Utah Cheese Awards wraps up it’s second year with a full house of award-winning cheesemakers, industry representatives and cheese lovers.

Steven Ralph Jerman
Utah Cheese Awards
1145 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(435) 213-5444
stevenrjerman@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Utah Cheese Awards wraps up it’s second year with a full house of award-winning cheesemakers, industry representatives and cheese lovers.

OCTOBER 20, 2018 – The Utah Cheese Awards concluded it’s second year Saturday presenting medals at a reception held at Shades Brewing in South Salt Lake City. Cheesemakers from around the state mingled with specialty food vendors, industry players and cheese lovers intrigued by the idea of the contest and the chance to sample award-winning products.

Salt Lake City-based writer and podcaster, Bill Frost, announced the winners, while show volunteers presented the medals. The winning companies were Aggie Artisan Cheese, Logan; Butcher’s Bunches, Logan; Bread Riot Bake House, Salt Lake City; Caputo’s, Salt Lake City, Utah; Finney Farm, Hildale; Heber Valley Artisan Cheese; Midway, Hollow Farms, Stockton, Utah and Z’s Hot Sauce of West Valley City, Utah

Best of Shows went to Caputo’s market of Salt Lake City who returned to win again with “Barely Legal”, a goat-milk cheese made in Torrey, Utah by Mesa Farms. It is hand-rubbed with goat butter and aged in Caputo’s cheese caves in Salt Lake City.

Bread Riot Bakehouse, a new Salt Lake City bakery also scored it’s second Best of Show in the non-cheese, “Rest of the Plate” division with its “Sesame Semolina Loaf”. The bread is a naturally leavened, made of durum wheat and coated in sesame seeds.

The show sold out of it’s VIP fundraising cheese plates with donated foods that included Beehive Cheese Seahive Cheddar, Butcher’s Bunches Lemon-Pineapple-Rosemary Jam, Bread Riot Bakehouse Sesame Semolina Bread, Creminelli Salami, Chocolate Conspiracy Assorted Chocolate, Crown Chocolates Assorted Truffle, Gossner Baby Swiss Cheese, Heber Valley Fuego Rojo Cheese, Hollow Farms Hickory Garlic Curd, Julie Ann Caramels Caramel Sauce, Payson Fruit Growers Dried Cherries and Zollinger McIntosh Apple Slices

The Utah Cheese Awards were sponsored once again by Dairy West / The Dairy Council of Utah and Nevada. Butcher’s Bunches, Taylorcraft Engraved, Cyty Byrd Cafe and Square One Printing of Logan were in-kind sponsors. The Medal Ceremony Tasting Reception was sponsored by Shades Brewing, Slug Magazine and Yelp.

For more information on the Utah Cheese Awards and details of next year’s show go to UtahCheese.info. Below is a complete listing of the awards.

DIVISION 1 – CHEESE

ALPINE
Gold
Kricker – Finney Farm

SEMI-SOFT
Gold
Happy Jack – Finney Farm

CHEDDAR
Gold
House Cheddar – Caputo’s
Silver
Snake Creek, 6-year Sharp – Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Bronze
Vintage Aged Cheddar – Aggie Artisan Cheese
Old Juniper Aged Cheddar– Aggie Artisan Cheese

HARD
Gold
Aggiano – Aggie Artisan Cheese
Silver
Trumbull – Finney Farm
Bronze
Maxwell Parmesan – Finney Farm

ADJUNCTS INSIDE
Gold
Cowboy Cheddar – Hollow Farms
Silver
Jalapeno Cheddar – Hollow Farms
Pepper Jack – Finney Farm
Bronze
Smoked Jalapeno Bacon – Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

ADJUNCTS OUTSIDE
Gold
Fuego Rojo – Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Silver
Fuego Verde – Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
Bronze
Lemon Lavender – Heber Valley Artisan Cheese

CURD
Gold
Hickory Garlic Curd – Hollow Farms
Silver
Southwest Fiesta Curd – Hollow Farms
Bronze
Honey Smoked Curd – Hollow Farms

MOZZARELLA
Gold
Smoked Mozzarella – Finney Farm
Silver
Burrata – Caputo’s

GOAT / SHEEP
Gold
Barely Legal – Caputo’s
Silver
Mesa Tome – Caputo’s

HOME CATEGORY
Gold
Blind Blue – Steven R. Jerman

BEST OF SHOW – CHEESE
• Barely Legal – Caputo’s

DIVISION 2 – REST OF THE PLATE

BREADSTUFFS
Gold
Sesame Semolina – Bread Riot Bake House
Silver
Baguette – Bread Riot Bake House
Bronze
Purple Barley Porridge – Bread Riot Bake House

SAUCES SWEET
Gold
Lemon Pineapple Rosemary Pig Jam – Butcher’s Bunches
Silver
Traveling Marrionberries Preserves – Butcher’s Bunches
Bronze
Blue Hawaii Preserves – Butcher’s Bunches

SAUCES SAVORY
Gold
Mustard Hot Sauce – Z’s Hot Sauce
Silver
Black Label Hot Sauce – Z’s Hot Sauce
Bronze
Shield Maden Hot Sauce – Z’s Hot Sauce

BEST OF SHOW – REST OF THE PLATE
• Sesame Semolina – Bread Riot Bake House

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