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Contest Results

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2017 U.S. CHAMPION

Mike Matucheski
Sartori
Antigo, WI
Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano
Champion Round Score: 99.018

2017 First Runner Up

Terry Lensmire
Agropur
Weyauwega, WI
Aged Cheddar
Champion Round Score:  98.813

2017 Second Runner Up

Marieke Gouda Team
Marieke Gouda
Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Belegen
Champion Round Score:  98.593

Results are in score order with only the top five scores listed.

2017 United States Championship Cheese Contest

18. Ricotta

Maker/Team
Company
Location
Score
Place
Description
Liam Callahan
Bellwether Farms
Petaluma, ca
99.50
Best of Class
Whole Milk Jersey Basket Ricotta
Tomas Robles
BelGioioso Cheese Inc.
Green Bay, WI
99.30
Second Award
BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk
Joe Taranto
Montena Taranto Foods
Ridgefield, New Jersey
98.90
Third Award
Traditional Italian
Team Salazar
Caputo Cheese
Melrose Park, IL
98.65
Ricotta Red
Ricotta Team
Lactalis American Group
Buffalo, NY
98.65
Whole Milk Milk Based Ricotta
Team Salazar
Caputo Cheese
Melrose Park, IL
98.50
Ricotta Red 16oz
Team Rizo Lopez
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.
Modesto, CA
 
unknown
Paul Torres
BelGioioso Cheese Inc
Green Bay, WI
 
BelGioioso Ricotta
Ricotta Team
Lactalis American Group
Buffalo, NY
 
Whole Milk Whey Ricotta
Saputo Lena 1st
Saputo Cheese USA
Lena, WI
 
Impasta
Team Rizo Lopez
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.
Modesto, CA
 
unknown
Ricotta Team-John Peck
Maplebrook Farm
Bennington, Vermont
 
Ricotta Alta
Ricotta Team
Lactalis American Group
Buffalo, NY
 
Part Skim Whey Ricotta
Ricotta Team
Lactalis American Group
Buffalo, NY
 
Whole Milk Ricotta
Joe Taranto
Montena Taranto Foods
Ridgefield, New Jersey
 
Old Fashion
Team Rizo Lopez
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.
Modesto, CA
 
unkown
Joe Taranto
Montena Taranto Foods
Ridgefield, New Jersey
 
Classic Italian
Saputo Lena 3rd
Saputo Cheese USA
Lena, WI
 
Whole Milk Ricotta
Narragansett Creamery
Narragansett Creamery
Providence, RI
 
Whole Milk Ricotta
Team Rizo Lopez
Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc.
Modesto, CA
 
unknown
Nuestro Queso
Nuestro Queso, LLC
Rosemont, IL
 
10lb Bucket of Ricotta from Nuestro Queso
Losurdo Foods Ricotta crew
Losurdo foods Inc
Heuvelton, NY
 
BC 3 lb Ricotta