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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

51. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheese, High Heat

Maker/Team
Company
Location
Score
Place
Description
Team SWC
Southwest Cheese LLC
Clovis, NM
98.35
Best of Class
Habanero Cheddar
Team SWC
Southwest Cheese LLC
Clovis, NM
98.15
Second Award
Habanero Chddar
Team SWC
Southwest Cheese LLC
Clovis, NM
98.10
Third Award
Habanero Cheddar
Team SWC
Southwest Cheese LLC
Clovis, NM
98.05
Habanero Cheddar
Jim Grant
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Cabot, VT
97.95
Vermont Habenero Cheddar
Naber Dean
Glanbia Nutritionals
Twin Falls, idaho
 
White Cheddar/Ghost Pepper
Navarrete Abel
Glanbia Nutritionals
Twin Falls, idaho
 
White Cheddar/Habanero Pepper
Paxton Joshua
Glanbia Nutritionals
Twin Falls, idaho
 
Color Cheddar/Ghost Pepper
Kirk Romesser
Yanceys Fancy
Corfu, NY
 
Ghost Pepper Cheddar
Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc.
Monroe, WI
 
Twin Grove Reaper Cheddar
Tri-State Dairy Team
Tri-State Dairy LLC
Hicksville, OH
 
Habanero Muenster 0623316
Licon Dairy
Licon Dairy Inc.
San Elizario, Tx
 
Queso Habanero
Team Meister 2
Meister Cheese
Muscoda, WI
 
Ghost Pepper CJ