Northwest Cheesemakers Win at 2008 World Cheese Awards

Estrella Family CreameryThree Northwest cheesemakers won awards at the recent World Cheese Awards held this year in Dublin, Ireland. Estrella Family Creamery cleaned up with five awards, Beecher's won one and Rogue Creamery won two for its blues. These wins are impressive considering that they were competing against an incredible 2400 cheeses from all around the world.....and it's further proof that Northwest cheeses are on a par with great artisan cheeses made around the world. For complete results, see the WCA website here. Estrella Family Creamery

Gold - Semi Hard Goat's Milk Cheese (plain) - Grisdale Goat Gold - Hard Smoked Cheese - Weebles

Silver - Cheese Made From the Milk of More Than One Species - Caldwell Crick Chevrette

Silver - Cow's Milk Cheese With Additives - Bea Truffled

Silver - Semi Hard Cheese Not in Any Other Category - Old Apple Tree Tomme

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

Bronze - Cheddar with Savory Additives - Marco Polo Reserve

Rogue Creamery

Gold - Cheese Made From Milk of More Than One Species - Echo Mountain Blue

Silver - Blue Cheese Made Outside the UK - Oregonzola