You can add another prestigious title to the cheese curds from Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese in Luxemburg. Just over a month after capturing the top prize at the Wisconsin State Fair, Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese’s curds took the top two spots at the World Dairy Expo’s Championship Dairy Product Contest in Madison last week in the open class cheese category. The cheese curds scored 99.4 and 99.18 points out of 100 respectively, narrowly edging out a Caramel Chocolate Chip Dessert Cheese Ball coated in pecans from Sun Prairie-based Scott’s of Wisconsin. Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese Operations Manager Ben Shibler is thrilled they were able to capture titles in consecutive events.
Shibler and the Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese team also garnered second and third place awards in the string cheese category. Door Artisan Cheese in Egg Harbor was also honored for its cheese. Its Chipotle Gouda won the Pepper Flavored Natural Cheese category and its Over Three Year Cheddar took third in the Aged Cheddar category. Other varieties of cheese, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, fluid milk, whipping cream, sour cream, and whey were also honored. The winners will be formally recognized at the World Dairy Expo, which is held annually in Madison from September 28th to October 2nd.
This story originally said Ron's Wisconsin Cheese was the local cheesemaker to win an award at this particular contest. The story now reflects the achievements of Door Artisan Cheese, which placed in two separate categories as well. NEW Radio congratulates Door Artisan Cheese and apologizes for the omission.
Picture from the Wisconsin State Fair courtesy of Ron's Wisconsin Cheese