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Jasper Hill’s Harbison Wins Best US Entry In World Cheese Awards For Second Time

San Sebastian, Spain—Major winners were announced this week in the 29th annual World Cheese Awards, with the Cellars at Jasper Hill winning Best American Cheese with its Harbison entry for the second consecutive year.
Kraftkar Blue cheese made by Norway’s Tingvollost was crowned World Champion Cheese here last week, along with 66 Super Gold winners (for more details, please see Cheese Reporter Nov. 18, p. 1).

Major trophy winners were released Monday and include:
•Best British Cheese: Ashley Chase Estate, Cave-Aged Goat
•Best Welsh Cheese: Arla Foods, Llandymog Creamery, Extra Mature Cheddar
•Best Dutch Cheese: Treur Kaas, Chevretta Oud
•Best French Cheese: Le Chevrefeuille, Fleuret
•Best South African Cheese: Belnori Boutique Cheesery, Benedictus
•Best Central & Eastern European Cheese: Paska Sirana, Croatia, Paski Sir
•Best Scottish Cheese: Strathearn, Strathearn
•Best Northern Irish Cheese: Tamnagh Foods, Banagher Bold
•Best American Cheese: Cellars at Jasper Hill, Harbison
•Best Austrian Cheese: Obersteirische Molkerei, Erzherzog Johann
•Best Australian Cheese: Woodside Cheese Wrights, Anthill
•Best Italian Cheese: Arrigoni Battista, Gorgonzola PDO Dolce
•Best Spanish Cheese: Arteserena, Cremositos Del Zujar
•Best Canadian: Saputo Dairy Products Canada, Le Pleine Lune
•Best Irish Cheese: Corleggy Cheeses, Corleggy Hard Raw Goat’s Milk Cheese
•Best Extra Mature Cheddar: JA&E Montgomery, Montgomery’s Extra Mature Cheddar
•Best New Cheese: Cala Blanc, Spain, Lacto Industrial Menorquina
•Best Le Gruyere Cheese: Lustenberger & Durst, Le Gruyere AOP Antique Langruti.
•Best Unpasteurized Cheese: QST International, France, Mont d’Or AOP
•Best Jersey Milk Cheese: Farms For City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook Farm, US, Tarentaise
•Best Smoked Cheese: Santamane Elkrartea, Spain, Santamane
•Best Basque Country Cheese: Queso Idiazabal, Bazarrika
•Cheese Counter of the Year: Paxton & Whitfield, Stratford Upon Avon
•Exceptional Contribution to Cheese: Artzai Gazta, the International Cheese Festival, and the cheese makers of Basque Country.

US Super Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners include:

Saputo Specialty Cheese USA
Silver medal: Team Salemville, Reserve Blue Cheese, Team Salemville Gorgonzola
Bronze medal: Team Woolwich, Original Chevre and Blueberry Vanilla Chevre;

Vermont Creamery Websterville, VT
Silver medal: Bijou, Feta
Bronze medal: Fresh Crottin, Bonne Bouche, Coupole, Crumbled Goat Cheese with Cranberry & Tarragon, Cremont, St. Albans, Quark

Baetje Farms, LLC
Bloomsdale, MO
Silver medal: Bloomsdale

Haystack Mouintain Goat Dairy,
Longmont, CO
Bronze medal: Haystack Peak, Queso De Mano

Cypress Grove Chevre
Arcata, CA
Silver: Humboldt Fog Mini, Herbs de Humboldt, Lamb Chopper
Bronze medal: Midnight Moon

Briar Rose Creamery
Dundee, OR
Silver medal: Carena

Pennyroyal Farm
Boonville, CA
Gold: Boont Corners Reserve
Silver: Vintage Boont Corners
Bronze medal: Boonter’s Blue

Firefly Farms
Accident, MD
Bronze medal: Black & Blue

Old Chatham Sheepherding Co.
Chatham, NY
Gold medal: Nancy’s Hudson Valley Camembert
Silver medal: Hudson Valley Camembert Square
Bronze medal: Kinderhook Creek

Grafton Village Cheese
Grafton, VT
Silver medal: Bear Hill

The Artisan Cheese Exchange
Sheboygan, WI
Bronze: Deer Creek Vat 17 World Cheddar, Deer Creek The Fawn

Cellars At Jasper Hill
Greensboro, VT
Super Gold medal: Harbison
Silver: Landaff, Moses Sleeper
Bronze medal: Willoughby, Bayley Hazen Blue

Lactalis American Group
Silver medal: Rondelé Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper
Bronze medal: Provolone

Jacobs & Brichford Farmstead
Connersville, IN
Gold: Everton Premium Reserve
Silver medal: Briana

The Farm At Doe Run
Coatesville, PA
Gold medal: Seven Sisters, St. Malachi Reserve

Emmi Roth USA
Monroe, WI
Silver medal: Roth Prairie Sunset
Bronze medal: Roth Buttermilk Blue, Roth’s Private Reserve, Roth Tomme, Roth Original Havarti

Sweet Grass Dairy
Thomasville, GA
Gold medal: Lovely

Arthur Schuman, Inc.
Fairfield, NJ
Gold: Cello Parmesan Whisps
Silver medal: Cello Riserva Asiago Wheel
Bronze medal: Cello Riserva 3-Year Asiago Wheel, Yellow Door Creamery Harissa Rubbed Fontina Wheel, Cello Grated Parmesan

Sartori Company
Plymouth, WI
Gold medal: Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano, Reserve Rum Runner BellaVitano
Silver medal: Sartori Reserve XO, Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, Reserve SarTiago Rosemary, Reserve Balsamic BellaVitano, Reserve Merlot BellaVitano, Limited Edition Cognac BellaVitano
Bronze medal: Sartori Classic P, Sartori Classic A, Sartori Reserve WH, Sartori Reserve SarVecchio, Reserve Black Tea BellaVitano, Sartori Kentucky Bourbon BellaVitano, Reserve Cocoa BellaVitano, Limited Edition Cinnamon BellaVitano

Marin French Cheese
Petaluma, CA
Bronze medal: Petite Supreme, Petite Cendree

Old Europe Cheese, Inc..
Benton Harbor, MI
Silver: Traditional Camembert, Natural Smoked Gouda, 3kg Double Cream Brie with Peppercorns

Specialties, Inc..
Silver: Farmstead Camembert

Carr Valley Cheese
LaValle, WI
Bronze medal: Smoked Pepper Jack, Wildfire Blue, Porto Duet, Goat Bread Cheese

Rogue Creamery
Central Point, OR
Silver medal: Echo Mountain Blue, Mount Mazama Cheddar

Leelanau Cheese
Suttons Bay, MI
Super Gold medal: Leelanau Raclette
Bronze medal: Leelanau Aged Raclette

Farms For City Kids Foundation/Spring Brook Farm
Reading, VT
Gold medal: Tarentaise

V&V Supremo Foods, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Silver medal: Oaxaca String Cheese
Bronze medal: Chihuahua Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers

Beehive Cheese COmpany, LLC
Unitah, UT
Bronze medal: Promontory with Wine Must, Promontory with Ovid 2013

Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy Products
Kewaunee, WI
Bronze medal: Ponderosa String Cheese.