ACS 2010 Competition Best of Show: Extra Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve from Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, Wis.
Cheesemakers from 225 companies in 34 states, Canada and Mexico were represented. Of the 1,462 total entries, Wisconsin cheesemakers captured the most awards of any state with 98. Among the big winners were Carr Valley Cheese with 18, BelGioioso Cheese Inc. with seven and Sartori Foods with six awards. Québec cheesemakers took home 16 ribbons at this year's competition, with Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, Damafro Inc. and Fromagerie Abbaye Saint-Benoît du Lac among its top winners. Click here to download the complete list of ACS competition winners.
ACS is a nonprofit trade organization that encourages the understanding, appreciation and promotion of farmstead and natural specialty cheeses. The 2011 ACS Conference and Competition will take place in Montreal, Québec. For more information, visit www.cheesesociety.org.