Was a total BLAST!! to attend my first annual ACS conference last week in Madison. Here’s the official announcement of the competition winners- click the link below to see every category.
2013 ACS JUDGING & COMPETITION RESULTS
August 2, 2013
The American Cheese Society (ACS) is a not-for-profit trade organization founded in 1983 to support the North American artisan and specialty cheese industry. ACS provides advocacy, education, business development, and networking opportunities for members of the cheese industry, while striving to continually raise the quality and availability of cheese in North America.
The cheesemakers listed below represent all of the entrants in the 2013 ACS Judging
& Competition: our largest ever, with 257 companies submitting 1,794 different products. Winners in each category are listed separately. Unlike other cheese competitions, where cheeses are only graded down for technical defects, ACS’s goal is to give positive recognition to those cheeses that are of the highest quality in their aesthetic and technical evaluation. As a result, the highest quality cheeses are those that ACS feels deserve the recognition of an award, based on a minimum number of points awarded (totaling 100 points possible) for first, second, or third place. In categories or sub-categories where the minimum number of points is not earned, no award is given.
Our congratulations go out to all of the dedicated, passionate, creative producers who work daily to bring the traditions of North American cheese to life, to market, and to the largest ACS Judging & Competition to date.
Best of Show
Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT
Grafton Village Cheese, VT
3rd Place (Tie)
Bleu Mont Dairy
Bleu Mont Dairy
Big Sky Grana