August 2018’s American Cheese Society’s Annual Competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania judged thousands of entries from all over North and South America. Classic Provisions is pleased to distribute the following award winners:



BUTTERS

Whey Butter, Salted Butter, Sweet Butter, Cultured Butter, etc.

Salted Butter with or without cultures - made from cow's milk

1st-Vermont Creamery, Vermont Lightly Salted Cultured Butter (pre-order)


CHEDDARS

All Cheddars - all milks (based on age at time of Judging & Competition)

Cheddar - aged through 12 months - made from cow's milk

2nd-The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Deer Creek The Fawn

Cheddar - aged through 12 months - made from goat's, sheep's, buffalo's, mixed, or other milk

3rd- Montchevre-Betin, Inc., Wisconsin Goat Milk Cheddar

Mature Cheddar - aged 48 or more months - all milks

3rd-WIDMER'S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc., Wisconsin 4 Year Aged Cheddar

2nd- The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin, Deer Creek 5 Year Private Reserve Specialty Cheddar

Cheddar wrapped in cloth, linen - aged through 12 months - all milks

3rd- Door Artisan Cheese Company, LLC, Wisconsin Top Hat English Truckle Cheddar

Cheddar wrapped in cloth, linen - aged 13 or more months - all milks

2nd- Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Washington Flagship Reserve


BLUE MOLD CHEESES

All cheeses ripened with Penicillium roqueforti or glaucum

Rindless Blue-veined - made from cow's milk

1st- Prairie Farms-Caves of Faribault, Minnesota AmaGorg Gorgonzola

Rindless Blue-veined - made from sheep's milk

3rd- Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Little Boy Blue

Rindless Blue-veined - made from mixed, or other milks

1st-Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue

Blue-veined with a rind or external coating - made from cow's milk

1st- Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Bayley Hazen Blue (pre-order)

External Blue-molded cheeses - all milks

3rd-Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Wisconsin Blue Barns


FRESH UNRIPENED CHEESES

Cheese Curds, Cottage Cheese, Cream Cheese, Fromage Blanc, Fromage Frais, Impastata, Mascarpone, Quark, Ricotta

Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - made from cow's milk

3rd- Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone

Fromage Blanc, Fromage Frais, and Quark - made from cow's milk

3rd-Vermont Creamery, Vermont Quark (pre-order)

2nd- Vermont Creamery, Vermont Fromage Blanc (pre-order)


SOFT-RIPENED CHEESES

White surface mold ripened cheeses (Brie, Camembert, Coulommiers, etc.)

Open Category - Soft-Ripened Cheeses - made from goat's milk

1st-Vermont Creamery, Vermont Bonne Bouche (pre-order)


HISPANIC & PORTUGUESE STYLE CHEESES

Cheeses based on the recipes of the Central and South American, Cuban, Hispanic, Latino, Mexican, and Portuguese communities

Ripened, Aged over 90 days - all milks

2nd- Emmi Roth, Wisconsin Roth GranQueso Original Wheel


ITALIAN TYPE CHEESES

Excluded: Crescenza, Mascarpone, Ricotta, Blue Cheese, Smoked Cheese, Washed Rind Cheese

Grating types  (Aged Asiago, Domestic Parmesan, Grana, Reggianito, Sardo; Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk) - all milks

3rd- Schuman Cheese, Wisconsin Cello Traditional Romano Cheese


FETA CHEESES

Feta - made from cow's milk

1st- Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Odyssey Feta in Brine


AMERICAN MADE / INTERNATIONAL STYLE

Cheeses modeled after or based on recipes for established European or other international types or styles (Beaufort, Abondance, Gruyère, Juustoleipa, Caerphilly, English Territorials, Butterkäse, Monastery, Port Salut styles, etc.)

Dutch-style (Gouda, Edam etc.) - all milks

3rd- Prairie Farms-Caves of Faribault, Minnesota Jeffs’ Select Gouda | Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from goat's milk

3rd- Vermont Creamery, Vermont Bijou (pre-order)

Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from sheep's milk

2nd- Landmark Creamery, Wisconsin Pecora Nocciola

Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from mixed, or other milks

2nd-Sartori Company, Wisconsin Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend (pre-order)


AMERICAN ORIGINALS

Cheeses recognized by the ACS as uniquely American in their original forms (Monterey Jack, Dry Jack, Brick Cheese, Brick Muenster, Colby, Teleme) or unique in their recipe and formulation and which do not strictly conform to the guidelines of other acknowledged recipes for cheese types.

Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk

1st- WIDMER'S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc., Wisconsin Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cheese

Colby - made from cow's milk

3rd- The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Wisconsin Deer Creek The Robin

American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category - made from cow's milk

3rd- Emmi Roth, Wisconsin Roth Prairie Sunset Wheel

2nd- Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, California Point Reyes Toma (pre-order)

1st-Marieke Gouda, Wisconsin Marieke Golden

American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category - made from goat's milk

3rd- Vermont Creamery, Vermont Coupole (pre-order)

2nd- Cypress Grove, California Humboldt Fog Grande

Cheddar with Flavor Added - all milks

3rd-Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Washington Marco Polo Reserve (pre-order)

Feta with Flavor Added - all milks

3rd- Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Odyssey Mediterranean Feta

2nd- Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Odyssey Peppercorn Feta (pre-order)

1st Klondike Cheese Co., Wisconsin Odyssey Tomato & Basil Feta (pre-order)

Fresh Goat Cheese with Flavor Added - 100% goat's milk

3rd- Cypress Grove, California PsycheDillic (pre-order)

3rd- Montchevre-Betin, Inc., Wisconsin Fresh Goat Cheese Honey


SMOKED CHEESES

Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from cow's milk

3rd- Marieke Gouda, Wisconsin Marieke Gouda Smoked

3rd- Rogue Creamery, Oregon Organic Smokey Blue Cheese

2nd- Prairie Farms-Caves of Faribault, Minnesota Smoked AmaBlu Blue Cheese


SHEEP’S MILK CHEESES

Open to all shapes and styles of sheep's milk cheeses based on age at time of Judging & Competition

Fresh Rindless Sheep's Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days

1st- Landmark Creamery, Wisconsin Petit Nuage Landmark Creamery (seasonal)


MARINATED CHEESES

Cheeses marinated in oil, vinegar, wine, spirits and liqueur, etc., including additional ingredients

Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients - made from cow's milk

3rd- Prairie Farms-Caves of Faribault, Minnesota Summertime Blues – Blues and Brews Series (pre-order)

2nd- Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Wisconsin Marinated Fresh Mozzarella (pre-order)


CHEESE SPREADS

Spreads produced by grinding and mixing, without the aid of heat and/or emulsifying salts, one or more natural cheeses

Open Category Cold Pack Style - with a maximum moisture of 42% - all milks

3rd- Montchevre-Betin, Inc., Wisconsin Oh-La-La! Fresh Spreadable Goat Cheese

1st- WIDMER'S CHEESE CELLARS, Inc.,Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cheese Spread (Cold Pack)


WASHED RIND CHEESES

Cheeses with a rind or crust washed in salted brine, whey, beer, wine, other alcohol, or grape lees that exhibit an obvious, smeared or sticky rind and/or crust  - Alsatian Munster, Chimay, Epoisses, Italico, Langres, Limburger, Pont L’Eveque, Robiola, St. Nectaire, Taleggio, Vacherin Mont d’Or, Raclette, Appenzeller, Vigneronsstyle, Alpine-style, or Monastery-style


SOFT-RIPENED WASHED RIND

High moisture over 42% - all milks

3rd-Cellars at Jasper Hill, Vermont Willoughby (pre-order)


OPEN CATEGORY

Washed Rind Cheeses Aged more than 60 days - up to 42% moisture - cow's milk

2nd- Uplands Cheese, Wisconsin Pleasant Ridge Reserve