Northwest Cheesemakers Win Awards at 2006 ACS Conference

northwest cheesemakers winnersThe results are in, and Northwest Cheesemakers pulled in an impressive amount of awards at the American Cheese Society conference this past week. For the complete list of categories and winners, see the ACS website here. Here's a rundown of our regional winners, in alphabetical order:  

Ballard Family Dairy & Cheese

Idaho Garlic Herb Cheese Curds 2nd Place Flavored Cheeses (Herbs, Spices, etc.)

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

Flagship Reserve 3rd Place Cow's Milk Cheddar Aged Less Than 12 Months

Flagship (Aged 2 yrs) 2nd Place Mature Cheddars Aged between 25 and 35 Months

No Woman 2nd Place Flavored Cheeses (Flavored with Chile Peppers, All Milks)

Black Sheep Creamery

Feta 2nd Place Feta (Sheep's Milk)

Estrella Family Creamery

Bea Truffled 2nd Place Farmstead Cheeses (Open Category, Cow's Milk)

Grisdale Goat 1st Place Aged Goat's Milk Cheeses

Caldwell Crik Chevrette 1st Place Farmstead Cheeses (Goat's Milk)

Fraga Farm

Aged Raw Feta 1st Place Feta (Goat's Milk)

Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy

Pacific Porcini 3rd Place Washed Rind Cheees (Goat's Milk)

Rogue Creamery

Chipotle Cheddar 2nd Place  Cheddars (Flavor Added)

Rollingstone Chevre

Brandywine (banon style) 1st Place, Fresh Goat's Milk Cheeses (Flavor Added)

Silver Falls Creamery

Chevre 2nd Place  Fresh Goat's Milk Cheeses

Tumalo Farms

Peppercorn 1st Place Flavored Cheeses (Peppercorns or Savory Spices)

Pond Hopper 1st Place Flavored Cheeses (Goat's Milk)

Washington State University Creamery

Fire! 2nd Place Low Fat/Low Salt Cheeses (Flavor Added)

Willamette Valley Cheese Company

Farmstead Gouda 2nd Place  American Made/International Style

Queso Fresco 1st Place Hispanic & Portugese Style Cheeses (Fresh Unripened)

Cumin Gouda 1st Place Farmstead Cheeses - Flavor Added (All Milks)

Wine Pomace Gouda 2nd Place  Marinated Cheeses (Cow's Milk)

Perrydale 3rd Place American Originals (Sheep's Milk or Mixed Milks)