2013 Winners

    2013 ACS JUDGING & COMPETITION RESULTS

    Madison, Wisconsin
    August 2, 2013

    The American Cheese Society (ACS) is a not-for-profit trade organization founded in 1983 to support the North American artisan and specialty cheese industry. ACS provides advocacy, education, business development, and networking opportunities for members of the cheese industry, while striving to continually raise the quality and availability of cheese in North America.

    The cheesemakers listed below represent all of the entrants in the 2013 ACS Judging
    & Competition: our largest ever, with 257 companies submitting 1,794 different products. Winners in each category are listed separately. Unlike other cheese competitions, where cheeses are only graded down for technical defects, ACS’s goal is to give positive recognition to those cheeses that are of the highest quality in their aesthetic and technical evaluation. As a result, the highest quality cheeses are those that ACS feels deserve the recognition of an award, based on a minimum number of points awarded (totaling 100 points possible) for first, second, or third place. In categories or sub-categories where the minimum number of points is not earned, no award is given.

    Our congratulations go out to all of the dedicated, passionate, creative producers who work daily to bring the traditions of North American cheese to life, to market, and to the largest ACS Judging & Competition to date.

    Best of Show

    Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT
    Winnimere

     

    2nd Place

    Grafton Village Cheese, VT
    Bear Hill

    3rd Place (Tie)

    Bleu Mont Dairy
    Bandaged Cheddar

    Bleu Mont Dairy
    Big Sky Grana

    *Download a PDF of the 2013 ACS Awards Brochure

     

    2013 ACS Judging & Competition Winners

     

    A.   FRESH UNRIPENED CHEESES

    Mascarpone, Cream Cheese, Neufchatel, Ricotta, Impastata, Quark,

    Fromage Blanc, Cottage Cheeses

    AH:   CHEESE CURDS – ALL MILKS

    1st    Springside Cheese Corp, WI

    Cheddar Cheese Curds

    2nd   Arena Cheese Inc., WI

    Cheese Curd

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

    Colored Curd

    3rd    Jisa Farmstead Cheese, NE

    New York Cheddar Curds

     

    AM:   MASCARPONE – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Arthur Schuman, Inc., WI

    Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone B (Sweeter)

    3rd    BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

    BelGioioso Mascarpone

    3rd    Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT

    Mascarpone

     

    AR:   RICOTTA – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Liuzzi Angeloni Cheese, CT

    Hand Dipped Ricotta

    2nd   BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

    BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk

    2nd   Calabro Cheese Corporation, CT

    Hand Dipped Ricotta

    3rd    Crooked Face Creamery, ME

    Whole Milk Ricotta

     

    AQ:   FROMAGE BLANC, FROMAGE FRAIS, AND QUARK –

    MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Calkins Creamery, PA

    Georgic

    2nd   Bellwether Farms, CA

    Fromage Blanc

    3rd    Alemar Cheese Company, MN

    Fromage Blanc

     

     

    AC:   OPEN CATEGORY – FRESH UNRIPENED CHEEESES –

    MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

    Gina Marie Cream Cheese

    2nd   Karoun Dairies Inc, CA

    Fresh Basket Cheese

    3rd    Cowgirl Creamery, CA

    Creme Fraiche

     

    AG:   OPEN CATEGORY – FRESH UNRIPENED CHEESES –

    MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Mackenzie Creamery, OH

    Goat Milk Ricotta

    3rd    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

    Fromage Frais

     

    AS:   OPEN CATEGORY – FRESH UNRIPENED CHEESES –

    MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED MILKS

    1st    Quality Cheese Inc., ON

    Buffalo Ricotta Bella Casara

    2nd   Catapano Dairy Farm, NY

    Creamy Sheep

    3rd    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

    Chèvre des Neiges plain

     

    B.   SOFT-RIPENED CHEESES

    White surface mold ripened cheeses (Brie, Camembert, Coulommiers, etc.)

    BB:   BRIE – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Cherry Grove Farm, NJ

    Buttercup Brie

    2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

    Brie Normandie

    3rd    Alouette Cheese USA llc, IL

    Alouette Baby Brie 13.2 oz

    3rd    Marin French Cheese Company, CA

    Traditional Brie

     

    BC:   CAMEMBERT – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

    Camembert lExtra

    2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

    Camembert Vaudreuil

     

    3rd    Kurtwood Farms, WA

    Dinah’s Cheese

     

    BT:   TRIPLE CRÈME – SOFT RIPENED/CREAM ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Old Europe Cheese, Inc., MI

    3 Kg Triple Cream Brie

    2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

    Chevalier Triple Creme

    3rd    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

    Saint-Honoré

     

    BA:   OPEN CATEGORY – SOFT-RIPENED CHEESES – MADE

    FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    MouCo Cheese Company, CO

    MouCo Ashley

    2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

    Rondoux Double Crème

    3rd    Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT

    Harbison

    3rd    Sweet Grass Dairy, GA

    Green Hill

     

    BG:   OPEN CATEGORY – SOFT-RIPENED CHEESES – MADE

    FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

    Bermuda Triangle

    2nd   Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT

    Coupole

    3rd    Upper Canada Cheese Company, ON

    NANNY NOIRE

     

    BS:   OPEN CATEGORY – SOFT-RIPENED CHEESES – MADE

    FROM SHEEP’S OR MIXED MILKS

    1st    Ancient Heritage Dairy, OR

    Valentine

    2nd   Baetje Farms LLC, MO

    Coeur du Clos

    3rd    Idyll Farms llc, MI

    Rind aged chevrotin

     

    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 – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Klondike Cheese Co., WI

    Brick

    2nd   WIDMERS CHEESE CELLARS, WI

    Washed Rind Brick Cheese

    3rd    Comstock Creamery, WI

    Wisconsin Brick

     

    CD:   DRY JACK – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

            2nd   No Award Given

    3rd    Rumiano Cheese Company, CA

    Dry Monterey Jack

     

    CJ:   MONTEREY JACK – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Cherry Grove Farm, NJ

    Lawrenceville Jack Reserve

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

    Monterey Jack

    3rd    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

    Cabot Monterey Jack

     

    CM:  BRICK MUENSTER – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   McCadam Cheese, NY

    McCadam Muenster

    3rd    Edelweiss Creamery, WI

    Muenster

     

    CY:   COLBY – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Cedar Grove Cheese, WI

    Marble Colby

    2nd   Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

    Tillamook Colby

    3rd    Arena Cheese Inc., WI

    Colby

    3rd    Saputo Specialty Cheese, WI

    Black Creek Colby

     

    CT:   TELEME – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

     

    No Entries

     

    CC:   AMERICAN ORIGINALS ORIGINAL RECIPE / OPEN

    CATEGORY – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Bleu Mont Dairy, WI

    Alpine Renegade

    2nd   Meadow Creek Dairy, VA

    Appalachian

     

    3rd    Cooperstown Cheese Company, NY

    Jersey Girl

     

    CG:   AMERICAN ORIGINALS ORIGINAL RECIPE / OPEN

    CATEGORY – MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT

    Bonne Bouche

    2nd   Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

    Humboldt Fog Grande

    3rd    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO

    A Cheese Named Sue’

     

    CS:   AMERICAN ORIGINALS ORIGINAL RECIPE / OPEN

    CATEGORY – MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED

    1st    Central Coast Creamery, CA

    Seascape

    2nd   Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

    Flagsheep

    3rd    La Moutonniere Inc., QC

    Sein D’Helene

     

    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 (GOUDA, EDAM ETC.) – ALL MILKS

    1st    Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

    Marieke Gouda Mature 6-9 month

    2nd   Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

    Marieke Gouda Premium (12-18 months)

    3rd    Oakdale Cheese & Specialties, CA

    Aged Gouda

     

    DE:   EMMENTAL-STYLE WITH EYE FORMATION (SWISS, BABY

    SWISS, BLOCKS, WHEELS) – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

    Oka lArtisan

    2nd   Emmi Roth USA, WI

    Roth Petite Swiss

    3rd    Fromages CDA Inc, QC

    Le Frère Jacques

     

    DC:   OPEN CATEGORY – AMERICAN MADE/INTERNATIONAL

    STYLE – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

     

    1st    Emmi Roth USA, WI

    Roth Grand Cru Reserve

    2nd   Cedar Grove Cheese, WI

    Willi

    3rd    Roelli Cheese Company, WI

    Little Mountain

     

    DG:   OPEN CATEGORY – AMERICAN MADE/INTERNATIONAL

    STYLE – MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

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

    Bandaged Billy

    2nd   Caromont Farm, VA

    Esmontonian

    2nd   Ruggles Hill Creamery, MA

    Alys’s Eclipse

    3rd    Fromagerie Bergeron Inc, QC

    Patte Blanche

     

    DS:   OPEN CATEGORY – AMERICAN MADE/INTERNATIONAL

    STYLE – MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED MILKS

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Ancient Heritage Dairy, OR

    Hannah

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

    Cave Aged Mellage

     

    E.   CHEDDARS

    All Cheddars – all milks (Based on age at time of Judging & Competition.)

    EA:   AGED CHEDDAR – AGED OVER 12 AND UP TO 24

    MONTHS – ALL MILKS

    1st    The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

    Deer Creek The Stag

    2nd   Kraft Foods, WI

    Cracker Barrel – Aged Reserve Cheddar

    3rd    Maple Leaf Cheese Coop., WI

    English Hollow Cheddar

     

    EC:   CHEDDAR – AGED UP TO 12 MONTHS – MADE FROM

    COW’S MILK

    1st    The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

    Deer Creek “The Fawn”

    2nd   Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, UT

    Cascade Raw

     

    3rd    Kraft Foods, WI

    Cracker Barrel – Sharp Cheddar

    3rd    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

    Tillamook Medium Cheddar

     

    EG:   CHEDDAR – AGED UP TO 12 MONTHS – MADE FROM

    GOAT’S, SHEEP’S, BUFFALO’S, OR MIXED MILK

    1st    Central Coast Creamery, CA

    Goat Cheddar

    2nd   Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

    Caprae Raw Aged Goat Cheddar

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

    Goat Cheddar

     

    EX:   MATURE CHEDDAR – AGED OVER 24 AND UP TO 48

    MONTHS – ALL MILKS

    1st    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

    Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp 3 Year Reserve

    Cheddar

    2nd   Shelburne Farms, VT

    Farmhouse 2 Year Cheddar Extra Sharp

    3rd    The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

    Deer Creek Reserve

     

    EE:   MATURE CHEDDAR – AGED OVER 48 MONTHS – ALL MILKS

    1st    The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

    Deer Creek Proprietor’s Grand Reserve

    2nd   The Artisan Cheese Exchange, WI

    Deer Creek Private Reserve

    2nd   WIDMERS CHEESE CELLARS, WI

    8 Year Aged Cheddar

    3rd    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

    Cabot Old School Cheddar

     

    EW:  CHEDDAR WRAPPED IN CLOTH, LINEN – AGED UP TO 12

    MONTHS – ALL MILKS

    1st    Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT

    Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

    2nd   Grafton Village Cheese, VT

    Vermont Clothbound Cheddar

    3rd    Avalanche Cheese Company, CO

    Avalanche Cheese Company Hand Bandaged Goat

    Cheddar

     

     

    EB:   CHEDDAR WRAPPED IN CLOTH, LINEN – AGED OVER 12

    MONTHS – ALL MILKS

    1st    Bleu Mont Dairy, WI

    Bandaged Cheddar

    2nd   Homestead Creamery, MO

    Flory’s Truckle

    3rd    Bleu Mont Dairy, WI

    “Reserve” Bandaged Cheddar 22 Month

     

    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    No Award Given

    2nd   Arthur Schuman, Inc., WI

    Montfort Gorgonzola

    3rd    Caves of Faribault, MN

    Amablu St. Petes Select Blue Cheese

     

    FG:   RINDLESS BLUE-VEINED – MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

    Chèvre in Blue

    2nd   FireFly Farms, MD

    Black & Blue

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

    Barneveld Blue

     

    FS:   RINDLESS BLUE-VEINED – MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR

     MIXED MILKS

    1st    Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY

    Ewe’s Blue

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

    EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue

    3rd    Rogue Creamery, OR

    Echo Mountain Blue

    3rd    Shepherd’s Way Farms, MN

    Big Woods Blue

     

    FK:   BLUE-VEINED WITH A RIND OR EXTERNAL COATING –

    MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Rogue Creamery, OR

    Rogue River Blue

    2nd   Rogue Creamery, OR

    Caveman Blue

     

    3rd    Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., CA

    Point Reyes Bay Blue

     

    FL:    BLUE-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    The Stone Creek Farmstead, CO

    Stone Creek Bloomy Bleu

     

    FM:   BLUE-VEINED WITH A RIND OR EXTERNAL COATING –

    MADE FROM SHEEP’S OR MIXED MILK

    1st    Pennyroyal Farm, CA

    Boonter’s Blue

    2nd   Yellow House Cheese, LLC, OH

    Yellow House Blue

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

    Virgin Pine Native Sheep Blue

     

    FE:   EXTERNAL BLUE-MOLDED CHEESES – ALL MILKS

    1st    Westfield Farm, MA

    Bluebonnet

    2nd   Westfield Farm, MA

    Classic Blue Log

    3rd    Westfield Farm, MA

    Hubbardston Blue Cow

     

    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:   HISPANIC & PORTUGUESE STYLE – RIPENED – ALL MILKS

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Emmi Roth USA, WI

    Roth GranQueso Reserve

    2nd   Nuestro Queso, LLC, IL

    Duranguense

    3rd    Emmi Roth USA, WI

    Roth GranQueso

    3rd    Emmi Roth USA, WI

    Roth GranQueso Double Aged

     

    3rd    Nuestro Queso, LLC, IL

    Para Frier

     

    GC:   HISPANIC & PORTUGUESE STYLE – FRESH UNRIPENED –

    ALL MILKS

    1st    Nuestro Queso, LLC, IL

    Fresco

    2nd   Ochoa’s Queseria, OR

    Don Froylan Queso Fresco

    3rd    Karoun Dairies Inc, CA

    Queso Del Valle Queso Fresco

     

    H.   ITALIAN TYPE CHEESES

    Excluded: Mascarpone and Ricotta

    HP:   PASTA FILATA TYPES (PROVOLONE, CACIOCAVALLO) – ALL

    MILKS

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Silvery Moon Creamery, ME

    Provolone

    3rd    Loveras Market, OK

    Standard Market Cave-Aged Batista

     

    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    Bleu Mont Dairy, WI

    Big Sky Grana

    2nd   Sartori Company, WI

    Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Asiago

    3rd    Sartori Company, WI

    Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Fontina

     

    HM:  MOZZARELLA TYPES (BRICK, SCAMORZA, STRING

    CHEESE) – ALL MILKS

    1st    Loveras Market, OK

    Braided Caciocavera

    2nd   Cesar’s Cheese, WI

    Oaxaca String Cheese

    3rd    Lactalis American Group, NY

    Part Skim High Moisture Mozzarella

     

    HY:   FRESH MOZZARELLA – 8 OZ. OR MORE (BALLS OR

    SHAPES) – ALL MILKS

    1st    Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., CA

    Point Reyes Fresh Mozzarella

     

    2nd   Quality Cheese Inc., ON

    Bella Casara Fior de Latte

    3rd    Quality Cheese Inc., ON

    Fresh Mozzarella Zerto

     

    HZ:   FRESH MOZZARELLA – UNDER 8 OZ. (OVALINI,

    BOCCONCINI, CILIEGINE SIZES) – ALL MILKS

    1st    Liuzzi Angeloni Cheese, CT

    Ovoline

    2nd   Formaggio Italian Cheese, NY

    Fresh Mozzarella Bocconcini

    3rd    Lactalis American Group, CA

    Galbani 4oz ball water pack

    3rd    Miceli Dairy Products, OH

    Ovoline

     

    HB:   BURRATA – FRESH MOZZARELLA ENCASING A DISTINCTLY

    SEPARATE, SOFTER CURD AND CREAM, OR OTHER SOFT

    CHEESE, CORE – ALL MILKS

    1st    No Award Given

            2nd   BelGioioso Cheese Inc., WI

    BelGioioso Burrata

    3rd    Liuzzi Angeloni Cheese, CT

    Burrata

    3rd    MAPLEBROOK FARM, VT

    Burratini

     

    I.    FETA CHEESES

    IC:    FETA – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Belfiore Cheese Company, CA

    Belfiore Mediterranean Style Feta in Brine 12 Ounce

    3rd    Nasonville Dairy, WI

    Feta

     

    IG:    FETA – MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, TX

    Feta

    2nd   Quail Run Creamery, OR

    Little Goat Feta

    3rd    Three Graces Dairy, LLC, NC

    Goat Feta

     

    IS:    FETA – MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED MILKS

     

    1st    No Award Given

     

    2nd   La Moutonniere Inc., QC

    Feta

    3rd    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

    Farmstead Feta

     

    J.   LOW FAT / LOW SALT CHEESES

    JL:    FAT FREE AND LOW FAT CHEESES

    1st    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

    Cabot 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar

    2nd   Fromagerie Le Détour, QC

    La Dame du Lac

    3rd    Klondike Cheese Co., WI

    Low Fat Feta

     

    JR:   LIGHT/LITE AND REDUCED FAT CHEESES

    1st    Fromages CDA Inc, QC

    L’Empereur Léger

    2nd   Klondike Cheese Co., WI

    Reduced Fat Feta

    3rd    Emmi Roth USA, WI

    Roth Reduced Fat Havarti

     

    K.   FLAVORED CHEESES

    Cheeses with flavor added

    KA:   FRESH UNRIPENED CHEESE WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL

    MILKS

    1st    Face Rock Creamery, OR

    Vampire Slayer Curds

    2nd   Clock Shadow Creamery, WI

    Cheddar Curd with Cajun Spice

    2nd   Rising Sun Farms, OR

    Mild Curry Cheese Torta

    3rd    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

    Chèvre des Neiges Fig and Orange

     

    KB:   SOFT-RIPENED WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Marin French Cheese Company, CA

    Truffle Brie

    2nd   Belmont – Lactalis American Group. Inc, WI

    Brie 3 kg herb

     

    3rd    Old Europe Cheese, Inc., MI

    3 Kg Brie with Herbs

     

    KD:   INTERNATIONAL-STYLE WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Holland’s Family Cheese, WI

    Marieke Gouda Cumin

    2nd   Fromagerie Bergeron Inc, QC

    Le Coureur des bois

    3rd    Brunkow Cheese, WI

    Fire Roasted Hatch Chile Baked Cheese

     

    KE:   CHEDDAR WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

    Cabot Tuscan Cheddar

    2nd   Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

    Marco Polo Reserve

    3rd    Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, VT

    AleHouse Cheddar

     

    KF:   FARMSTEAD CHEESE WITH FLAVOR ADDED (MUST

    CONFORM TO ALL GUIDELINES IN CATEGORY M) – ALL

    1st    Ruggles Hill Creamery, MA

    Claire’s Mandell Hill

    2nd   Willamette Valley Cheese, OR

    Cumin Gouda

    3rd    Coach Farm, NY

    Coach Farm Aged Green Peppercorn Brick

     

    KG:   HISPANIC-STYLE WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Ochoa’s Queseria, OR

    Don Froylan Queso Botanero Cilantro & Jalapeno

    2nd   Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, UT

    Queso Fresco Verde

    3rd    Nuestro Queso, LLC, IL

    Enchilado

     

    KH:   HAVARTI WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Agropur Fine Cheeses, QC

    Havarti Jalapeno

    2nd   Ludwig Farmstead Creamery, IL

    Jake’s Wheel Friesian Fields

    3rd    Emmi Roth USA, WI

    Roth Dill Havarti

     

     

    KI:    FETA WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Klondike Cheese Co., WI

    Mediterranean Herb Feta

    3rd    Klondike Cheese Co., WI

    Peppercorn Feta

     

    KJ:   REDUCED FAT CHEESE WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

    Cabot Jalapeno 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar

    2nd   Woolwich Dairy, ON

    Woolwich Dairy Fresh Chèvre – Big Kick Herb & Garlic

    3rd    Coach Farm, NY

    Coach Farm Reduced Fat Fresh Goat Cheese with

    Pepper

     

    KM:  MONTEREY JACK WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, UT

    Wasatch Back Jack

    2nd   Cherry Valley Dairy, WA

    Carrot-Nasturtium Reserve

    2nd   Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO

    Haystack Mountain Green Chile Jack

    2nd   Saputo Specialty Cheese, WI

    Great Midwest Three Alarm Jack

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

    Hot Pepper Jack

    3rd    Meister Cheese Company, WI

    Morel

     

    KN:   FRESH GOAT CHEESE WITH FLAVOR ADDED – 100%

    GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Baetje Farms LLC, MO

    Coeur de la Créme – Herb de Provence

    2nd   Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

    Purple Haze

    3rd    Baetje Farms LLC, MO

    Coeur de la Créme – Garlic and Chive

    3rd    Westfield Farm, MA

    Wasabi Capri

     

    KO:   FRESH SHEEP CHEESE WITH FLAVOR ADDED – 100%

    SHEEP’S MILK

     

    1st    Bellwether Farms, CA

    Pepato

    2nd   Green Dirt Farm, LLC, MO

    Fresh Rosemary

    3rd    Green Dirt Farm, LLC, MO

    Fresh Garlic & Peppercorn

     

    KQ:   YOGURT AND CULTURED PRODUCTS WITH FLAVOR ADDED

    - ALL MILKS

    1st    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

    Tillamook Light Fat Free Marionberry Yogurt

    2nd   Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

    Cabot Vanilla Bean Greek Style Yogurt

    3rd    Traders Point Creamery, IN

    Wildberry Yogurt

     

    KR:   BUTTER WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, VT

    Cultured Butter blended with Sea Salt and Maple

    2nd   Gold Creek Farms, UT

    Salted Black Italian Truffle Butter

    3rd    Cricket Creek Farm, MA

    Cricket Creek Butter with Garlic

     

    KS:   COLD PACK CHEESE AND SPREADS WITH FLAVOR

    ADDED – ALL MILKS

    1st    Mighty Fine Food, WI

    Martha’s Pimento Cheese

    2nd   Mighty Fine Food, WI

    Martha’s Pimento Cheese with Jalapeños

    3rd    Franklin Foods, VT

    Green Mountain Farms Garlic

     

    KC:   OPEN CATEGORY – CHEESES WITH FLAVOR ADDED – ALL

    MILKS AND MIXED MILKS

    1st    Heartland Creamery, MO

    Fine Herb Meunster

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

    Chipotle Bread Cheese

    3rd    Sartori Company, WI

    Sartori Reserve Espresso BellaVitano

     

    L.   SMOKED CHEESES

     

    LM:   SMOKED ITALIAN STYLES (MOZZARELLA, SCAMORZA,

    BOCCONCINI, OVALINI, ETC.) – ALL MILKS

    1st    Gold Creek Farms, UT

    Smoked Parmesan

    2nd   Liuzzi Angeloni Cheese, CT

    Smoke Fresh Mozzarella

    3rd    Karoun Dairies Inc, CA

    Karoun Smoked Braided String Cheese

     

    LD:   SMOKED CHEDDARS – ALL MILKS

    1st    Gold Creek Farms, UT

    Smoked Cheddar

    2nd   COWS CREAMERY, PE

    COWS CREAMERY Applewood Smoked Cheddar

    3rd    Pineland Farms Creamery, ME

    Smoked Cheddar

     

    LC:   OPEN CATEGORY – SMOKED CHEESES – MADE FROM

    COW’S MILK

    1st    Fair Oaks Farms, WI

    Smoked Sweet Swiss

    2nd   Rogue Creamery, OR

    Smokey Blue

    3rd    Fair Oaks Farms, WI

    Smoked Gouda

     

    LG:   OPEN CATEGORY – SMOKED CHEESES – MADE FROM

    GOAT’S MILK, SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED MILKS

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Boston Post Dairy, LLC, VT

    Smoking Goud

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

    Airco

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

    Smoked Ba Ba Blue

    3rd    Westfield Farm, MA

    Smoked Capri

     

    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 – FARMSTEAD CHEESES – SOFT – ALL

    MILKS; AGED UP TO 60 DAYS – OVER 50% MOISTURE

     

    1st    Coach Farm, NY

    Coach Farm Triple Cream

    2nd   Arethusa Farm Dairy, CT

    Camembert

    3rd    Sequatchie Cove Creamery, TN

    Dancing Fern

     

    MC:  OPEN CATEGORY – FARMSTEAD CHEESES – SEMISOFT –

    MADE FROM COW’S MILK; AGED OVER 60 DAYS –

    BETWEEN 39 AND 50% MOISTURE

    1st    Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT

    Winnimere

    2nd   Cellars at Jasper Hill, NH

    Landaff from Landaff Creamery

    2nd   Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., CA

    San Geronimo

    3rd    Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese, OH

    Charloe

     

    ME:   OPEN CATEGORY – FARMSTEAD CHEESES – HARD –

    MADE FROM COW’S MILK; AGED OVER 60 DAYS – LESS

    THAN 39% MOISTURE

    1st    Farms For City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook

    Farm, VT

    Tarentaise

    2nd   P A Bowen Farmstead, MD

    Chesapeake Cheddar

    3rd    Robinson Farm, MA

    Prescott

     

    MG:  OPEN CATEGORY – FARMSTEAD CHEESES – AGED OVER

    60 DAYS – MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Boston Post Dairy, LLC, VT

    Très Bonne

    3rd    Bonnie Blue Farm, TN

    Bonnie Blue Farm Tanasi Tomme

    3rd    York Hill Farm, ME

    Capriano

    MS:   Open Category – Farmstead Cheeses – Aged over

    60 days – made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Meadowood Farms, NY

    Lorenzo

    3rd    Everona Dairy, VA

    Williamsburg

     

    3rd    North Bay Curds and Whey, CA

    Buffalo Project #2

     

    N.   GOAT’S MILK CHEESES

    Open to all shapes and styles of goat’s milk cheeses based on age at time

    of Judging & Competition

    NO:   FRESH RINDLESS GOAT’S MILK CHEESE AGED 0 TO 30

    DAYS (BLACK ASH COATING PERMITTED)

    1st    Cypress Grove Chevre, CA

    Ms. Natural

    2nd   Westfield Farm, MA

    Plain Capri

    3rd    Briar Rose Creamery, OR

    Classic Chevre

    3rd    Finica Food Specialties, ON

    Celebrity International Goat Cheese Original

    3rd    Goat Lady Dairy, NC

    Plain Spreadable Goat Cheese

     

    NS:   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    Laura Chenel’s Chevre, CA

    Laura Chenel’s Chevre Crottin

    2nd   Baetje Farms LLC, MO

    Bloomsdale

    3rd    Pure Luck Farm and Dairy, TX

    Basket-Molded Chevre

     

    NT:   GOAT’S MILK CHEESE AGED 31 TO 60 DAYS

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Rivers Edge Chevre LLC, OR

    Rivers Edge Chevre Beltane

    3rd    Avalanche Cheese Company, CO

    Avalanche Cheese Company Lamborn Bloomer

    3rd    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

    Mini Bucheron

     

    NU:   GOAT’S MILK CHEESE AGED OVER 60 DAYS

    1st    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO

    Haystack Mountain Queso De Mano

    2nd   Sartori Company, WI

    Sartori Limited Edition Extra-Aged Goat

     

    3rd    LaClare Farms Specialties, LLC, WI

    Evalon

     

    O.   SHEEP’S MILK CHEESES

    Open to all shapes and styles of sheep’s milk cheeses based on age at time

    of Judging & Competition

    OO:   FRESH RINDLESS SHEEP’S MILK CHEESE AGED 0 TO 30

    DAYS

    1st    Green Dirt Farm, LLC, MO

    Fresh Plain

    2nd   Many Fold Farm, GA

    Brebis

    3rd    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

    Driftless Natural

     

    OT:   SHEEP’S MILK CHEESE AGED 31 TO 60 DAYS

    1st    Green Dirt Farm, LLC, MO

    Dirt Lover

    2nd   Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY

    Kinderhook Creek

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

    Fresh Marisa

     

    OU:   SHEEP’S MILK CHEESE AGED OVER 60 DAYS

    1st    Finica Food Specialties, ON

    Tania

    2nd   Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

    Ocooch Mountain Reserve

    2nd   Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

    Timber Coulee Reserve

    3rd    Fromagerie Nouvelle France, QC

    Zacharie Cloutier

     

    P.   MARINATED CHEESES

    Entries include cheeses marinated in oil, vinegar, wine, spirits and liqueur,

    etc., including additional ingredients

    PC:   OPEN CATEGORY – CHEESES MARINATED IN LIQUIDS

    AND INGREDIENTS – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Lactalis American Group, CA

    Mozzarella Fresca marinated medallion

    2nd   Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, WA

    Yule Kase

     

    2nd   Lactalis American Group, CA

    Galbani 1/3oz marinated ball

    3rd    Sartori Company, WI

    Sartori Limited Edition Cannella BellaVitano

     

    PG:   OPEN CATEGORY – CHEESES MARINATED IN LIQUIDS

    AND INGREDIENTS – MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Laura Chenel’s Chevre, CA

    Laura Chenel’s Chevre Cabecou

    2nd   Capriole, IN

    O’Banon

    3rd    Baetje Farms LLC, MO

    Marinated Feta

     

    PS:   OPEN CATEGORY – CHEESES MARINATED IN LIQUIDS

    AND INGREDIENTS – MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED MILK

    1st    Grafton Village Cheese, VT

    Apple Pie Eweden

    2nd   Everona Dairy, VA

    Pride of Bacchus

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

    Canaria

     

    Q.   CULTURED MILK PRODUCTS

    Limited to Yogurt, Crème Fraiche, Kefir, Labne, etc.

    QC:   CULTURED PRODUCTS – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

    Tillamook Premium Sour Cream

    2nd   Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

    Tillamook’s Natural Sour Cream

    3rd    Arethusa Farm Dairy, CT

    Sour Cream

     

    QG:   CULTURED PRODUCTS – MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Redwood Hill Farm, CA

    Redwood Hill Farm Plain Kefir

     

    2nd   No Award Given

     

    3rd    No Award Given

     

     

    QS:   CULTURED PRODUCTS – MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED MILK

                       No Entries

     

     

     

    QF:   CRÈME FRAICHE PRODUCTS – MADE FROM COW’S MILK

            1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Bellwether Farms, CA

    Crème Fraiche

    3rd    Alouette Cheese USA llc, PA

    Alouette Creme Fraiche

     

    QY:   YOGURTS – PLAIN WITH NO ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS –

    MADE FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Karoun Dairies Inc, CA

    Karoun Yogurt

    2nd   Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

    Heroes Greek Yogurt

    3rd    Beurrerie du Patrimoine, QC

    Plain Yogourt from Cow

     

    QD:   YOGURTS – PLAIN WITH NO ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS –

    MADE FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    Montchevre-Betin, Inc., WI

    Goat Milk Yogurt Plain

    2nd   Coach Farm, NY

    Coach Farm Goat’s Milk Yogurt, Plain

    2nd   Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

    Capretta Greek Yogurt

    3rd    Sierra Nevada Cheese Company, CA

    Capretta Rich & Creamy Goat Yogurt

     

    QE:   YOGURTS – PLAIN WITH NO ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS –

    MADE FROM SHEEP’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Green Dirt Farm, LLC, MO

    Grass Fed Sheep’s Milk Yogurt

    3rd    Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY

    Plain Yogurt

     

    R.   BUTTERS

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

    RC:   SALTED BUTTER WITH OR WITHOUT CULTURES – MADE

    FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Tillamook County Creamery Association, OR

    Tillamook Salted Sweet Cream Butter

    3rd    CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, WI

    Organic Salted Butter

     

    RO:   UNSALTED BUTTER WITH OR WITHOUT CULTURES – MADE

    FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    West Point Dairy Products LLC, NE

    Wuthrich European Style Unsalted Butter

    2nd   Cabot Creamery Cooperative, VT

    Cabot 83 Butter

     

    3rd    Rumiano Cheese Company, CA

    Rumiano Unsalted Butter

     

    RM:  BUTTER WITH OR WITHOUT CULTURES – MADE FROM

    GOAT’S, SHEEP’S OR MIXED MILKS

    1st    La Moutonniere Inc., QC

    Ewes Butter

    2nd   Mt. Sterling Cheese Co-op, WI

    Whey Cream Butter

    3rd    Nordic Creamery, WI

    Goat Butter

    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 – ALL MILKS

    1st    Pineland Farms Creamery, ME

    Cheddar Cheese spread

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

    Sharp Cheddar Spread

    3rd    Pine River Pre-Pack, Inc, WI

    Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food

    T.   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, Schloss, Raclette, Swiss

    Appenzeller or Vignerons-style, etc.

    TA:   WASHED RIND CHEESES AGED MORE THAN 90 DAYS

    WITH UP TO 44% MOISTURE – ALL MILKS

    1st    Boston Post Dairy, LLC, VT

    Eleven Brothers

    2nd   Consider Bardwell Farm, VT

    Rupert

    3rd    Uplands Cheese, WI

    Pleasant Ridge Reserve

     

    TC:   OPEN CATEGORY – WASHED RIND CHEESES – MADE

    FROM COW’S MILK

    1st    Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT

    Willoughby

    2nd   La Fromagerie 1860 DuVillage inc., QC

    Vacherin

     

    3rd    La Maison Alexis de Portneuf Inc, QC

    Le Reflet de Portneuf

    3rd    Meadow Creek Dairy, VA

    Grayson

     

    TG:   OPEN CATEGORY – WASHED RIND CHEESES – MADE

    FROM GOAT’S MILK

    1st    No Award Given

    2nd   Fromagerie Le Détour, QC

    Sentinelle

    3rd    Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy, CO

    Haystack Mountain Red Cloud

     

    TS:   OPEN CATEGORY – WASHED RIND CHEESES – MADE

    FROM SHEEP’S MILK OR MIXED MILKS

    1st    Grafton Village Cheese, VT

    Bear Hill

    2nd   Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

    Ocooch Mountain

    3rd    Hidden Springs Creamery, WI

    Meadow Melody