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Vermont Cheeses Win Awards 

Last weekend, the annual American Cheese Society awards were announced, and as usual, Vermont snagged a bunch. Here's a list of local winners. The photo is courtesy of Grafton Village Cheese.

Best of Show — Third Place (tie), Consider Bardwell Farm, Rupert
Fresh Unripened Cheeses — 1st Place, Franklin Foods, Inc., Hahn's Cultured Cream Cheese
Fresh Unripened Cheeses — 2st Place, Franklin Foods, Inc., Hahn's Neufchatel
Soft Ripened Cheeses — 2nd Place, Cellars at Jasper Hill, Constant Bliss
American Originals — 3rd Place (tie), Cellars at Jasper Hill/Crawford Family Farm, Vermont Ayr
Monterey Jack — 3rd Place, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot Monterey Jack
Monterey Jack with Flavors — 2nd Place, Neighborly Farms, Organic Jalapeno Jack
Colby Made from Cow's Milk — 1st Place, Neighborly Farms, Organic Colby
Open Category Made from Cow's Milk — 1st Place, Consider Bardwell Farm, Pawlet
Open Category Made from Cow's Milk — 3rd Place, Dancing Cow Farmstead, Menuet
Cheddar with Sweet Flavorings, Fruits, Seasonings, Herbs, Spices, Alcohol/Spirits — 2nd Place, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot Tuscan Cheddar
Cheddar Flavored with Sweet, Savory, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Red, Green Peppers; Black, White, Green Peppercorns; Garlic, Onions — 1st Place, Grafton Village Cheese Co., Grafton Duet

Cheddar From Cow's Milk — 1st Place, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne Farms Farmhouse 1 Year (Sharp)
Mature Cheddars — 2nd Place, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot 3-Year-Old Vermont Cheddar
Mature Cheddars — 3rd Place (tie), Shelburne Farms, Farmhouse 2-Year Cheddar
Cheddars Wrapped in Cloth/Linen — 1st Place, West River Creamery, Cambridge Classic Reserve
Cheddars Wrapped in Cloth/Linen — 2nd Place, Cellars at Jasper Hill and Cabot, Cabot Clothbound
Fat Free and Low-Fat Cheeses — 3rd Place, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot 75% Reduced Cheddar
Flavor Added: Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits - All Milks — 1st Place, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot Jalapeno 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar
Flavor Added: Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits - All Milks — 2nd Place (Tie), Franklin Foods, Inc., Hahn's Yogurt & Cream Cheese Strawberry
Open Category Made From Cow's Milk — 3rd Place, Taylor Farm, Maple Smoked Gouda
Smoked Italian Styles — 2nd Place, Maplebrook Farm, Smoked Mozzarella
Smoked Cheddars — 1st Place, Shelburne Farms, Smoked Farmhouse Cheese
Cow's Milk Farmstead Cheese — 1st Place, Spring Brook Farm, Tarentaise
Cow's Milk Farmstead Cheese — 2nd Place, Thistle Hill Farm, Tarentaise
Fresh Goat Rindless — 3rd Place, Vermont Butter & Cheese Co., Vermont Creamy Goat Cheese Classic
Creme Fraiche Made from Cow's Milk — 1st Place, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot Creme Fraiche
Fromage Blanc and Quark Made from Cow's Milk — 2nd Place, Vermont Butter and Cheese Co., Vermont Fromage Blanc
Salted Butter Made from Cow's Milk — 1st Place, Vermont Butter & Cheese Co., Vermont Cultured Butter Salted
Salted Butter Made from Cow's Milk — 2nd Place, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot Whey Cream Butter
Unsalted Butter Made from Cow's Milk — 2nd Place, Vermont Butter & Cheese, Co., Vermont Cultured Butter Unsalted
Cheese Spread Made from Cow's Milk — 1st Place, Shelburne Farms, Cheddar Cheese Spread
Washed Rinds Aged More Than 90 Days — 1st Place, Consider Bardwell Farm, Rupert

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