:
    Flavor Added – Floral

    1st Briar Rose Creamery, OR
    Briar Rose Creamery Chocolate-Goat Cheese Truffles

    2nd Latte Da Dairy, TX
    Latte Da Goat Cheese Truffles

    3rd Mackenzie Creamery, OH
    Apricot Ginger

    3rd Mackenzie Creamery, OH
    Cognac Fig


    NH:
    Flavor Added – Herbal

    1st Mozzarella Company, TX
    Hoja Santa Goat Cheese

    2nd Stone Hollow Creamery, AL
    Chive Blossom Log

    2nd Westfield Farm, MA
    Herb Garlic Capri

    3rd Cypress Grove Chevre, CA
    Purple Haze


    NP:
    Flavor Added – Peppers / Spice

    1st Baetje Farms LLC., MO
    Coeur de la Crème Three Pepper

    2nd Finica Food Specialties Limited, ON
    Celebrity International Chevre Pesto

    3rd Baetje Farms LLC., MO
    Coeur de la Crème Garlic and Chives


    O.
    FRESH SHEEP’S MILK CHEESES
    Open to all shapes and styles of rindless, unaged, fresh sheep’s milk cheeses


    OO:
    Open Category

    1st Les Fromages du Verger, QC
    Le Louché

    2nd La Moutonniere, QC
    Cabanon

    3rd Shepherd’s Way Farms, MN
    Shepherd’s Hope Original


    OF:
    Flavor Added – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits

    1st Hidden Springs Creamery, WI
    Driftless – Cranberry

    2nd Hidden Springs Creamery, WI
    Driftless – Maple

    3rd Hidden Springs Creamery, WI
    Driftless – Honey Lavender


    P.
    MARINATED CHEESES
    Entries include cheeses marinated in oil, vinegar, wine, etc.


    PC:
    Open Category made from cow’s milk marinated in liquids and ingredients

    1st Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties, LLC, NY
    Grilled Vegetable w/ Ciliegine

    2nd Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Marinated hand braided string cheese

    3rd Sartori Company, WI
    Sartori Reserve Merlot BellaVitano


    PG:
    Open Category made from goat’s milk marinated in liquids and ingredients

    1st Laura Chenel’s Chevre, CA
    Laura Chenel’s Cabecou

    2nd Happy Days Dairies LTD., BC
    Goat Cheese Balls in Herb and Oil 100g

    3rd Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    Sweet Vanilla Cardona


    PS:
    Open Category made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks marinated in liquids and ingredients

    1st
    No Award Given

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

    3rd Meadowood Farms, NY
    Meadowood Farms – Curds of Endearment


    Q.
    CULTURED MILK PRODUCTS
    Limited to Yogurt, Crème Fraiche, Kefir, Labne, etc.


    QC:
    Cultured products made from cow’s milk

    1st Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Labne

    2nd Traders Point Creamery, IN
    Cottage Cheese

    3rd Cowgirl Creamery, CA
    Cottage Cheese

    3rd Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc., CA
    Lactose Free Lowfat Plain Kefir


    QG:
    Cultured products made from goat’s milk

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc., CA
    Traditional Plain Kefir

    3rd Happy Days Dairies LTD., BC
    Goat Milk Kefir 500ML


    QS:
    Cultured Products made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks
    No Entries


    QA:
    Cultured Products / Flavor Added – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – all milks

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Creamy Ranch Labne

    3rd Karoun Dairies Inc., CA
    Spicy Garden Vegetable Labne


    QF:
    Crème Fraiche products made from cow’s milk

    1st Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Vermont Crème Fraiche

    2nd Bellwether Farms, CA
    Crème Fraiche

    3rd Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT
    Cabot Crème Fraiche


    QY:
    Yogurts, Plain – made from cow’s milk with NO additional ingredients

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc., CA
    Lactose Free Lowfat Plain Yogurt

    3rd Beurrerie du Patrimoine, QC
    Plain Cow Yogurt


    QD:
    Yogurts, Plain – made from goat’s milk with NO additional ingredients

    1st Sierra Nevada Cheese CO., CA
    Capretta Goat Yogurt Rich & Creamy, Plain

    2nd Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc., CA
    Plain Yogurt

    3rd Beurrerie du Patrimoine, QC
    Plain Goat Yogurt

    3rd Coach Farm, NY
    Coach Farm Goat Milk Yogurt, Plain


    QE:
    Yogurts, Plain – made from sheep’s milk with NO additional ingredients

    1st Best Baa Dairy, ON
    Sheepmilk Yogourt

    2nd La Moutonniere, QC
    Royogourt

    3rd Appleton Creamery, ME
    Yogurt

    3rd Valley Shepherd Creamery, NJ
    Ewegurt


    QQ:
    Yogurts, Flavor Added – includes sugar, syrup,

    honey, agave, sweeteners, acai, vanilla, fruit, etc. – all milks

    1st Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY
    Sheep’s Milk Yogurt – Ginger

    2nd Bellwether Farms, CA
    Blackberry Sheep Milk Yogurt

    3rd Three Happy Cows LLC., TX
    Three Happy Cows Blueberry Drinkable Yogurt

    3rd Three Happy Cows LLC., TX
    Three Happy Cows Plain Drinkable Yogurt


    R.
    BUTTERS
    Whey Butter, Salted Butter, Sweet Butter, Cultured Butter, etc.


    RC:
    Salted Butter made from cow’s milk with or without cultures

    1st Fromagerie L’Ancêtre inc., QC
    L’Ancêtre Organic Salted Butter

    2nd Parmalat Canada Inc, ON
    Lactantia Salted Butter

    3rd Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT
    Vermont Cultured Butter – lightly salted


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

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd CROPP Cooperative/ Organic Valley, WI
    Organic European Style Cultured Butter

    2nd Parmalat Canada Inc, ON
    Lactantia Unsalted Butter

    3rd Cabot Creamery Cooperative, MA
    Cabot Unsalted Butter


    RM:
    Butter made from goat’s, sheep’s or mixed milks

    1st Meyenberg Goat Milk Products, CA
    Meyenberg European Style Goat Butter

    2nd
    No Award Given

    3rd
    No Award Given


    RF:
    Flavor added – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – all milks

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd
    No Award Given

    3rd Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties, LLC, NY
    Betta Butter Peanut Butter Chip


    S.
    CHEESE SPREADS

    Spreads produced by grinding and mixing, without the aid of heat and/or emulsifying salts, one or more natural cheeses


    SC:
    Open Category Cold Pack Style made from cow’s milk

    1st
    No Award Given

    2nd Kraft Foods, NY
    Temp Tee

    3rd Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, WI
    Blue Cheese Spread


    SG:
    Open Category Cold Pack Style made from goat’s milk, sheep’s or mixed milks

    1st No Award Given

    2nd No Award Given

    3rd Shepherds Dairy Products, UT
    Bravo Heights Whisper


    SF:
    Cold pack cheese food and cheese spreads with Flavor Added – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – all milks – maximum moisture 44%

    1st Mozzarella Company, TX
    Pecan Praline Mascarpone

    2nd Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, WI
    Raw Milk Cheddar Spread with Hatch Chile

    3rd Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, Inc., CA
    Three Peppercorn Chevre


    SA:
    Open Category made from all milks – Spreads with flavors using a base with moisture higher than 44%

    1st Kraft Foods, NY
    Garden Vegetable Spread

    2nd Kraft Foods, NY
    Spinach Artichoke Spread

    3rd Happy Days Dairies LTD., BC
    Probiotic Goat Cheese Spread 280G


    T.
    AGED SHEEP’S MILK CHEESES
    Caciotta, Romano, Manchego, Table Cheeses, etc.


    TO:
    Open Category

    1st Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    Cave Aged Marisa

    2nd Fromagerie Nouvelle France, QC
    Zacharie Cloutier

    2nd Hidden Springs Creamery, WI
    Ocooch Reserve

    3rd Lark’s Meadow Farms, ID
    Dulcinea Extra Reserve


    U.
    AGED GOAT’S MILK CHEESES
    Taupinière, Rinded Log and Pyramid Types, etc.


    UG:
    Open Category

    1st LaClare Farms Specialties LLC, WI
    Evalon

    2nd Chèvrerie du Buckland, QC
    Tomme du Maréchal

    3rd Appleton Creamery, ME
    Chevre Wrapped in Brandied Grape Leaf


    V.
    WASHED RIND CHEESES
    Cheeses with a rind or crust washed in salted brine, whey, beer, wine, other alcohol, or grape lees that exhibit an obvious, smeared or sticky rind and/or crust  – Limburger, Pont l’Evêque, Chimay, Raclette, Swiss Appenzeller or Vignerons-style, etc.


    VC:
    Open Category made from cow’s milk

    1st La fromagerie 1860 DuVillage Inc., QC
    La Tentation de Laurier

    2nd Agropur Fine Cheese, QC
    Champfleury

    3rd Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., ON
    Rose Haus

    3rd Upper Canada Cheese Company, ON
    Niagara Gold


    VG:
    Open Category made from goat’s milk

    1st Baetje Farms LLC., MO
    Fleur de la Vallee

    2nd Carr Valley Cheese Co, Inc., WI
    River Bend Goat

    3rd Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., ON
    Cape Vessey


    VS:
    Open Category made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st La Maison d’affinage Maurice Dufour, QC
    La Tomme d’Elles

    2nd Best Baa Dairy, ON
    Mouton Rouge

    2nd Hidden Springs Creamery, WI
    Ocooch

    3rd Hidden Springs Creamery, WI
    Meadow Melody


    VA:
    Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture – all milks

    1st Uplands Cheese, WI
    Pleasant Ridge Reserve

    2nd Consider Bardwell Farm, VT
    Rupert

    3rd Widmers Cheese Cellars, WI
    Washed Rind Traditional Brick