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Rivers Edge Chevre’s Up in Smoke Wins Best American Cheese

Rivers Edge Chevre’s Up in Smoke Wins Best American Cheese


During the annual Guild of Fine Foods World Cheese Awards, Rivers Edge Chèvre’s Up in Smoke was chosen as the “Best American Cheese.” This announcement follows the Oregon-based farmstead goat cheese producer’s Humbug Mountain winning “Best USA Cheese” during the annual International Cheese Awards in Nantwich, England.

David Gremmels, co-owner of Rogue Creamery and one of the over 250 judges during the event, commented, “[Up in Smoke] showed and tasted brilliantly against 60 competing cheeses and the panel of 15 judges totally agreed by giving it a Supreme Super Gold and crowning it Best American Cheese.”

Up in Smoke is a hand formed 4oz round of fresh chèvre that is smoked over maple and alder and then wrapped in smoke Big Leaf Maple leaves that have been misted with bourbon, according to a press release. Rivers Edge Chèvre’s Siltcoos, a small ash coated, soft ripened wheel of chevre that is decorated with a fern was also awarded Gold in its class (Class 5514 – Any cheese that has been awarded Supreme Champion (or its equivalent) in a national or international cheese awards in any country). Siltcoos was entered in this class because it had won Best in Show at the 2012 American Dairy Goat Association’s cheese competition.

Congratulations on your most recent win, Rivers Edge Chèvre!

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