What better place to be last weekend than Cheese-a-Topia, the American Cheese Society’s annual gathering in Seattle. SoCo and surrounding environs were well represented, winning dozens of awards from more than 1462 entries.  Cheeesemakers from 225 companies, 34 states, Mexico and Canada entered.

Here are some of the big winners.

Bellwether Farms
– Fromage Blanc (1st)
– Creme Fraiche (1st)
– Blueberry Sheep Milk Yogurt (3rd)

Cowgirl Creamery
– Inverness (3rd)
– Mt. Tam (2nd)
– Devil’s Gulch (3rd)

Vella Cheese Co
– Orro Secco


Epicurean Connection

– Delice de la Vallee (1st)

Marin French Cheese
– Rouge et Noir Breakfast Cheese (2nd)
– Le Petit Dejeuner (3rd)
– Rouge et Nour Quark Plain (3rd)
– Rouge et Noir Brie (2nd)
– Rouge et Noir Camembert (3rd)
– Marin French Chevre (1st)
– La Petite Creme (3rd)
– Schlosskranz (1st)
– Marin Chevre Blue (3rd)
– Melange Blue (3rd)

Cypress Grove Chevre
– Humbolt Fog (3rd)
– Chrevre Log (1st)
– Fresh Chevre (2nd)

McClelland’s Dairy
– European Style Organic Artisan Butter (3rd)

Redwood Hill
– California Crottin (2nd)
– Goatmilk Cheddar (3rd)
– Mango Orange Pineapple Kefir (1st)
– Blueberry Pomegranate Acai Kefir (2nd)

Congrats to all!