Bijou Wins Big in Wisconsin!
March 08, 2019 // by Betsy Thompson
Vermont Creamery won 6 awards at the US Championship Cheese Contest this week, including a "Best of Class" title for Bijou! Our little aged Bijou buttons were amongst the top 20 cheeses in the nation at the biennial contest held in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
“It is a true honor and a thrill to win in Wisconsin,” said Vermont Creamery president, Adeline Druart. “These awards belong to our talented team of makers; whose dedication and expertise shine through in the delicious dairy we craft every day in Vermont.”
Sea salt and maple cultured butter won second place in its category, while Coupole, Cremont, Vanilla Crème Fraîche and Fresh Crottin all took third. This is the second U.S. Championship Cheese Contest award for Coupole, Cremont and Fresh Crottin since 2011.
The Championship Cheese Contest is the largest technical cheese competition in the country. The biennial competition drew 2,555 entries from 35 states; Vermont Creamery was among five Vermont cheesemakers to win awards. Each entry was judged on its flavor, body, texture, color, salt, finish and packaging.
For the complete list of the winners, visit https://usccc.myentries.org/.