Pine River Sweeps Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Contest for Second Consecutive Year

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For the second year, Pine River won first, second and third place in the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese Blue Ribbon Dairy Contest held in West Allis, Wisconsin. . This is the 9th time that the cheese maker has won the category in the last 14 competitions.

Pine River’s Grilled Onion Cold Cheese Spread won the Blue Ribbon, followed by Garlic & Herb Cold Cheese Spread in second and Pepper Jack Cold Cheese Spread in third.

“We come from America’s Dairyland, along with some of the best cheesemakers in the world, so it’s a great honor to win this competition year after year,” said Phil Lindemann, CEO of Pine River. “We are fortunate to have a dedicated team that takes pride in the products we make and delivers on our promise to make the best cheese spreads, using the highest quality Wisconsin dairy ingredients.”

Pine River continues to dominate the spreadable cheese category, winning the top three spots at the 2022 World Championship Cheese Competition, third place at the 2022 International Cheese & Dairy Awards, and two Best-in-Class awards at the 2020 World Championships and State States 2019. Cheese competition. To view the latest company awards, visit

More than 300 entries, divided into 40 classes of cheese, sour cream, butter, yogurt and milk, were submitted to the competition, which was held June 23 at WI State Fair Park. Winners will be recognized at the Blue Ribbon Dairy Auction on August 11, which raises funds to support scholarships and the efforts of the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board.

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