Cheese Underground: American Cheese Society Awards
Last week's events at the American Cheese Society Conference and Competition were exciting (and delicious) for all. With a record-setting number of entries, the competition itself was quite exciting. Cheese Underground was in attendance, and captured some great info at the awards ceremony. Read all about it here:
The awards ceremony highlighted the growing diversity of American artisan cheeses, with new companies from Montana to Maine earning ribbons in categories once dominated by Wisconsin cheesemakers. It was great to see cheesemakers across the United States embrace the growing artisan cheese movement.
Of course, several Wisconsin cheesemakers did very well. Perennial favorites Sid Cook of Carr Valley captured 14 awards and Francis Wall of BelGioioso Cheese was practically running laps around the auditorium trying to keep up with his company's awards.