Ohio cheese wins US Cheese Contest

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (AP) — A cheese from Ohio has captured the top spot at the United States (US) Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin.

The baby Swiss made by Guggisberg Cheese in Millersburg, Ohio, barely edged out a Gouda made by Marieke Penterman in Thorp, who won the contest in 2013. Penterman was also the second runner-up with another Gouda.

The winners were announced at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay late on Thursday following the three-day event at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The event is considered the largest technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition in the country. Entries came from 35 states. They’re judged on flavour, body, texture, salt, colour, finish and packaging.

Steve Stettler (L) and Bruce Workman cut a piece a swiss cheese at the United States Championship Cheese Contest. – AP