WI Sheep Milk Cheese Rises To The Top

The results have come in from this year’s World Championship Cheese Contest, and there are several winners from the Sheep Dairy Association of Wisconsin across every sheep milk category and a few of the mixed milk categories.  

Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Sheep’s Milk Cheeses

2nd Place: Farmstead Feta by Amy Forgues, Hidden Springs Creamery LLC, Westby WI

4th Place: Ewe’d be Amazed by Team Hook, Hook’s Cheese Company, Inc, Mineral Point WI

5th Place: Marisa by Carr Valley Cheese, Mauston WI

6th Place: Sante by Carr Valley Cheese, Mauston WI

8th Place: Fleance by Cedar Grove Cheese Team, Cedar Grove Cheese Inc., Plain WI

Hard Sheep’s Milk Cheeses, Mature (less than 6 months)

5th Place: Wischago by Amy Forgues, Hidden Springs Creamery LLC, Westby WI

Hard Sheep’s Milk Cheeses, Extra Aged (over 6 months)

6th Place: Donatello by Cedar Grove Cheese Team, Cedar Grove Cheese Inc., Plain WI

9th Place: Sweet Annie Sheep Gouda by Anna Landmark, Landmark Creamery, Plain WI

Sheep’s Milk Cheeses with Blue Mold

1st Place: Little Boy Blue by Team Hook, Hook’s Cheese Company Inc, Mineral Point WI

Surface (Mold) Ripened

6th Place: Ocooch Mountain by Amy Forgues, Hidden Springs Creamery LLC, Westby WI

Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Sheep’s Milk Cheeses

3rd Place: Anabasque by Anna Landmark, Landmark Creamery, Plain WI

Sheep Milk Cheeses, Flavored

3rd Place: Driftless Honey Lavender by  Amy Forgues, Hidden Springs Creamery LLC, Westby WI

10th Place: Smoked Marisa by by Carr Valley Cheese Company, Inc., Mauston WI

Soft and Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses (containing sheep milk)

3rd Place: Gran Canaria by Carr Valley Cheese Company, Inc., Mauston WI

4th Place: Faarko by by Cedar Grove Cheese Team, Cedar Grove Cheese Inc., Plain WI

9th Place: Caso Bolo Mellage by Carr Valley Cheese Company, Inc., Mauston WI

10th Place: Ewe Calf to be Kidding blue cheese by Team Hook, Hook’s Cheese, Mineral Point WI

Mixed Milk Cheeses (over 6 months)

4th Place: Triple Play by Team Hook, Hook’s Cheese, Inc, Mineral Point WI

5th Place: Montague by Cedar Grove Cheese Team, Cedar Grove Cheese Inc., Plain WI

Mixed Milk Cheeses, Flavored

2nd Place: Airco (gently smoked) by Carr Valley Cheese Company, Inc., Mauston WI

Surface Ripened Mixed Milk Cheeses

5th Place: Cave Aged Mellage by by Carr Valley Cheese Company, Inc., Mauston WI