Wisconsin cheesemakers claimed a total of 31 awards at the recent 2012 World Cheese Awards competition, the largest cheese contest in the world.
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.
S08 E13 – Kyle and Jessica take on the Bayview of Milwaukee in a day of great food and cocktails.
S08 E12 – Wisconsin Foodie visits Spain with Jessica and Karen Bell to see and taste all it has to offer.
S08 E11 – We explore Organic Valley at the Kickapoo Country Fair and All Seasons Farm and watch Organic Valley turn their milk into butter.
S08 E10 – We explore the world of perch at UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science and at Wendt’s Fish Fry.
S08 E09 – We celebrate Native American culture at Indian Summer and then are treated to a traditional musky meal made with wild rice.
S08 E08 – It’s all things cheese at Cheesetopia where we check out a bunch of cheeses and then profile LaClare Farms and their amazing goat cheeses.
S08 E07 – Stoney Acres Farm hosts a pizza night with ingredients right from their farm.
S08 E06 – In this episode, we join George Bregar at Company Brewing as he makes a pale ale with fresh, locally sourced hops. Then we celebrate Oktoberfest with Deb and Dan Carey of New Glarus Brewing.
Wisconsin Foodie is organizing Cheesemaker tours this Spring/Summer and we’d like you to join us.
S08 E05 – This week we tour the driftless region and visit Driftless Organics, Viroqua Food Co-Op, and Rooted Spoon.