Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Contest Results | WFRV Local 5

Dairy makers across the state submitted more than 300 entries for the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Contest, which took place June 23 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. The competition included more than 40 courses of cheese, sour cream, butter, yogurt and milk.

The 2022 Grand Master Cheesemaker, Grand Champion Butter, Grand Champion Yogurt, Grand Champion Sour Cream and Grand Champion Milk will be announced at the Blue Ribbon Dairy Auction on Thursday, August 11 in Wisconsin State Fair Park. The Blue Ribbon Dairy Auction is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board. Proceeds from the auction fund scholarships for students pursuing dairy-related studies and support the council’s interactive educational exhibit – Dairy Lane – located in the Lower Dairy Barn at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Top entries in each class include:

Mild Cheddar

  1. Kevin Walski, AMPI-Blair, Blair, Mild Cheddar, 99.150
  2. Ankit Patel, Land O’Lakes, Kiel, Mild Cheddar, 98.875
  3. Timothy Stearns, Land O’Lakes, Kiel, Mild Cheddar, 98.725

aged cheddar

  1. Henning’s Cheese for The Artisan Cheese Exchange, The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Ltd., Sheboygan, Deer Creek The Imperial Buck 99,900
  2. Henning’s Cheese for The Artisan Cheese Exchange, The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Ltd., Sheboygan, Deer Creek The King, 99.650
  3. Henning’s Cheese for The Artisan Cheese Exchange, The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Ltd., Sheboygan, Deer Creek The Stag, 99,500

Colby, Monterey Jack

  1. Henning’s Cheese for The Artisan Cheese Exchange, The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Ltd., Deer Creek The Robin, 98.925
  2. Widmer’s Cheese Cellars Team, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, Colby Traditional, 98.375
  3. Shawn Sadler, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Jim Falls, Colby Jack Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese Blend, 98.025

Swiss Styles

  1. Team Deppeler, Chalet Cheese Co-op, Monroe, 22# Wheel Swiss, 98.400
  2. Richard Buss, Jr., Chalet Cheese Co-op, Monroe, 40# Baby Swiss, 98,000
  3. Mark Grossen, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc, Shullsburg, Baby Swiss Wheel, 97.650

Brick, Münster

  1. Tylan Saglam, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Buholzer Brothers Brick, 99.350
  2. Tylan Saglam, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Buholzer Brothers Muenster, 99.075
  3. Steve Stettler, Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, Munster, 99.050

Mozzarella

  1. Pat Doell, Agropur, Appleton, low water mozzarella cheese, whole milk, 99.400
  2. Jeremy Robinson, Agropur, Appleton, low-moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese, 99.300
  3. Ben Shibler, Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese, LLC, Luxembourg, LMPS Mozzarella Cheese Whips, 99.250

String cheese

  1. Kevin Entringer, Baker Cheese Factory Inc., Saint Cloud, low-moisture part-skim string cheese, 98,900
  2. Dan Schwind, Baker Cheese Factory Inc., Saint Cloud, Partly Skimmed Low Water String Cheese, 98.775
  3. Ben Shibler, Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese, LLC, Luxembourg, mozzarella cheese, 98.650

Marbled blue cheese

  1. Carr Valley for The Artisan Cheese Exchange, The Artisan Cheese Exchange, LTD., Sheboygan, Deer Creek The Indigo Bunting, 99,200
  2. Emmi Roth Team – Seymour, Emmi Roth, Fitchburg, Roth Buttermilk Blue Cheese, 98.675
  3. Team Mindoro, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. – Mindoro, Mindoro, Danish Blue Cheese, 98.575

Feta cheese

  1. Charles Henn, Agropur, Weyauwega, Feta cheese, 99.900
  2. Kristi Hughes Wuthrich, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Feta in brine, 99,750
  3. BB Feta Team, Agropur, Weyauwega, Feta Cheese, 99.700

Pepper flavored cheese

  1. Team Shullsburg – Jerry Soddy & Donovan Taylor, Shullsburg Creamery, Shullsburg, Salsa Cheddar, 98.725
  2. Beh Shibler, Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese, LLC, Luxembourg, Jalapeno Mozzarella Cheese Whips, 98.275
  3. Jacob Metz, Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese Co., Rudolph, Pepper Jack, 98.225

Flavored soft cheese

  1. Crave Brothers Team, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, Mascarpone Chocolate, 99.700
  2. Amanda Gutzmer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Tomato & Basil Feta, 99,600
  3. Amanda Gutzmer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Feta Mediterranean Odyssey, 99.550

Flavored semi-soft cheese

  1. Lake Country Dairy, Schuman Lake Country Dairy Cheese, Turtle Lake, Garden Tomato Hand Rubbed Fontal, 99.400
  2. Shadow Creamery clock, Milwaukee, 99.100
  3. Crave Brothers Team, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, Fresh Marinated Mozzarella, 98,900

Smoked cheese

  1. Roger Krohn, Agropur, Appleton, smoked provolone, 99.100
  2. Jeremy Robinsin, Agropur, Appleton, smoked provolone, 98.925
  3. Pat Doell, Agropur, Appleton, smoked provolone, 98.675

Flavored hard cheese

  1. Team Shullsburg – Jerry Soddy & Donovan Taylor, Shullsburg Creamery, Shullsburg, Maple Bacon Cheddar, 99.700
  2. Diane Klatkiewicz, Sartori Company, Plymouth, Espresso BellaVitano 99.575
  3. Jerome Jones, Sartori Company, Plymouth, Merlot BellaVitano, 99.450

Aged cheese smear

  1. Emmi Roth – Monroe, Emmi Roth, Fitchburg, Original Roth Grand Cru Wheel, 99.150
  2. Emmi Roth – Monroe, Emmi Roth, Fitchburg, Roth Grand Cru Reserve Wheel, 99.025
  3. Jon Metzig, Union Star Cheese, Fremont, washed rind soft cheese, 98.550

Cold cheese, Edible cheese

  1. Team Pine River, Pine River Prepack, Newton, Grilled Onion Cold Spread Cheese, 99.950
  2. Team Pine River, Pine River Prepack, Newton, Garlic & Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.875
  3. Team Pine River, Pine River Prepack, Newton, Pepper Jack Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.850

Pasteurized Processed Cheese, Cheese Shop, Spreadable Cheese

  1. AMPI’s Dinner Bell Creamery, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Portage, American and Swiss Monterey Jack Cheese with Red Bell Peppers and Jalapeno Peppers, 98.925
  2. AMPI’s Dinner Bell Creamery, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Portage, American Easy Melt Cheese Loaf, 98.875
  3. AMPI’s Dinner Bell Creamery, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Portage, American Cheese slice-on-slice, 98.825

Low-fat or low-fat cheese

  1. Anthony Dew, Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, Farmers Reduced Fat, 98.475
  2. Steve Webster, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta, 98.425
  3. Ron Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Reduced Fat Mediterranean Flavor Feta, 98.075

Open class – Soft and spreadable cheese

  1. Lake Country Dairy, Schuman Cheese Lake Country Dairy, Turtle Lake, Cello Mascarpone, 99.750
  2. Crave Brothers Team, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, Fresh Mozzarella – A, 99,600
  3. Brian Crave, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, Mascarpone, 99.500

havarti

  1. Decatur Cheesemakers, Decatur Dairy Inc., Brodhead, Havarti, 99,500
  2. Dave Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Buholzer Brothers Havarti, 99.450
  3. Steve Stettler, Decatur Dairy Inc., Brodhead, Havarti, 99.100

flavored havarti

  1. Luke Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Buholzer Brothers Dill Havarti, 99.250
  2. Team Chalet, Chalet Cheese Co-op, Monroe, Dill Havarti, 98.975
  3. Matt Henze, Decatur Dairy Inc., Brodhead, Dill Havarti, 98.925

Open Class – Semi-Hard Cheese

  1. Roger Krohn, Agropur, Appleton, provolone cheese, 98.925
  2. Pat Doell, Agropur, Appleton, provolone cheese, 98.525
  3. Lake Country Dairy, Lake Country Dairy Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, Low Moisture Fontal, 98.475

Open Class – Hard Cheese

  1. Aaron Quick, Sartori Company, Plymouth, Asiago, 99,600
  2. Lake Country Dairy, Schuman Cheese Lake Country Dairy, Turtle Lake, Cello Asiago, 98.850
  3. Lake Country Dairy, Lake Country Dairy Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, Cello Copper Kettle Parmesan, 98.800

Flavored Goat Cheese

  1. Robert Garves, Mosaic Meadows, Kaukauna, LaClare Chipotle Honey Goat Cheese, 99.700
  2. Robert Garves, Mosaic Meadows, Kaukauna, LaClare Fig and Honey Goat Cheese, 99.650
  3. Robert Garves, Mosaic Meadows, Kaukauna, LaClare Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese, 98.550

Natural goat milk cheese

  1. Robert Garves, Mosaic Meadows, Kaukauna, LaClare Creamery Original Goat Cheese, 98.650
  2. Steve Hurd, Clock Shadow Creamery, Milwaukee, Goat Ricotta, 98.050
  3. Steve Hurd, Clock Shadow Creamery, Milwaukee, Chevre, 96.750

Latin American cheese

  1. Browntown Team, V&V Supremo Foods – Chula Vista Cheese Company, Northbrook, Chihuahua Cheese, 99.225
  2. Steve Stettler, Decatur Dairy Inc., Brodhead, Asadero, 99.050
  3. John (Randy) Pitman, Mill Creek Cheese, Arena, Queso Frier, 98.900

Sheep Cheese & Mixed Milk

  1. Robert Wills, Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, Donatello, 99.800
  2. Robert Wills, Cedar Grove cheese, plain, Montague, 99,000
  3. Robert Wills, Cedar Grove Cheese, Nature, Fleance, 98.500

Gouda & Edam

  1. Ron Bechtolt, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Buholzer Brothers Gouda, 99.025
  2. Team Roelli, Roelli Cheese Co, Shullsburg, Aged Gouda, 98.725
  3. Ron Henningfeld, Hill Valley Dairy, East Troy, Whiskey Gouda, 98.675

Flavorless cheese curds

  1. Decatur Cheesemakers, Decatur Dairy Inc., Brodhead, White Curd, 99.800
  2. Steve Stettler, Decatur Dairy Inc., Brodhead, Muenster Curd, 99.575
  3. Nasonville Dairy Team, Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, Cheese Curds, 99.450

Flavored cheese curds

  1. Decatur Cheesemakers, Decatur Dairy Inc., Brodhead, Tomato Bacon Basil White Curd, 99.700
  2. Matt Henze, Decatur Dairy Inc, Brodhead, Brick Curd with Ranch, 99,650
  3. Ben Shibler, Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese, LLC, Luxembourg, Garlic Dill Cheese Curds, 99,500

Salted butter

  1. Cropp/Vallée Bio cooperative, La Farge, 99,000
  2. Cremerie Graf Inc., Bonduel, 98.150

Butter without salt

  1. Cropp Cooperative/Organic Valley, LaFarge, 98.850
  2. Cremerie Graf Inc., Bonduel, 97.350

Flavored high-protein yogurt

  1. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Vanilla Yogurt, 99.550
  2. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Peach Yogurt, 98,650

Unflavored High Protein Yogurt

  1. Klondike Cheese, Monroe, Odyssey Traditional Yogurt, 99.600
  2. Klondike cheese, Monroe, Odyssey Greek yogurt, 99.500

Open Class – Flavored Yogurt

  1. Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, Yodelay Rhubarb Swiss Yogurt, 99.800
  2. Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, Yodelay Peach-Raspberry Swiss Yogurt, 99.550
  3. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Whole Vanilla Yogurt, 99,300

Open Class – Unflavored Yogurt

  1. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Whole Fat Yogurt, 98,600

Cultured drinkable products

  1. Weber’s Farm Store, Marshfield, Low Fat Strawberry Kefir, 99,800
  2. Weber’s Farm Store, Marshfield, low fat raspberry kefir, 98.250
  3. Weber’s Farm Store, Marshfield, Low Fat Mango Kefir, 97,900

Open Class – Flavored Sour Cream

  1. Westby Coop Creamery, Westby, French Onion Sour Cream Dip, 99.800

Open Class – Unflavored Sour Cream

  1. Westby Coop Creamery, Westby, Sour Cream, 99.650
  2. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Sour Cream, 99.200
  3. Sigma Darlington, Darlington, Mexican Style Table Cream, 99.100

Low Fat Sour Cream

  1. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Reduced Fat, Greek Tzatziki, 98,500
  2. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Reduced Fat, Greek Sour Cream, 97,900
  3. Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Odyssey Reduced Fat, French Greek Onion Dip, 97.750

Fluid milk 2% – White

  1. Weber’s Farm Store, Marshfield, Reduced Fat Milk, 99,800

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