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Meet the Cheesemaker event at the ACS Rally in Raleigh Part 1: Bring on the cheese porn!

Andy Hatch of Uplands Cheese Inc with Pleasant Ridge Reserve

The  American Cheese Society 2012 Conference is in full swing with over 1700 cheeses battling it out to be named the best of the best. While the judges tasted and tallied, we regular folks had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the talented cheesemakers. Below are just a few of the amazing cheeses represented here in Raleigh this week.

Lets start above with Wisconsin based Upland Cheese Inc.‘s  talented young cheesemaker and multiple ACS winner (including snagging two awards this year) Andy Hatch, maker of Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Rush Creek Reserve. Continue reading

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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!
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