World Cheese Awards 2009 — American winners
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1a: Soft goats’ milk cheese plain – fresh
GOLD Cypress Grove Chevre    Fresh Chevre, Natural 4oz disk

1b: Soft goats’ milk cheese plain – mould ripened
GOLD    Haystack Mountain    Camembert
GOLD    Cypress Grove Chevre    Humboldt Fog
SILVER    Marin French Cheese Co    Marin French Chevre
SILVER    Cypress Grove Chevre    Fog Lights

2a: Semi-hard goats’ milk cheese plain
GOLD    Estrella Family Creamery    Grisdale Goat

3: Goats’ milk cheese with additives
GOLD    Cypress Grove Chevre    Purple Haze
SILVER    Cypress Grove Chevre    Truffle Tremor
SILVER    Rivers Edge Chevre        Sunset Bay
BRONZE    Baetje Farms (MO)    Coeur de la Créme, garlic & chives
BRONZE    Baetje Farms        Bavarian lemon creme

6: Ewes’ milk cheese with additives
BRONZE    Bellwether Farms    Pepato

8: Cheese made with the milk of more than one animal
GOLD    Carr Valley    Mobay
GOLD    Nordic Creamery (WI)    Capriko

9a: Fresh/cream cheese cows’ milk plain
GOLD    Vermont Butter & Cheese Co.    Vermont Creme Fraiche
GOLD    Marin French Cheese Co.    Le Petit Déjeuner
SILVER    Bel Giogiosa Cheese     Crescenza Stracchino

9b: Mould ripened, soft or unpressed cows’ milk cheese – plain
GOLD    Marin French Cheese Co.    Le Petit Crème

10a: Cream or fresh cheese with savoury additives
SILVER    Bongrain Cheese USA     Alouette Garlic & Herb, all natural spreadable

12a: Ricotta
 GOLD    Bel Gioioso Cheese    Ricotta con Latte
 SILVER    Sorrento Lactalis    Velvety Smooth Ricotta
 BRONZE    Part Skim Ricotta    Sorrento Lactalis

12b: Mascarpone
GOLD    Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese    Mascarpone

13a: Quark plain or with additives
GOLD    Marin French Cheese Co.    Wild Blackberry Quark

14b: Brie made from pasteurised milk
BRONZE    Marin French Cheese Co.    Traditional Brie

15b: Camembert made from pasteurised milk
BRONZE     Marin French Cheese Co. Rouge et Noir Camembert

19: Gorgonzola
 BRONZE    Bel Gioiosa Cheese    Creamy Gorgonzola

20: Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, natural rind
BRONZE    Sweet Grass Dairy     Asher Blue, unpasteurized
BRONZE    Marin French Cheese Co.     Marin French Blue

21: Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
GOLD    Sartori Food Corp.     Sartori Reserve Dolcina Gorgonzola

25: Processed cheese or processed cheese spread with additives
BRONZE    Fiscalini Cheese Co.    Horsefeathers

26: Smoked Cheddar
BRONZE    Beehive Cheese Co.    Promontory smoked with walnut shells and apples

27a: Other smoked cheese – soft/semi soft
SILVER    Belfiore Cheese Co. (CA)    Smoked Mozzarella
BRONZE    Sorrento Lactalis    Smoked Provolone

28b: Other hard pressed or repressed cows’ milk cheese with savoury additives
GOLD    Sartori Food Corp.    Sartori Reserve Black Pepper Bella Vitano Hand Rubbed with Cracked Pepper

28c: Hard pressed or repressed cows’ milk cheese with dessert style additives
BRONZE    Sartori Food Corp.    Sartori Reserve Merlot Bella Vitano soaked in Merlot

32: Medium traditional Cheddar made after 31/03/09
SILVER    Organic Valley    Organic Unpasteurized Mild Cheddar – produced by Gibbsville Cheese Co Inc.

35: Extra Mature traditional Cheddar made after 31/05/08
SILVER    Cellars at Jasper Hill    Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
BRONZE    Fiscalini Cheese Co.    Bandage Wrap Cheddar

38: Mild Cheddar made after 31/05/09
BRONZE    Joseph Gallo Farms (CA)   Mild Cheddar

40: Vintage creamery Cheddar made before 31/05/08
SILVER    Cabot Creamery Coop    Cabot Vintage Choice Cheddar
BRONZE    Cabot Creamery Coop    Cabot Old School Cheddar

47a: Mozzarella, fresh, cows’ milk in ball (large or small)
GOLD    Sorrento Lactalis    Sorrento Log
BRONZE    Cantaré Foods Inc.    Fresh Mozzarella Ovolini
BRONZE    Lactalis American Group    Mozzarella Fresca fresh mozzarella ball
BRONZE    Sorrento Lactalis    Ovolini

47b: Mozzarella, block, slices or string
SILVER    Saputo Cheese USA    Mozzarella block whole milk
SILVER    Saputo Cheese USA    Mozzarella block part skim
SILVER    Sorrento Lactalis    whole milk low moisture mozzarella
BRONZE    Sorrento Lactalis    part skim prima cucina

48: Semi-hard cheese not in any other class
GOLD    Meister Dairy (WI) Colby Jack
SILVER    Bellwether Farms    Carmody

50: Rind washed cheese not in any other class
SILVER    Firefly Farms    Cabra LaMancha

52: Hard pressed cheese not in any other class
GOLD    Bel Gioiosa     Parmesan
BRONZE    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Asiago
BRONZE    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Asiago

54a: Provolone mild
GOLD    Joseph Gallo Farms    Provolone Cheese
SILVER    Sorrento Lactalis    Mild Provolone
BRONZE    Sorrento Lactalis     Mild Provolone

54b: Provolone – aged
GOLD    Bel Gioiosa    Aged Provolone

57: Very hard cheese not in any other class
GOLD    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Romano
SILVER    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Reserve Aged Romano
SILVER    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Parmesan
SILVER    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan
BRONZE    Bel Gioioso Cheese    American Grana
BRONZE    Arthur Schuman Inc.    Copper kettle parmesan produced by Lake Country Dairy

58a: New Cheese – hard or semi hard. Open to any new cheese first marketed after 01/10/2008
SILVER     Rivers Edge Chevre    Astraea

58b: New Cheese – blue. Open to any new cheese first marketed after 01/10/2008
BRONZE    Willow Hill Farm (VT)    Vaquero Blue

58c: New Cheese – with additives. Open to any new cheese first marketed after 01/10/2008
SILVER    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Reserve Balsamic Bella Vitano
BRONZE    Sartori Food Corp    Sartori Reserve Pastoral Blend hand rubbed with paprika
BRONZE    Holland’s Family Cheese (WI)    Mareike Gouda Clove

58d: All other new cheeses. Open to any new cheese first marketed after 01/10/2008
BRONZE    Belfiore Cheese Co.    Burata

60a: Hard cheese produced on farm or dairy with a total output not exceeding a weekly average of 2t
SILVER    Uplands Cheese Co. (WI)    Pleasant Ridge Reserve 

60c: Soft cheese produced on farm or dairy with a total output not exceeding a weekly average of 2t 
BRONZE    Harley Farms Goat Dairy (CA)    Garlic Herb Fromage Blanc

62c: Gouda – made before 01/09/2008
SILVER    Holland’s Family Cheese    Mareike Gouda Super
SILVER    Holland’s Family Cheese    Mareike Gouda Overarige

62d: Gouda – made after 01/09/2008
BRONZE    Bravo Farms Handmade Cheese (CA)    Tulare Cannonball   
BRONZE    Holland’s Family Cheese    Mareike Gouda Aged

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