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American Cheese Society's 2015 Votes are In

American Cheese Society's 2015 Votes are In

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

After seeing 1,779 entries from 267 companies, the American Cheese Society votes are in.

The #ACSCheeseCamp Judging & Competition Awards Ceremony starts at 4:30pm tonight at the Vets Auditorium. Check out the live stream on our website!

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Glengarry Fine Cheese’s Celtic Blue Reserve took home the coveted “Best in Show” title, according to an ACS press release. The announcement was made at the 32nd Annual ACS Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, last Friday.

Best of Show Winner "Celtic Blue Reserve" from Glengarry Fine Cheese

“This is not only for me, but for Canada,” Margaret Peters-Morris, Owner of Glengarry Fine Cheese, said in the release. “This win is very important for the Canadian dairy industry. We have the confidence, and we can do this as well as anybody!”

Emmi Roth USA's "Roth Private Reserve" - one of two Overall Second Place winners.

LaClare Farms Specialties, LLC’s Standard Market Cave Aged Chandoka and Emmi Roth USA’s Roth’s Private Reserve (both based in Wisconsin) tied for second place overall, with third place going to Cellars at Jasper Hill of Vermont’s Harbison.

Overall, 31 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces were represented this year, with 350 ribbons awarded, including:

  • 95 first place ribbons
  • 127 second place ribbons
  • 133 third place ribbons

Click here to see a full list of this year’s winners.

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The ACS also hosted a “Winner’s Circle” media briefing on Saturday morning, August 1st, where ACS Judging and Competition Chair Tom Kooiman presented key highlights from the Awards Ceremony. Afterwards there was a Brunch of Champions, where those in attendance were able to sample winning cheeses, yogurts, and butters.

Next year’s 33rd Annual ACS Conference & Competition is slated for Des Moines, Iowa, from July 27th to July 30th, 2016. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, and we look forward to next year’s event!

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Founded in 1983, the American Cheese Society is the leader in promoting and supporting American cheeses.

Glengarry Fine Cheese is located in Eastern Ontario just north of the village of Lancaster. We specialize in Fine Artisan style cheese from cow and goat milk. We manufacture our cheese on...