LaClare Celebrates First Place Win

LaClare Creamery, a 100 percent domestically produced goat cheese brand, won first place for their Fig & Honey Goat Cheese at the 21st biennial United States Championship Cheese Contest.

With a score of 99.275 in the Soft Goat’s Milk Cheeses Flavored with Sweet Condiments category, this luscious chèvre combines LaClare’s Original Goat Cheese with sweet figs and honey for a distinctly delicious balance of flavors.

“It is a great honor to be recognized as Best of Class in this prestigious competition,” says Patrick Considine, national sales director at LaClare Creamery. “This award affirms the commitment and hard work of our team to pursue perfection from farm to table. As a 100% domestically produced goat cheese brand, we have complete control over the quality of our milk, ensuring fresh, clean flavors every time.”

Hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association since 1981, the nation’s most respected and honored dairy competition took place in Green Bay a few weeks ago. As the dairy processing industry’s premier competition, the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest received over 2,000 entries from cheesemakers in 35 states. Entries of cheese, butter, and yogurt were evaluated by a team of 42 nationally renowned dairy experts on a variety of merits, including flavor, body, texture, and appearance. Starting from a maximum possible score of 100, deductions are made for any defects identified by judges.

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