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Vermont Farms Win Big at The American Cheese Society's Annual Competition

Oct 21, 2019 11:59AM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy: Vt. Agency of Agriculture.

The American Cheese Society hosted their annual Judging & Competition event for all cheese-making farmers. For their 2019 competition, held in Virginia, Vermont took center stage, bringing home 44 ribbons.

Even better, our local Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company placed 3rd in the Clothbound Windsordale category. 

This annual competition is intended to shine a light on "American cheesemakers by showcasing their talents and work as leaders within the industry, both for their excellent cheesemaking and commitment to food safety," the American Cheese Society states

While many Vermont creameries took home second and third places, here are the farms that brought home 1st: 

• Barn First Creamery, Westfield: Malloy, 1st Place
• Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot: Cabot Founders Private Stock, 1st Place; Cabot Centennial, 1st Place; Cabot Garlic & Herb (New York) 1st Place
• Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlet: Goatlet, 1st Place with Crown Finish Caves
• Grafton Village Cheese Company, Grafton: Shepsog, 1st Place and Best of Show Finalist
• Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro: Cave Aged Cheddar, 1st Place in Category and Best of Show finalist in collaboration with Cabot Creamery Cooperative; Alpha Tolman, 1st Place, Cabot Clothbound
• Maplebrook Farm, Bennington: Whole Milk Block Feta, 1st Place
• Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morrisville: Starr, 1st Place collaboration with Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Stowe
• Parish Hill Creamery, West Westminster: Reverie, 1st Place; Kashar, 1st Place
• Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Stowe: Starr, 1st Place collaboration with Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morrisville; Spruce, 1st Place
• Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation, Reading: Tarentaise Reserve, 1st place and Best of Show Finalist
• Vermont Creamery, Websterville: Bijou, 1st Place and Best of Show Finalist; Classic Spreadable Goat Cheese, 1st Place; We Be Chivin' with Wegmans Market Affinage Program, 1st Place and Best of Show Finalist
• Vermont Shepherd, Putney: Well-Aged Invierno, 1st Place

Congratulations Vermont! 

For a full list of all Vermont winners, visit the American Cheese Society website.

Vermont cheesemakers win big at annual competition | WCAX

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