Maryland Cheese Guild

Homemade Cheese Contest — 2012 Winners!

All cheeses awarded by merit. More than one blue ribbon may be awarded per category.

** Grand Champion

Cows’ Milk Cheese

Fresh – Plain: 1st Sara Dixon*
2nd Megan McHugh
Fresh – Flavored: Savory 1st Karen Buscemi* Mozzarella
1st Kelly Wright Chive
2nd Megan McHugh Bacon
Fresh Flavored: Sweet            1st Akim Alam* Sweet Bangladeshi
1st Akim Alam    Crystal Cheese
1st Micki Palmer Maple-Walnut
Aged  1st Holly Foster Blue
1st Holly Foster Plain Feta-style
1st Beth Richwine** Camembert
2nd Holly Foster Marinated Feta
2nd Holly Foster Marinated Feta
2nd Beth Richwine Waxed Gouda-style
Special Diet: 1st Micki Palmer** Low-fat (chive)
2nd Kunni Biener No salt/No citrus (plain)

Goat’s Milk Cheese

Fresh – Plain: 1st Laurel Gill
Fresh – Flavored: 1st Laurel Gill Garlic & Onion
2nd Beth Richwine Herb de Provence

Sheep’s Milk Cheese

Fresh—Plain: 1st Colleen Histon Farmer’s Plain
2nd Colleen Histon Farmer’s Garlic & Herb
Aged: 1st Colleen Histon Tomme**
2nd Colleen Histon Colby-style
3rd Colleen Histon Raw Milk Feta

Contest Categories:

  • Goat’s milk, plain fresh
  • Goat’s milk, flavored fresh
  • Goat’s milk, aged
  • Cow’s milk, plain fresh
  • Cow’s milk, flavored fresh
  • Cow’s milk, aged
  • Sheep’s milk
  • Other (mixed milk, low fat, etc)

Fresh cheeses must be made with pasteurized milk. Raw milk cheeses must be aged at least 60 days

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