SUGARCREEK, Ohio — This is the third and final contest held during the year to determine the 2013 grand and reserve champion cheesemakers.
The winners are as follows:
- Swiss classification, Gold (first place), Guggisberg Cheese Co., Millersburg; silver (second place), Broad Run Cheese, Dover; Bronze (third place), Pearl Valley Cheese Co., Fresno.
- Other Swiss cheese was entered by E. S. Steiner Dairy LLC, Baltic. Open classification: Gold, Bunker Hill Cheese, Millersburg, (Jalapeno Yogurt).
- Silver, E. S. Steiner Dairy LLC, Baltic, (Muenster); bronze, Pearl Valley Cheese Co., Fresno, (Farmers).
- Other cheeses in this classification included multiple varieties of colby, lacy baby, pepper jack, gouda, marble, baby Swiss, aged Swiss, smoked Swiss, jalapeno muenster and chipotle jack.
The 2013 grand champion title went to Guggisberg Cheese Co. of Millersburg, with the reserve championship going to Broad Run Dairy, Dover.
Judges for the contest were Tom Mueller and John Jorg, former cheesemakers; Kevin Watts and Doug Randles, cheese buyers. All cheese was judged Grade A.