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Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company Wins at World Champion Cheese Contest; Kuba Hemmerling Comments

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company Wins at World Champion Cheese Contest; Kuba Hemmerling Comments


MADISON, WI
Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

An award was recently won by Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company at the World Championship Cheese Contest. The cheesemaker’s Bay Blue won its category, blue veined cheeses with exterior molding, with a top score of 99.55.

Kuba Hemmerling, Head Cheese Maker and Vice President of Operations, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company“We are thrilled with Bay Blue’s 1st Place award at the World Competition,” said Kuba Hemmerling, Vice President of Operations. According to a press release, a total of 25 countries and 32 U.S. states were represented in the 2024 contest.

With an impressive 84 Best of Class finishes, American cheesemakers earned the highest number of gold medals, the release noted. This year, 3,302 entries from around the world competed across 142 categories.

At the World Championship Cheese Contest, Point Reyes’ Bay Blue won its category—blue veined cheeses with exterior molding—with a top score of 99.55From March 5–7, a team of 53 internationally renowned dairy experts from 19 nations evaluated cheese, butter, and yogurt through visual inspection and sensory evaluation.

“Bay Blue has long been a favorite of cheese lovers—to still be receiving accolades from this esteemed group of critical judges is just awesome,” Connie Concon, National Sales Director, stated. “Our customers have known for years what a special cheese Bay Blue is, enjoying its beautiful natural rind and fudgy texture along with its delicately balanced flavor of savory and sweet. This cheese deserves every award it receives!”

Congratulations to Point Reyes!

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
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