MADISON, Wis. (Dec. 10, 2012) - Wisconsin cheesemakers claimed a total of 31 awards at the recent 2012 World Cheese Awards competition, the largest cheese contest in the world. The total represents more than those awarded to any other U.S. state. This year, more than 2,700 cheeses from 30 countries were entered.
The highest award to a Wisconsin company, a “Super Gold,” went to Sartori Cheese for its Limited Edition Cognac BellaVitano®. Other Wisconsin awards include 4 Gold, 12 Silver and 14 Bronze. The Wisconsin Gold winners are Holland’s Family Cheese for Marieke® Aged Gouda, Sartori for Reserve SarVecchio® and Carr Valley Cheese for Billy Blue and Cave Aged Marisa. Other Wisconsin companies that earned awards include Emmi Roth USA, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars, Lactalis USA, DCI Cheese Co., the Artisan Cheese Exchange and Kraft Cracker Barrel. The entire Wisconsin winners’ breakdown can be found at Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board’s website, www.eatwisconsincheese.com.
The World Cheese Champion winner went to a Spanish cheese, Manchego DO-Gran Reserve made by Dehesa de los Llanos S.L. The contest was held in Birmingham, U.K., in conjunction with the BBC Good Food Show from Nov. 28-Dec. 2.
Wisconsin’s grande dame of goat cheese, Anne Topham, retired this spring after nearly 30 years of making French-style fresh chèvre and handcrafted aged goat cheeses for the market.
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Out of 1,698 wines from 13 countries, the Prairie du Sac winery’s Dry Riesling was named Wine of the Year, Best of Show White and Best of Class Riesling at the 30th annual San Diego International Wine Competition (SDIWC), held March 16 and 17 in San Diego, CA.
Myrica Von Haselberg of Horno Magico shares a very simple, versatile way to make tofu. You see, tofu wants to be delicious, and you want it to be delicious, so we are all on the same team.
It’s a long way from Russian language and literature to the world of artisan cheese and sausage that help distinguish Milwaukee’s food scene.
If Wisconsin were a country, it would be a superpower. At least in cheese. America’s Dairyland outproduces all but three nations, racking up international awards along the way.
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