And The Winners Are….American Cheese Society hands out top cheese honors in Montreal

Congratulations to all the winners from this years’ American Cheese Society Conference. In case you missed it (like this mouse did…sadly) here is the list of winners:

 

BEST OF SHOW

Rogue Creamery, OR
Rogue River Blue

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

 

See the entire list after the jump. See you all next year in Raleigh, North Carolina!

 

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

 

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