Sheepʼs Milk Ricotta-Open Category for Sheepʼs Milk & Mixed Milks 2011 American Cheese Society Competition: 1st Place

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AS: Open Category made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks

1st Fruition Farms Dairy & Creamery, CO
Fruition Farms Whole Sheep’s Milk Ricotta

2nd Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, NY
Ricotta

3rd Bellwether Farms, CA
Ricotta – Sheep Milk

About the American Cheese Society Conference & Competition

The American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation, and promotion of farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. Over 1,400 members strong, ACS provides advocacy, education, business development, and networking opportunities for cheesemakers, retailers, enthusiasts, and extended industry. ACS strives to continually raise the quality and availability of cheese in the Americas.

Since its founding in 1983, ACS proudly hosts North America’s foremost annual educational conference and world-renowned cheese judging and competition. The ACS Conference & Competition – a gathering of cheesemakers, merchandisers, retailers, distributors, academicians, food writers, and enthusiasts from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe – celebrates American artisan, farmstead, and specialty cheese.

More than 750 individuals attended the 2011 conference in Montréal – the first ever held outside of the United States. The 2011 Judging & Competition saw a record number of entries: 1,676 cheeses and cultured milk products from 258 different companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

The 29th Annual Conference and 28th Annual Judging & Competition will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 1-3, 2012.

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