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Awards

Vermont Cheesemakers Win Big at
2014 World Championship Cheese Contest

Cabot Creamery, Cellars at Jasper Hill and Grafton Village Cheese Company Win Top Awards


acs2013 American Cheese Society Awards

The American Cheese Society announced the winning cheeses for 2013 at its 30th annual conference and competition, held this year in Madison, Wisconsin.  Eleven Vermont cheesemakers were awarded 30 ribbons at the largest competition for specialty and artisanal cheeses from North America. Click here for the complete list of awards.
 
Two Vermont cheeses earned special recognition in the final round of judging, where all blue-ribbon winners are evaluated head-to-head for Best of Show honors. 

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The Cellars at Jasper Hill took Best of Show for Winnimere

 

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2nd Place went to Grafton Village Cheese Company for Bear Hill

 

 

Vermont cheeses earned 30 ribbons at the competition, including 11 first place and the top two overall awards. Awards went to:

Boston Post Dairy (3)
Cabot Creamery Cooperative (7)
The Cellars at Jasper Hill (6)
Grafton Village Cheese Company (4)
Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery (4)
Consider Bardwell Farm
Farms for City Kids/Spring Brook Farm
Franklin Foods
Maplebrook Farm
Shelburne Farms
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co.

Find out more about the American Cheese Society. And for the inside story on what next year's conference has to offer... just say Dilleggio!

 

US Championship Cheese Contest, Vermont Winners

Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids
Tarentaise ~ First Runner-Up US Champion Cheese & Best of Class
Reading ~ Best of Class

Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Cheddar 1-2 Year ~ Second
Jalapeno 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar ~ Second
Chipotle Cheddar ~ Third

Cellars at Jasper Hill
Willoughby ~
Best of Class
Bayley Hazen ~ Second
Moses Sleeper ~ Second
Winnimere ~ Second

Consider Bardwell Farm
Rupert ~ Third
Dorset ~ Third

Franklin Foods
Green Mountain Farms Tzatziki Savory Yogurt Dips
~ Best of Class

Grafton Village Cheese Co
VT Clothbound Cheddar ~ Third
Bear Hill ~ Second
Shepsog ~ Third

Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery  
Fresh Crottin ~ Best of Class
Cremont ~ Best of Class
Bijou ~ Second
Feta ~ Second

Vermont Farmstead Cheese
 Brickhaus Tilsit
~ Second

Congratulations!

 

2012

World Champion Cheese Festival, Vermont Winners

Cabot Creamery Cooperative & Cellars at Jasper Hill
 Cabot Clothbound Cheddar ~ Silver

Cellars at Jasper Hill
Harbison
~ Super Gold
Alpha Tolman
~ Super Gold
Winnimere ~ Gold

Grafton Village Cheese Co
VT Clothbound Cheddar ~ Gold
Naked Cheddar ~ Gold
Bismark ~ Gold
Barndance ~ Super Gold
Shepsog ~ Bronze

Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids
Tarentaise ~ Gold

Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery  
Bijou ~ Silver
Cremont ~ Bronze

Congratulations!


The Scovie Awards
are given in Albuquerque, NM, and feature all foods hot, spicy and zesty.
Congratulations Cabot!

1st place:  Cabot Horseradish Cheddar
1st place:  Cabot Spicy Buffalo Cheddar
2nd place:  Cabot Tuscan Cheddar

2nd place:  Cabot Habanero Cheddar


 

Eastern States Exposition 2012 Cheese Competitionbige

Congratulations to
Grafton Village Cheese Company

Best of Show ~ Naked Cheddar

 

Thirteen VCC Cheesemakers took home 51 awards!

Boston Post Dairy LLC
Cabot Creamery
Cabot Creamery & Cellars at Jasper Hill
Cellars at Jasper Hill
Cellars at Jasper Hill & Landaff Creamery
Grafton Village Cheese Company
Maplebrook Farm
Plymouth Artisan Cheese
Scholten Family Farm & Cellars at Jasper Hill
Shelburne Farms
Vermont Butter & Cheese Company
Vermont Farmstead Cheese
Willow Moon Farm

Complete Award Listings including Categories here.

 

2012 acs

2012 American Cheese Society Awards

34 judges took on the monumental task of evaluating 1,711 cheeses and dairy products on both technical and aesthetic criteria to determine this year’s winners, and...

Twelve VCC members took home 30 ribbons!

Boston Post Dairy
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Cellars at Jasper Hill
Consider Bardwell Farm
Franklin Foods
Grafton Village Cheese Co
Maplebrook Farm
Plymouth Artisan Cheese
Scholten Family Farm
Thistle Hill Farm
Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company

 

 

2011
World Championship Cheese Contest

Congratulations!

Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery  
Fresh Crottin ~ Best of Class
Feta ~ Second

Franklin Foods
Green Mountain Farms Garlic & Herb Spreadable Cheese ~ Second
Green Mountain Farms Salsa Cream Cheese ~ Third

Cellars at Jasper Hill
Harbison ~ Best of Class

Cellars at Jasper Hill & Landaff Creamery
Landaff ~ Third

Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Aged Cheddar, Vermont 2+ Year ~ Best of Class
Aged Cheddar, Vermont 2+ Year ~ Third
Vermont Style Cottage Cheese ~
Third
50% Reduced Fat Cheddar ~
Third

 

 

2011

World Champion Cheese Festival

Vermont Winners

 

 

 

Cabot Creamery Cooperative & Cellars at Jasper Hill
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar ~ Bronze

Cellars at Jasper Hill
Harbison
~ Gold
Moses Sleeper
~ Silver

Grafton Village Cheese Co
Cave Aged Clothbound Cheddar ~ Gold  Truffled Bismark ~ Bronze
Barndance ~ Bronze
Shepsog ~ Bronze

Scholten Family Farm & Cellars at Jasper Hill Weybridge ~ Bronze

Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids
Tarentaise ~ Super Gold
Reading ~ Silver

Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery  
Bonne Bouche ~ Gold
Mascarpone ~ Gold
Coupole ~ Silver
Vermont Creamy Goat Cheese with Roasted Red Peppers ~ Bronze

Willow Hill Butternut ~ Gold


2011 LA County Awards

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co
Gold - Alehouse Cheddar
Gold - Brickhaus Tilsit
Gold - WindsorDale


Congratulations 2011 American Cheese Society Winners!

With a record-setting 258 producers from the United States, Canada and Mexico, an international panel of 34 judges took on the monumental task of evaluating 1,676 cheeses and dairy products on both technical and aesthetic criteria to determine this year’s winners.

Twelve VCC members took home 26 ribbons!

Bonnieview Farm
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Consider Bardwell Farm
Farms For City Kids Foundation
Franklin Foods
Grafton Village Cheese
Mt. Mansfield Creamery
Maplebrook Farm
Neighborly Farms of Vermont
Thistle Hill Farm
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery
Willow Moon Farm

Complete Vermont Award Listings including Categories here.


Eastern States Exposition 2011 Cheese Competition

Congratulations to
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery

Best of Show ~ Bonne Bouche

 

Twelve VCC Cheesemakers took home 30 awards!

Blythedale Farm
Boston Post Dairy LLC
Cabot Creamery
Cellars at Jasper Hill
Consider Bardwell Farm
Grafton Village Cheese Company
Maplebrook Farm
Mt. Mansfield Creamery
Shelburne Farms
Vermont Butter & Cheese Company
Vermont Farmstead Cheese
West River Creamery

Complete Vermont Award Listings including Categories here.


2011 World Dairy Expo Vermont Winners

Vermont Farmstead Cheese
2nd Prize - Alehouse Cheddar
2nd Prize -  Brickhaus Tilsit

Franklin Foods
1st Place -  Green Mtn. Farms- Blue & Chive
2nd Place - Green Mtn. Farms- Salsa Cream Cheese
3rd Place - Green Mtn. Farms- Garlic & Herb
 
Cabot Creamery Coop
2nd Prize - Cabot Greek Style Yogurt- Vanilla Bean  
2nd Prize -  Cabot No Fat Cottage Cheese


2010 World Champion Cheese Festival, Vermont Winners


Spring Brook Farm ~ Tarentaise ~ Best USA Cheese and Super Gold

Consider Bardwell Farm ~ Manchester ~ Gold

~ Pawlet ~ Silver

~ Dorset ~ Silver

Cabot Creamery Cooperative ~ Private Stock Cheddar ~ Silver

Grafton Village Cheese Co ~ Cave Aged Clothbound Cheddar ~ Bronze

Willow Hill~ Butternut ~ Bronze

Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery

~ Vermont Creamy Goat Cheese with Roasted Red Peppers ~ Bronze

~ Vermont Quark ~ Bronze


Eastern States Exposition 2010 Cheese Competition




 12 Vermont cheesemakers took home 28 ribbons from this year's Eastern States Exposition Cheese Competition.   25 producers submitted over 89 cheeses for evaluation.  Vermont cheesemakers received 28 of the 56 medals awarded, including "Best of Show" which went to Cobb Hill Cheese's Ascutney Mountain!
 
   
 
 
 
"Best of Show"
&

Gold Medal for Swiss Style!

Ascutney Mountain Cheese, an Alpine Swiss by Cobb Hill Cheese of Hartland, Vermont, was judged Best in Show at The Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition held at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass.



 
Gold Medals


Cheddar
~ Cabot Clothbound ~

Swiss Style
 ~ Ascutney Mountain ~

Washed Rind
~ Tarentaise ~

Feta
~ Feta ~
Maplebrook Farm

Mold Ripened
~ Coupole ~ 
 
 
Silver Medals

Cabot Creamery Cooperative ~ Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar 
The Cellars at Jasper Hill with Landaff Creamery ~ Landaff


Bronze Medals


Maplebrook Farm ~ Ricotta and Handmade Mozzarella
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery ~ Bonne Bouche, Fresh Goat Cheese , Creamy Goat Cheese, and Creamy Goat Cheese w/ Olives & Herbs
 Dancing Cow Farm ~ Lindy Hop 
Neighborly Farms of Vermont ~ Colby, Monterey Jack, and Chipotle Cheddar    
Grafton Village Cheese Company ~ Cave Aged Cheddar, Double Bag Mustard Cheddar, Horseradish Cheddar, and Maple Smoke Cheddar.
Boston Post Dairy ~ Onion/Dill Chevre



Vermont Enjoys Another Banner Year at American Cheese Society Competition!

results
Thirteen Vermont cheesemakers were awarded 36 total ribbons at the 27th annual American Cheese Society (ACS) conference and competition for specialty and artisanal cheeses from North America. 225 producers from 34 states, Canada and Mexico submitted 1,462 cheeses for evaluation on both technical and aesthetic criteria.

Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery’s Bonne Bouche, earned 2nd place in “Best of Show”.

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acslogoSpring Brook Farm Tarentaise from Farms For City Kids Foundation earned 3rd place in “Best of Show”.

Vermont Winners:
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
The Cellars at Jasper Hill with Ploughgate Creamery
The Cellars at Jasper Hill with Cabot Creamery
Consider Bardwell Farm
Farms for City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook Farm
Franklin Foods
Grafton Village Cheese Company
Maplebrook Farm
Neighborly Farms of Vermont
Shelburne Farm
Thistle Hill Farm
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery
West River Creamery
Woodcock Farm Cheese Company

Complete Award Listings including Categories here.


Congratulations to the Winners from the
2009 World Cheese Awards:


Gold - Vermont Butter & Cheese - Crème Fraiche

Silver - Cellars at Jasper Hill - Cabot Clothbound

Silver - Cabot Creamery - Vintage Choice Cheddar

Bronze - Willow Hill Farm - Vaquero Blue

Bronze - Grafton Village Cheese - Classic Reserve Cheddar

Bronze - Cabot Creamery - Old School (5 Yr)


Neighborly Farms Wins Big at Big E

The second annual Gold Medal Cheese Competition was held at the Big E in Springfield, MA. Randolph left cheese makers from Neighborly Farms were somewhat shocked to discover that not only had their Organic Raw Milk Clothbound Cheddar taken the Gold medal in the cheddar category, but it also was awarded Best in Show. Read more...





Vermont Cheesemakers Win Big At the
American Cheese Society Competition

Vermont Cheesemakers once again shined at the American Cheese Society annual meeting bringing home 32 ribbons and Third Place for Best of Show from the Austin, Texas competition held on August 7, 2009.  There were 1,327 entries in the cheese competition and to achieve a blue ribbon in this competition is a great honor and a marketing bonanza. Vermont cheeses and butters garnered 13 blue ribbons, 12 red ribbons and 7 white ribbons. Consider Bardwell Farm in Pawlet, Vermont was awarded Third Place for Best of Show, for their Rupert washed rind cheese.

Vermont received more blue ribbons than ever this year! The state was shy of most overall ribbons, but received the most 1st place ribbons. Vermont was almost perfectly honored: ribbons were earned by 15 of the 17 companies who had product in the competition. See the results of how Vermont Cheesemakers did in the competition.

Vermont was also represented with a judge for this competition. There were 28 judges, 14 for aesthetics and 14 for technical merit of the cheeses and butter. Marc Druart was a technical judge from the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheese located at the University of Vermont.

See the entire results of the competition at the American Cheese Society web site.

If you are interested in how Vermont has placed in the past check out the following chart that shows Vermont’s successes over the past nine years.


North American Regional Jersey Cheese Awards

We have some winners!
The North American Regional Jersey Cheese Awards were open to cheeses and butters made in Canada and the United States from 100% Jersey milk. See the list of Vermont winners.


Vermont Cheese Council Members Shine at
American Cheese Society Competition
8/8/08 more

 
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