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More Cheese Awards: Finalists in the 2013 Good Food Awards announced

Congratulations to this year’s batch of finalists in the now, annual Good Food Awards.

“The Good Food Awards were created through a collaboration of food producers, farmers, food journalists and independent grocers organized by Seedling Projects. This team has nominated judges from across the country to select the 99 winners honored in a special ceremony hosted by Alice Waters in San Francisco on the evening of January 18, 2013. To showcase the winners among the broader food-loving public, there will be a vibrant Good Food Marketplace on January 19, 2013. Visitors to the marketplace can taste, buy and meet the producers behind theses award-winning foods, surrounded by the spectacular Saturday Farmers’ Market at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building.”

I can count ten of the fourteen nominees among the cheeses I’ve had, several of which have been reviewed here on the blog. Do you have any favorites among them? Certainly Andy Hatch’s Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Cobb Hill’s Ascutney Mountain would be on my personal short list.

Avalanche Cheese Company, Goat Cheddar Colorado 2nd Annual Good Food Awards: 2011 Cheese Winners!
Barinaga Ranch, Txiki California
Bellwether Farms, Whole Milk Ricotta California
Briar Rose Creamery, Briar Rose Chevre Oregon
Carr Valley Cheese Company, Cave Aged Marisa Wisconsin
Cobb Hill Cheese, Ascutney Mountain Vermont
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Petit Frere Wisconsin
CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley, CROPP Blue Wisconsin
Gina’s Homemade, Gina’s Ricotta Arizona
Nature’s Harmony Farm, Fortsonia Gruyere Georgia
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., Bay Blue California
Spring Brook Farm, Tarentaise Vermont
Uplands Cheese Company, Pleasant Ridge Reserve Wisconsin
Weirauch Farm & Creamery, Saint Rose California

Ascutney Mountain

Ascutney Mountain

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