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