2013 Judging & Competition Winners Announced

11 years ago Jasmine Romero 1 Minute(s) to read

Madison, Wis. (Aug. 2, 2013) — Winnimere from Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont was named “Best of Show”
among 1,794 entries at the American Cheese Society’s (ACS) 2013 Judging & Competition. The results were
announced in a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2 at the 30th Anniversary ACS Conference in Madison, Wis.
Grafton Village Cheese, also in Vermont was awarded 2nd place overall for Bear Hill. Bleu Mont Dairy in
Wisconsin tied itself for 3rd place overall for their Bandaged Cheddar and Big Sky Grana.

Mateo Kehler of Cellars at Jasper Hill says of the Best of
Show win, “Winnimere represents the soul of our business,
and the award is recognition for the hard work of so many

The 2013 ACS Judging & Competition was record-setting,
with the largest number of entries in ACS history: 257
companies entered 1,794 different products. Entering
companies represented 34 U.S. states and 4 Canadian
provinces, along with Mexico and Colombia. 315 ribbons
were awarded: 81 first place ribbons, 114 second place
ribbons, and 120 third place ribbons. See the attached
media kit for a complete breakdown of awards by product,
dairy location, and milk source, as well as for producers’
contact information.

For a printable list of this year’s winners and judges’ bios, visit www.cheesesociety.org.

The 31st Annual ACS Conference & Competition will take place July 29 - Aug. 1, 2014 in Sacramento, Calif.

Best of Show winner Winnimere is pictured above. Photo credit: Cheese Chick Productions. A high-res photo
is available upon request. Please contact Megan Bykowski at mbykowski@stephanbrady.com. 

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