News: Thorp – Marieke Cheese Awards (2019)


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----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 13 Mar 2019

Wisconsin dominated the 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay this week, sweeping more than half of the categories judged. ,

Marieke Gouda of Thorp claimed both the first and second runner-up positions with their Marieke Gouda Premium aged cheese and Marieke Gouda Overjarige specialty entry. Marieke Gouda came in just one-tenth of a point behind the grand champion cheese, which was a Baby Swiss Wheel made in Millersburg, Ohio.

This year's contest drew a record-breaking 2,555 entries from 35 states. Wisconsin captured 52 percent of the gold awards, including 60 of the total 116 given Companies from American's Dairyland also swept the gold, silver and bronze medals in 25 individual classes.

New York ranked second in total awards with nine golds, followed by California and Idaho, which each had six.

The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is the nation's premier technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition. It has been held biennially in Wisconsin since 1981.



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