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Vermont Cheesemakers take the top prizes and many more at the American Cheese Society Competition

The American Cheese Society (ACS) was founded in 1983 and through efforts including education, outreach, and networking events they work to promote artisinal and speciality American cheese producers. At this years 31st annual cheese judging competition 16 Vermont Cheesemakers took home 34 awards including the top prize for the second year in a row!

For more information on any of the below listed winners head to the atlas portion of our website and search cheese or follow this link:


This years Best in Show cheese was Farms for City Kids Foundation's tarentaise reserve. Other Vermont Winners included:

Maplebrook Farm's Ricotta Alta, Whole Milk Block Feta

Cellars at Jasper Hill: Harbison, Alpha Tolman

Murray’s Cheese: Cave Master Reserve

Vermont Creamery: Coupole, Bonne Bouche, Bijou, Feta, Cultured Butter blended with Sea Salt and Maple, Creme Fraiche, CCultured Butter Unsalted 

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company: Alehouse Cheddar

Lazy Lady farm LLC: La Petite Tomme

Sage farm Goat Dairy: Belvidere

Cabot Creamery Cooperative: Cabot Monterey Jack, Cabot Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar, Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Farmhouse 6 Month Cheddar Medium, Cabot Sharp Light Cheddar, Cabot Plain Greek style Yogurt

Grafton Village Cheese: Shepsog, 2 Year Cheddar, Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar 1 Year+, Bull Hill, Bear Hill

Farms for City Kids foundation: Tarentaise Reserve, Tarentaise 

Von Trapp homestead LLC: Savage

Boston Post Dairy LLC: Tres Bonne

Big Picture Farm: Big Picture Farm Sonnet

Consider Bardwell Farm: Rupert

Twig Farm: Mixed Drum

Plymoth Artisan Cheese: Red, White, & Blue