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Vermont Cheese Makers Win Big at World Championship Cheese Contest

Madison, WI, March 20, 2014– Vermont Cheesemakers take home top awards in multiple categories at the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest held in Madison, WI on March 18-19.   The WCC brings cheeses and varieties from around the world to compete in a judged competition with an international judging panel consisting of 50 judges.

Cabot Creamery Cooperative of Cabot, VT was awarded three Best of Class Awards for its 2+ Years Cheddar, its Hot Buffalo Wing Cheddar and for its Cottage Cheese.  It took a third place award for its Medium cheddar.

Cellars at Jasper Hill of Greensboro, VT was awarded two Best of Class Awards for its Blue Veined “Bayley Hazen Blue” and for its Soft Ripened “Harbison.” 

Grafton Village Cheese Co.  of Brattleboro, VT was awarded a third place award for its Mixed Milk “Shepsog.” 

“This is a very competitive contest with huge participation from cheesemakers all around the world. It’s such an honor to be recognized in such a prestigious group. We’re thrilled to be among several Vermont cheesemakers who placed well in the competition.”

-Dane Huebner, Cheese Artisan, Grafton Village Cheese Company

The Vermont Cheese Council is delighted to congratulate these three members for continuing to keep the quality work of Vermont cheesemakers at the highest levels of world class cheese.  Cabot has set a standard of excellence and quality that is the envy of cheese makers around the world.  Cellars at Jasper Hill exemplifies excellence in cheesemaking as well as affinage in the United States.  And Grafton Village Cheese Company has done a wonderful job in diversifying cheese varieties and building a portfolio of outstanding cheeses.  We are very proud of these cheese makers.   

-Tom Bivins, Executive Director, Vermont Cheese Council

The Vermont Cheese Council is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to promote the production and advancement of Vermont cheeses.  As a Vermont brand leader in the value added dairy industry, its members work to advance quality cheese promotion in the state.  The Vermont Cheese Council holds its annual Vermont Cheese Makers Festival on July 20, 2014 and offers the Vermont Cheese Trail map online at and at Vermont visitor centers for those who wish to learn more about Vermont cheese.