Point Reyes Takes Fourth Consecutive Win At California State Fair Cheese Contest

 

Sacramento, CA—Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company of Point Reyes, CA, earned Best of Show in the Cow’s Milk Division of the California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition here last week with its Aged Gouda entry.

This is the fourth consecutive Best of Show win in the Cow’s Milk Division for Point Reyes Cheese, which earned top honors last year for its Aged Gouda, and the company took home Best of Show in both 2016 and 2017 for its Bay Blue. Bay Blue also won Best of Show in the Cow’s Milk Division in 2010.

Laura Chenel took Best of Show in the Other Milk Type Division for its semi soft goat milk Ash Rind Buchette entry.

Judging took place Wednesday, May 8, and results were announced Monday. The 2019 California State Fair will be held here July 12-28.

Other top scoring California cheese and milk processing companies, including those earning Best of California honors, include:

Bellwether Farms
Petaluma
Won Best of California and a Gold medal for Whole Milk Ricotta; a Gold medal for Creme Fraiche; a Silver medal for Carmondy; and a Bronze medal for Fromage Blanc.

Central Coast Creamery
Paso Robles
Won three Silver medals for Ewereka, Seascape, and Holey Cow; and two Bronze medals for Dream Weaver and Goat Gouda.

Cowgirl Creamery
Point Reyes
Won Best of California for its Cottage Cheese and Fromage Blanc; a Gold medal for Hop Along; and two Silver medals for Creme Fraiche and Wagon Wheel

Crystal Creamery
Stockton
Won a Gold medal for Small Curd Cottage Cheese

Cypress Grove
Arcata
Won two Best of California medals for Purple Haze and Humboldt Fog Grande; three Gold medals for Ms. Natural, Truffle Tremor and Sgt. Pepper; and two Silver medals for Humboldt Fog Mini and Fromage Blanc.

El Mexicano
Hanford
Won two Gold medals for its Requeson and Enchilado Aged Cotija; three Silver medals for Oaxaca, Casero and Panela; and four Bronze medals for Cremo Fresco, Mozzarella, Muenster, and Menonita.

Joseph Farms
Atwater
Won Best of California for its Pepper Jack; three Silver medals for its Mild Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Provolone; and five Bronze medals for Mozzarella, Reduced Fat Monterey Jack, Chipotle Jack and Marbled Jack.

Laura Chenel
Sonoma
Won Best of Show-Other and Best of California for Ash Rind Buchette; four Silver medals for Spreadable Goat Cheese, Fig & Grapefruit Goat Cheese, Original Log and Creamy Brie; and a Bronze medal for its Garlic & Chive Log.

Los Altos Food Products
City of Industry
Won a Gold medal for Panela; a a Silver medal for Queso Fresco; and a Bronze medal for Cotija Enchilado.

Marin French Cheese
Petaluma
Won Best of California for its Petite Breakfast; a Gold medal for Petite Mustard; and seven Silver medals for Petite Creme, Traditional Brie, Triple Creme Brie, Camembert, Petite Truffle, Petite Ash and Schloss.

Moonside Creamery
Sebastopol
Won a Silver medal for Fromage Blanc, and three Bronze medals, for Smoke Ring, Companion and Halo.

Nicasio Valley Cheese
Nicasio
Won Best of California for San Geronimo; two Gold medals for the company’s Nicasio Square and Fromagella; a Silver medal for Nicasio Reserve; and two Bronze medals for Locarno Rounds and Foggy Morning.

Orland Farmstead Creamery
Orland
Won a Gold medal for Ricottage with Garlic & Dill.

Pennyroyal Farm
Boont Corners
Won Best of California for the company’s Boont Corners Reserve; a Silver medal for Laychee; and a Bronze medal for Velvet Sister cheese.

Point Reyes Farmstead
Point Reyes
Won Best of Show-Cow and Best of California for Point Reyes Aged Gouda; and three Gold medals, for Point Reyes Bay Blue, Point Reyes Toma, and Point Reyes Original Blue.

Rumiano Cheese
Crescent City
Won a Gold medal for Smoked Mozzarella.

Rumiano Crafted
Crescent City
Won a Gold medal for Dry Jack and a Silver medal for Peppato cheese.

Rumiano Family Organic
Crescent City
Won a Silver medal for Organic Raw Milk Medium Cheddar cheese.

Rumiano Redwood Coast
Crescent City
Won a Bronze medal for Sriracha Jack.

Shooting Star Creamery
Fairfield
Won a Silver medal for Aries.

Sierra Nevada Cheese
Willows
Won five Silver medals for Creme Kefir, Gina Marie Cream Cheese, Organic Creamy Jack, Graziers Raw White Cheddar Medium, and Graziers Raw White Sharp Cheddar; and two Bronze medals for Creme Fraiche and Bella Capra Goat Feta.

Stuydt Dairy Farmstead
Escalon
Won a Bronze medal for a Mild Semi-Hard entry.

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