The cheese world’s collective eyes were on Madison, Wis., this week, where judging for the 2012 World Championship Cheese Contest wrapped up last night. While the Dutch clinched the overall championship with Vermeer Gouda, many of the 82 categories included American cheeses as winners and runners-up, and we were pleased to see several of our favorites recognized.
So let’s give a round of applause to:
Jasper Hill Farm for Harbison (Best of Class, Open Class Soft Cheeses)
Cellars at Jasper Hill for Landaff (Third Award, Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses)
Holland’s Family Cheese for Marieke Smoked Gouda (Best of Class, Smoked Hard Cheeses)