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Originally published Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 11:48 AM

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Winners in 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest

The 2010 World Cheese Championship Cheese Contest concluded Thursday with the crowning of the world champion in Madison, Wis. Here's a list of the top three finishers, along with the winning cheese producer in each of the 79 categories judged. The list includes the state or country of origin.

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The 2010 World Cheese Championship Cheese Contest concluded Thursday with the crowning of the world champion in Madison, Wis. Here's a list of the top three finishers, along with the winning cheese producer in each of the 79 categories judged. The list includes the state or country of origin.

World Champion

- Gruyere, made by Cedric Fragniere, Emmi Kase, Kirchberg, Switzerland

First runner up

- Andeerer Traum, a smear-ripened hard cheese made by Andeer Sennerei for a self-named company in Andeer, Switzerland

Second runner up

- Gmundner Berg Premium, in the Open Class Semisoft Cheese category by Alois Pesendorfer for Gmundner Molkerei in Gmunden, Austria

Cheddar, Mild

- Mario Lemire, Agropur Cooperative, Bon-Conseil, Quebec, Canada

Cheddar, Medium

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- Tillamook County Creamery, Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tillamook, Ore.

Cheddar, Sharp

- Pierre Champagne, Agropur Cooperative, Bon-Conseil, Quebec, Canada

Cheddar, Aged 1 to 2 Years

- Team Dairygold, Dairygold Co-op for Irish Dairy Board, Dublin, Ireland

Cheddar, Aged 2 Years or Longer

- Kiel Cheesemakers, Land O'Lakes Inc., Kiel, Wis.

Bandaged Cheddar, Mild to Medium

- Dane Huebner, Flat Creek Lodge, Swainsboro, Ga.

Bandaged Cheddar, Sharp to Aged

- May Leach and Mateo Kehler, Cabot Creamery at The Cellars at Jasper Hill, Montpelier, Vt.

Colby

- D Shift Cheese Dept., Southwest Cheese Co., Clovis, N.M.

Monterey Jack

- Bluegrass Cheese Team, Bluegrass Dairy & Food, Glasgow, Ky.

Marbled Curd Cheese

- Tom Ramsden, Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, Wis.

Rinded Swiss Style Cheese

- Marcel Zueger, Kaserei Rohrenmoos, Lommenschwil, Switzerland

Rindless Swiss Style Cheese

- La Fromagerie, Saputo Dairy Products Canada, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Mozzarella

- Mike Stopka, Kraft Foods, Campbell, N.Y.

Mozzarella, Part Skim

- Matt York, Sorrento Lactalis, Nampa, Idaho

Provolone, Mild

- Roger Krohn, Trega Foods, Luxemburg, Wis.

Provolone, Aged

- Allen Steger, Park Cheese Co. Inc., Fond du Lac, Wis.

Ricotta

- Joe Taranto, Montena Taranto Foods Inc., Ridgefield, N.J.

Parmesan

- Dan Szczepanski, BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Denmark, Wis.

Baby Swiss Style

- Maasdam Team, Friesland Campina Cheese, Wolvega, Friesland, The Netherlands

Feta

- Rostom Baghdassarian, Karoun Dairies Inc., Sun Valley, Calif.

Feta, Flavored

- Team Krusa, Arla Foods Krusa Mejeri, Krusa, Denmark

Havarti

- John Yttri, Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, Wis.

Havarti, Flavored

- Torben Pradsgaard, Arla Foods Nr. Vium Mejeri, Videbak, Denmark

Gorgonzola

- Jeff Jirik, Faribault Dairy Co. Inc., Faribault, Minn.

Gruyere

- Cedric Fragniere, Cedric Fragniere for Emmi Kase AG, Kirchberg, Switzerland

String Cheese

- Zeljko Ivanovic, Sorrento Lactalis, Nampa, Idaho

Cottage Cheese

- Cottage Team, Westby Co-op Creamery, Westby, Wis.

Fresh Mozzarella

- D. Dolliver, Kraft Foods, Campbell, N.Y.

Blue Veined, Exterior Molding

- Jindi Cheese Makers, Jindi Cheese Ltd., Jindivick, Victoria, Australia

Blue Veined

- Michael Stub Holm, Bornholms Andelsmejeri, Klemensker, Denmark

Brick, Muenster

- Dave Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, Wis.

Brie

- Jacques Brillet, Isigny Sainte Mere, Isigny Sainte Mere, France

Camembert and Other Surface (Mold) Ripened Cheeses

- La Maison Alexis de Portneuf, Saputo Dairy Products Canada, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Edam

- Team Marum, Friesland Campina Cheese, Wolvega, Friesland, The Netherlands

Gouda

- Gouda Team, Friesland Campina Cheese, Wolvega, Friesland, The Netherlands

Gouda, Aged

- Westland Cheese Team, Westland Kaasspecialiteiten BV, Huizen, The Netherlands

Gouda, Flavored

- Holland's Family Cheese Team, Holland's Family Cheese LLC, Thorp, Wis.

Quesos Frescos

- Rostom Baghdassarian, Karoun Dairies Inc., Sun Valley, Calif.

Quesos para Fundir

- Dennis Schliem, Zimmerman Cheese, Wiota, Wis.

Smear Ripened Soft Cheeses

- La Maison Alexis de Portneuf, Saputo Dairy Products Canada, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Smear Ripened Semisoft Cheeses

- Jeremy Stephenson, Farms for City Kids Foundation, Reading, Vt.

Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses

- Andeer Sennerei, Andeer Sennerei, Andeer, Switzerland

Pepper Flavored 'American' Style Cheeses

- Haris Hidanovic, Glanbia Foods Inc., Twin Falls, Idaho

Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)

- Team Two, Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, Wis.

Flavored Soft Cheeses

- Thomas Aiello, Sun Re Cheese Corp., Sunbury, Pa.

Flavored Semisoft Cheeses

- Josef Metzler, Rupp Kaseexport, Horbranz, Austria

Flavored Hard Cheeses

- Kerry Henning, Henning Cheese Inc., Kiel, Wis.

Flavored Cheeses with Sweet or 'Dessert' Condiments

- Jadranka Kulasevic, Glanbia Foods Inc., Twin Falls, Idaho

Smoked Cheeses

- Soft Ripened Packaging Team, Kolb Lena Cheese Co., Lena, Ill.

Open Class Soft Cheeses

- Bill Codr, BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Denmark, Wis.

Open Class Semisoft Cheeses

- Alois Pesendorfer Crew, Gmundner Molkerei, Gmunden, Austria

Open Class Hard Cheeses

- Werner Wolf and Team, Obersteirische Molkerei, Knittelfeld, Austria

Reduced Fat Hard Cheeses

- Shaun Hooth, Trega Foods-Green Meadows, Hull, Iowa

Reduced Fat Soft and Semisoft Cheeses

- Team Steenderen, Friesland Campina Cheese, Wolvega, Friesland, The Netherlands

Lowfat Cheeses

- Ricotta Packaging, Sorrento Lactalis, Buffalo, N.Y.

Reduced Sodium Cheeses

- Denis Delalic, Glanbia Foods Inc., Twin Falls, Idaho

Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food

- Michael Kraemer, Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese, Watertown, Wis.

Cold Pack Cheese Spread

- Bel Brands Merkts Orange Team, Bel Brands USA Inc., Kaukauna, Wis.

Spreadable Cheeses

- Rigid Team, Kraft Foods, Beaver Dam, Wis.

Flavored Spreadable Cheeses

- Alouette Team, Bongrain Cheese USA, New Holland, Pa.

Pasteurized Process Cheeses

- Team Birkum, Arla Foods Birkum Ost, Odense SO, Denmark

Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses

- Doktor Smith Shuler, Yancey's Fancy Inc., Corfu, N.Y.

Soft Goat's Milk Cheeses

- Adeline Druart & Team, Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, Websterville, Vt.

Flavored Soft Goat's Milk Cheeses

- Helene Rossard, Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, Wis.

Surface (Mold) Ripened Goat's Milk Cheeses

- Cypress Grove Chevre, Cypress Grove Chevre, Arcata, Calif.

Semi-soft Goat's Milk Cheeses

- Misty Gobrecht, Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, Wis.

Flavored Semisoft Goat's Milk Cheeses

- Evin Evans, Split Creek Farm LLC, Anderson, S.C.

Hard Goat's Milk Cheeses

- Cypress Grove Chevre, Cypress Grove Chevre, Arcata, Calif.

Soft and Semisoft Sheep's Milk Cheeses

- El Gran Cardenal, El Gran Cardenal SA, Medina Del Campo, Spain

Flavored Soft and Semisoft Sheep's Milk Cheeses

- The Cheesemaking Team, Over the Moon Dairy Company Ltd., Putaruru, New Zealand

Surface (Mold) Ripened Sheep's Milk Cheeses

- Faiko Memisevic, Central Quesera Montesinos, S.L, Jumilla Murcia, Spain

Hard Sheep's Milk Cheeses

- Ilbesa Production Team, Ilbesa Benavente, Spain

Soft and Semisoft Mixed Milk Cheeses

- The Cheesemaking Team, Over the Moon Dairy Company Ltd., Putaruru, New Zealand

Flavored Soft and Semisoft Mixed Milk Cheeses

- Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese Co., La Valle, Wis.

Surface (Mold) Ripened Mixed Milk Cheeses

- Dane Huebner, Flat Creek Lodge, Swainsboro, Ga.

Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses - Sid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese Co., La Valle, Wis.

Salted Butter

- Butter Team No. 2, O-AT-KA Milk Products, Batavia, N.Y.

Unsalted Butter

- Butter Team No. 1, O-AT-KA Milk Products, Batavia, N.Y.

Open Class Shredded Cheese, Flavored and Unflavored

- Team Plymouth, Sartori Foods Corp., Plymouth, Wis.

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Source: 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest.

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