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Top cheeses in competition

Chapel Hill Creamery took top honors in the North Carolina State Fair International Cheese Competition sponsored by the Whole Foods Market.

The dairy’s Carolina Moon, a Camembert-style cheese, won Best of North Carolina and Best of Show in the Open Class Soft Ripened cheese with a score of 98.

Boat Shed Cheese of Victoria, Australia, won the Best International Cheese for its Chelsea Blue, a Stilton-style blue cheese, in the Open Class Hard Cheese with a score of 97.

Eight cheese makers submitted 36 cheeses for the competition. A team of six judges rated the cheeses on technical and aesthetic merits using the American Cheese Society’s point system: gold medal, 93-100 points; silver, 86-92; and bronze, 80-85.

Swiss Style
Gold medal: Chapel Hill Creamery
Mozzarella
Gold medal: Chapel Hill Creamery
Feta
Silver medals: Chapel Hill Creamery; Kilby Family Farm, Asheboro; Buffalo Creek Farms, Germanton
Bronze medal: Paradox Farm Creamery, West End
Flavored Hard Cheese
Silver medal: Boat Shed Cheese, Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia
Flavored Soft Cheese
Gold medal: Goat Lady Dairy, Climax
Silver medal: Chapel Hill Creamery
Smear Ripened Cheese
Silver medals: Chapel Hill Creamery; Looking Glass Creamery
Open Class, Soft Ripened
Gold medals: Chapel Hill Creamery; Looking Glass Creamery
Silver medals: Goat Lady Dairy with two; Looking Glass Creamery
Open Class, Soft and Spreadable
Silver Medal: Chapel Hill Creamery
Open Class, Semi-Soft Cheese
Silver medals: Goat Lady Dairy with two
Open Class, Hard Cheese
Gold medals: Boat Shed Cheese; Chapel Hill Creamery
Bronze medal: Looking Glass Creamery
Goat’s Milk Fresh Chevre Cheese (Flavored)
Gold medals: Goat Lady Dairy with two
Silver medal: Boat Shed Cheese
Bronze medals: Buffalo Creek Farms with two; Paradox Farm Creamery
Goat’s Milk Fresh Chevre Cheese (Unflavored)
Gold medal: Goat Lady Dairy
Silver medal: Holly Grove Farms, Mount Olive; Paradox Farm Creamery
Bronze medal: Buffalo Creek Farms, Germanton
Goat’s Milk Aged Cheese
Bronze medal: Boat Shed Cheese
Sheep and Mixed Milk Cheese
Silver medal: Boat Shed Cheese
American Originals Open Cow or Goat’s milk
Silver medal: Goat Lady Dairy, Climax
Bronze medal: Looking Glass Creamery, Fairview

 

 

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