American Cheese Society Awards 2009

August 12, 2009

American Cheese Society Hands out 2009 Awards:

Northwest Cheese Wins Best of Show: Rogue Creamery (Oregon) Rogue River Blue*

Second Place went to Cowgirl Creamery (California) Red Hawk

Third Place Tie between

Carr Valley (Wisconsin) Aged Mellage

Consider Bardwell Farm (Vermont) Rupert.

Other Northwest winners include:

American Originals:

Monterey Jack – Cow’s Milk:

Second Place – Tillamook County Creamery Association (Oregon): Monterey Jack

Cheddars:

Second Place – Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Washington): Flagship*

Cheddars with Sweet Flavorings, Fruits, Seasonings, Herbs, Spices, Alcohol/Spirits:

Second Place – Rogue Creamery (Oregon) Chocolate Stout Cheddar

Third Place – Rogue Creamery (Oregon) Lavender Cheddar

Cheddars Flavored with Sweet, Savory, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Red, Green Peppers; Black, White, Green Peppercorns; Garlic; Onions:

Second Place: Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Washington) Marco Polo Reserve

Cheddars from Cow’s Milk aged less than Twelve Months:

Second Place: Tillamook County Creamery Association (Oregon) White Cheddar Medium

Mature Cheddars (aged between 25 and 48 months):

First Place: Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Washington) Flagship Four Year Aged

Third Place: Tillamook County Creamery Association (Oregon) White Cheddar Extra Sharp

Blue Mold Cheeses:

First Place: Rogue Creamery (Oregon) Rogue River Blue*

Second Place: Rogue Creamery (Oregon) Mini Rogue River Blue

Feta Made From Sheep’s Milk:

Third Place: Black Sheep Creamery (Washington) Feta

Flavored Cheeses:

Cheeses Flavored with Peppers – All Milks

Second Place: Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Washington) No Woman* (This Feline Foodie’s Most Favored Cheese… in my humble and constitutionally-protected opinion…should have taken First Place…with all due respect to the winner…yeah, right…)

Cheeses Flavored with Crushed of Whole Peppercorns or Savory spices – All Milks:

Second Place: Tumalo Farms (Oregon) Antigo

Third Place: Tumalo Farms (Oregon) Capricorns

Open Category: Made from Goat’s Milk:

Second Place: Tumalo Farms (Oregon) Fenacho

Flavor Added Havarti: Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits:

Second Place: Willamette Valley Cheese Company (Oregon) Herb de Provence Havarti

Smoked Cheeses:

Smoked Italian Styles:

First Place: Estrella Family Creamery (Washington) Weebles

Smoked Cheddars:

Third Place: Beecher’s Handmade Cheese (Washington) Smoked Flagship

Farmstead Cheeses:

Open Category: Cow’s Milk Cheeses aged More Than Sixty Days:

Third Place: Willamette Valley Cheese Company (Oregon) Boerenkaas

Open Category: Goat’s Milk Cheeses Aged More than Sixty Days:

First Place: Tumalo Farms (Oregon) Classico

Second Place: Rivers Edge Chevre (Oregon) Rivers Edge Chevre Astraca

Open Category: Sheep’s Milk and Mixed Milk Cheeses aged More Than Sixty Days:

First Place: Willamette Valley Cheese (Oregon) Perrydale

Second Place: Ancient Heritage Dairy (Oregon) Scio Heritage

Open Category for All Cheese with Flavorings Added – All Milks

Second Place: Tumalo Farms (Oregon) Pondhopper

Cheese Spreads:

Cream Cheese & Other Natural Cheese Spreads – Flavor Added – All Milks – Maximum Moisture 60%

First Place: Rising Sun Farms (Oregon) Gorgonzola Cheese Torte

Third Place: Rising Sun Farms (Oregon) Chili Lime Cilantro Cheese Torte

 

Winning Cheeses outside the Northwest that The Lady sells either on her Kiosk or her Island:

*Roth Kase Petite Swiss – Second Place – Class

*Roth Kase GranQueso – First Place – Class

*Mozzarella Fresca Fresh Mozzarella 8oz Vacuum Pack Ball Smoked – Third Place – Class

*Montchevre Mini Log with Sweet Peppadew – Third Place – Class

*Vermont Butter and Cheese Company Fromage Blanc – Second Place – Class

*Vermont Butter and Cheese Company Cultured Butter – First Place – Class

*Vermont Butter and Cheese Company Cultured Butter – Second Place – Class

*DCI Cheese Company Black Diamond Extra Sharp Cold Pack Cheese Food – Third Place – Class

Congratulations to all the winners!! Congratulations as well to Steve Jones (Steve’s Cheese – Portland) and Tom Van Voorhees (Rogue Creamery) on winning the First ever Cheesemonger’s Presentation Award. Read more here.

*Indicates a Cheese Sold at The Lady’s Kiosk and/or Island.

Please note Rogue River Blue (Best of Show Winner) is a seasonal cheese and will be available late fall.

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