Maryland Cheese Guild

Homemade Cheese Contest — 2013 Winners!

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

Cows’ Milk Cheese

Fresh – Plain: 1st Jerry Nelson Stracchino
2nd Linda Harris Farmer’s Cheese
Special Diet 1st Micki Palmer Low Fat/Low Salt
Fresh – Flavored: Savory 1st Jerry Nelson Neufchantel
w/ Herbs (CHAMPION)
1st Linda Harris Farmer’s Cheese
w/ Chives
2nd Kunni Biener Farmer’s Cheese
w/ Dill
3rd Kunni Biener Farmer’s Cheese
w/ Basil
4th Linda Harris Farmer’s Cheese
w/ Basil & Garlic
Fresh – Flavored: Sweet 1st Linda Harris Honey-Lime
(GRAND CHAMPION)
2nd Micki Palmer Maple-Walnut
2nd Kunni Biener Honey
(made with vinegar)
Aged 1st Beth Richwine Feta
2nd Elise Cohen Cheshire Red
2nd Jerry Nelson Cambazola

Goat's Milk Cheese

Fresh – Plain 1st Kathy Lyons Chevre (CHAMPION)
2nd Laurel Gill Chevre
Fresh – Flavored 1st Kathy Lyons Chevre
w/ Rosemary & Lemon
2nd Laurel Gill Chevre w/ Roasted Hazelnut & Honey
Aged—Semi Firm 1st Kathy Lyons St. Maure
2nd Elise Cohen Chevre in Ash
Aged—Firm 1st Enzo Livia Cacciottina 
(GRAND CHAMPION)
2nd Beth Richwine Drunken Goat
3rd Enzo Livia Smoked Goat
w/ Fig Jam

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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See 2012 contest results

See 2013 contest results

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