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State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest Winners Announced

State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest Winners Announced

Winners will be recognized Aug. 6.

Dairy manufacturers from throughout the state submitted more than 260 entries for the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, which took place June 26 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. The 22 classes were evaluated in such categories as flavor, appearance and texture.

Following the contest, the judges selected the grand champion cheese from amongst the first-place entries.

The 2009 Grand Master Cheesemaker, along with this year's other winning cheesemakers, will be recognized during the Blue Ribbon Cheese & Butter Auction on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. The Blue Ribbon Cheese & Butter Auction, which features the sale of the blue-ribbon entries, is a fundraising event for the nonprofit, all-volunteer Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board. Auction proceeds fund scholarships for students pursuing dairy-related degrees. This year, the board will award five, $1,000 scholarships. Money raised at the auction also supports the House of Moo dairy education center, as well as the Wisconsin State Fair milking demonstrations.

The top entries in each class include:

Cheddar

Scott Vanderloop, Land O'Lakes, Kiel, Cheddar, 99.0

Terry Lensmire, Trega Foods, Weyauwega, Cheddar, 98.2

Dan Stearns, Trega Foods, Weyauwega, Cheddar, 97.9

 

Colby, Monterey Jack

Joe Widmer, Widmers Cheese Cellars, Theresa, Colby, 99.2

Jim McClimans, Meister Cheese Company, Muscoda, Monterey Jack, 99.1

Jeff Wideman, Maple Leaf Cheese Co-op, Monroe, Monterey Jack, 98.9

 

Swiss Styles

Silvan Blum, Chalet Cheese Co-op, Monroe, Baby Swiss, 99.15

Jim Klein, Swiss Valley Farms, Platteville, Baby Swiss, 98.65

Neal Schwartz, Chalet Cheese Co-op, Monroe, Baby Swiss, 98.45

 

Brick, Muenster

Leonard Zimmel, Widmers Cheese Cellars, Theresa, Brick, 99.35

Ron Bechtolt, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Brick, 98.65

Dennis Schliem, Zimmerman Cheese, South Wayne, Muenster, 98.5

 

Mozzarella

Roger Krohn, Trega Foods, Luxemburg, Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella, 99.15

Roger Krohn, Trega Foods, Luxemburg, Low-Moisture Mozzarella - Whole Milk, 99.0

Pat Doell, Trega Foods, Luxemburg, Low-Moisture Mozzarella - Whole Milk, 98.95

 

String Cheese

Kurt Premo, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo, Crave Brothers Farmers Rope, 99.4

Rob Stellrecht, Burnett Dairy, Grantsburg, String Cheese, 99.05

 

Blue Veined Cheese

Bryon Schroeder, Sartori Foods, Plymouth, Dolcina Gorgonzola, 98.45

Lloyd Schroeder, Sartori Foods, Plymouth, Blue Cheese, 98.05

Michael Brennenstuhl, Seymour Dairy Products, Seymour, Blue Chrest, 98.0

 

Feta

Jim Demeter, Trega Foods, Weyauwega, Feta, 99.4

Steve Webster, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Feta, 99.1

Steve Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Feta, 99.05

 

Flavored Pepper Cheese

Heriberto Nickolas, Maple Leaf Cheese Co-op, Monroe, Chipolte Cheddar, 97.4

Jim McClimans, Meister Cheese Company, Muscoda, Three Alarm Colbyjack Longhorn, 97.35

Rob Stellrecht, Burnett Dairy, Grantsburg, String Cheese Flavored With Jalapeno and Habanero Peppers, 97.25

 

Flavored Soft Cheese

Kurt Premo, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo, Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 97.9

Adam Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Tomato & Basil Feta, 97.0

Steve Webster, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Peppercorn Feta, 96.9

 

Flavored Semi Soft Cheese

Luke Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Dill Havarti, 99.55

JonJay Lewis, Valley View Cheese Co-op, South Wayne, Caraway Muenster, 99.4

Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese Co., LaValle, Smoked Fontina, 99.0

 

Flavored Hard Cheese

Mike Matucheski, Sartori Foods, Plymouth, Balsamic BellaVitano, 99.65

Mike Matucheski, Sartori Foods, Plymouth, Black Pepper BellaVitano, 99.25

Mike Matucheski, Sartori Foods, Plymouth, Raspberry BellaVitano, 99.05

 

Smear Ripened Cheese

Steve Isley, Roth Kase USA, Monroe, Gran Cru Gruyere Surchoix, 99.75

Myron Olson, Chalet Cheese Co-op, Monroe, Limburger, 99.45

Kurt Premo, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo, Crave Brothers Petit Frere, 99.2

 

Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food

Leonard Zimmel, Widmers Cheese Cellars, Theresa, Washed Rind Brick, 99.55

Harold Patzke, Pine River, Newton, Port Wine, 98.9

Phil Lindemann, Pine River, Newton, Extra Sharp Cheddar, 98.65

 

Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread

Alan Reuter, Lactalis, Belmont, Plain Wee Brie, 96.45

American Dairy Brands, Plymouth, Borden Deluxe American, 95.65

Alan Reuter, Lactalis, Belmont, Jalapeno Wee Brie, 95.35

 

Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese

Terry Lensmire, Trega Foods, Weyauwega, Reduced Fat Feta With Tomato & Basil, 99.3

Adam Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Low-Fat Feta, 98.95

Dan Osterholz, Lactalis, Belmont, Light Brie, 98.85

 

Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese

Lake County Dairy Team, Lake Country Dairy, Turtle Lake, Traditional and Smooth Mascarpone, 97.85

Lake County Dairy Team, Lake Country Dairy, Turtle Lake, Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone, 97.6

Kurt Premo, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo, Crave Brothers Mascarpone, 97.55

 

Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese

Paul Riegle, Maple Leaf Cheese Co-op, Monroe, Warm Cured Yogurt Cheese, 99.3

Jake Niffenegger, Lactalis, Belmont, Brie, 98.7

Glennette Stettler, Decatur Dairy, Brodhead, Havarti, 98.45

 

Open Class – Hard Cheese

Robert Bobak, Roth Kase USA, Monroe, GranQueso, 97.6

Justin Mullikin, Saputo Cheese USA, Almena, Parmesan, 97.35

Lake Country Dairy Team, Lake Country Dairy, Turtle Lake, Roma Cello Traditional Romano Wheel, 96.85

 

Goat Milk Cheese

Jason Brinkman, Woolwich Dairy, Lancaster, Woolwich Dairy Original Chevrai Goat Cheese, 99.4

Pam Hodgson, Sartori Foods, Plymouth, Caprimenthe, 99.25

Martin Chavez, Montchevre-Betin, Belmont, Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese, 99.2

 

Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese

Mike Matucheski, Sartori Foods, Plymouth, Pastoral Blend, 99.6

Al Bekkum, Nordic Creamery, Westby, Capriko, 99.3

Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese Co., LaValle, Black Sheep Truffle, 98.95

 

Butter

Jay Winter, Graf Creamery, Zachow, Salted Butter, 99.4

Jay Winter, Graf Creamery, Zachow, Unsalted Butter, 99.2

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