What’s better than a great cheese? An award-winning cheese! Good news, lots of champ cheeses are in your Co-op stores! Hertel Cheese Coordinator Emi looked at the results of two recent competitions and pulled out the winners fresh from victory lane…
American Cheese Society Competition
This year there were 1,954 entries from 259 producers in 5 countries!
Cow’s Milk/Soft Ripened Cheeses
1st Place: Harbison- Jasper Hill, Vermont
(top photo: jasperhillfarm.com)
Goat’s Milk/Soft Ripened Cheese
1st Place: Bonne Bouche- Vermont Creamery, Vermont
Cow’s Milk/Blue Veined with a Rind
1st Place: Bayley Hazen Blue, Jasper Hill Vermont
Cow’s Milk/Fromage Blanc
2nd Place: Fromage Blanc- Vermont Creamery, Vermont
Goat’s Milk/American Originals
2nd Place: Humboldt Fog- Cypress Grove, California
Fresh Mozzarella (8 oz or more)
2nd Place: BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella- BelGioioso Cheese Inc, Wisconsin
Goat’s Milk/Blue Veined with a Rind
3rd Place: Cayuga Blue- Lively Run Dairy, NY local!
New York State Fair
The Great State Fair hosted its annual Dairy Products Competition with many of our cheeses again winning awards.
Current Cheddar 1st Place: McCadam local!
Aged Cheddar 1st Place: McCadam local!
Super Aged Cheddar Award of Excellence: McCadam local!
Farmstead/Artisan Cow’s Milk/Hard Cheese Gold: East Hill Creamery local!
Fluid Milk 2nd Place: Byrne Dairy local!
Fluid Milk (Small Producer) 1st Place: Ithaca Milk local!