When it comes to mozzarella, Agropur master cheesemaker Roger Krohn is the top of his class. His low moisture, part skim mozzarella edged out the fresh mozzarella from Waterloo-based Crave Brothers by just a tenth of a point with a score of 98.4. Krohn, who celebrated his 45th year at the Luxemburg plant earlier this year, explains how cheese entries can win by such razor-thin margins.
Krohn credits good quality milk from area farmers, great starter cultures from the Madison and Milwaukee, and experience for being able to win the mozzarella division. Agropur also had winning entries from its other Wisconsin plants in the mild cheddar, aged cheddar, and feta categories.