Press Release


Vermont Creamery won big in the other dairy state this week, taking home three awards and two coveted Best-in-Class titles at the World Championship Cheese Contest held biannually in Madison, Wisconsin on March 5.

Herb Goat Cheese, a fresh goat cheese log rolled in rosemary, basil, oregano and thyme and Vanilla Crème Fraiche, a rich, cultured cream laced with Madagascar vanilla, both won Best-in-Class in their categories. Coupole, a dense and flavorful dome-shaped aged goat cheese took home second place in its category.

“We are always proud to win in Wisconsin,” said Adeline Druart, president of Vermont Creamery. “Our bettermakers’ passion for perfecting their craft is obvious in the work they do every day, and as we experience a period of conscious growth, our talented team has proven that superlative quality and flavor is in our DNA.”

This is the second World Championship Cheese Contest Best-in-Class award for Coupole and the first for Herb Chèvre and Vanilla Crème Fraîche.

This year 55 judges from around the world gathered to assess a record 3,667 entries from 26 countries. The World Championship Cheese Contest is the largest technical cheese and butter competition in the world.

To view the full list of winners, click here. To learn more about Vermont Creamery, or use our online store finder to find a retailer near you, visit

About Vermont Creamery

Founded in 1984 and B Corp certified since 2014, Vermont Creamery is a pioneer of artisan cheese, winning countless national and international awards for their suite of cheeses and cultured dairy products, while supporting a network of family farms and promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. Ranked in June 2021 in the top 10% of most purposeful brands, according to the 2021 Purpose Power Index, Vermont Creamery is an independently operated subsidiary of Minnesota-based Dairy Cooperative Land ‘O Lakes, Inc. For more information, visit

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