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Team Sartori, from Sartori Cheese in Plymouth, was named the 2019 Grand Master Cheesemaker during the Blue Ribbon Dairy Products Auction, held Aug. 8 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. They earned the coveted title with Sartori Reserve Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago, the first place entry in the Flavored Hard Cheese Class.

Each blue-ribbon entry from the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Products Contest sold during the event, which raised $51,620 for student scholarships and dairy promotions at the Wisconsin State Fair. This year’s event marked the second highest auction on record.

Leading off the auction was 20 pounds of Team Sartori’s award-winning Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago, which sold for $2,400 to DR Tech of Grantsburg.

Auction results include:

Mild Cheddar

Made by: Timothy Stearns, Agropur, Weyauwega

Buyer: WE Energies, Milwaukee

Amount: 42 lbs.

Price per pound: $35

Total sell price: $1,470

Baby Swiss

Made by: Shullsburg Team, Prairie Farms, Shullsburg

Buyer: Crane Farms, Burlington

Amount: 12 lbs.

Price per pound: $45

Total sell price: $540

Mediterranean Feta

Made by: Kristi Wuthrich, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

Buyer: Emmi Roth USA, Monroe

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $160

Total sell price: $1,600

Honey Goat Cheese

Made by: Team LaClare, LaClare Family Creamery, Malone

Buyer: Wisconsin Aging & Grading Cheese, Kaukauna

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $120

Total sell price: $1,200

Smoked Cheddar

Made by: Shawn Sadler, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Jim Falls

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 42 lbs.

Price per pound: $20

Total sell price: $840

Ultra Sharp Cheddar

Made by: Tom Hand, Gilman Cheese Corporation, Gilman

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 24 lbs.

Price per pound: $32.50

Total sell price: $780

Copper Kettle Organic Parmesan

Dijon Herb Rubbed Fontina

Made by: Team Lake Country Dairy, Lake Country Dairy/Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake

Buyer: Saz’s Hospitality Group, Milwaukee

Amount: 33 lbs.

Price per pound: $135

Total sell price: $4,455

Hand Stretched String Cheese

Made by: Heydi Luis, Cesar’s Cheese, Sheboygan Falls

Buyer: Elegant Farmer, Mukwonago

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $110

Total sell price: $1,100

Blue Cheese

Made by: Team Almena, Saputo Cheese USA

Buyer: Alpma USA, Milwaukee

Amount: 14 lbs.

Price per pound: $145

Total sell price: $2,030

Grand Champion Sour Cream – French Onion Dip

Organic Sour Cream

Made by: Westby Cooperative Creamery, Westby

Buyer: Saputo Cheese USA, Milwaukee

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $100

Total sell price: $2,000

Reduced Fat Greek French Onion Dip

Made by: Adam Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

Buyer: Cheese Market News, Madison

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $55

Total sell price: $550

Colby Jack Longhorn

Made by: Bill Stocker, Shullsburg Creamery, Shullsburg

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $80

Total sell price: $800

Aged Cheddar

Made by: Dan Stearns, Agropur, Weyauwega

Buyer: Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth

Amount: 42 lbs.

Price per pound: $50

Total sell price: $2,100

Muenster

Queso Para Fundir

Made by: John (Randy) Pitman, Mill Creek Cheese, Arena

Buyer: Chr. Hanson, Milwaukee

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $75

Total sell price: $1,500

Grand Champion Butter – Salted Butter

Made by: Team 3rd Shift, Foremost Farms USA, Reedsburg

Buyer: Ivarson, Milwaukee

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $25

Total sell price: $250

Unsalted Butter

Made by: Team Weyauwega Cheese, Old World Creamery, Sun Prairie

Buyer: Process Automation, Green Bay

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $270

Total sell price: $2,700

Chipotle Jack

Made by: Maple Leaf Cheesemaking Team, Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Monroe

Buyer: Oshkosh Cold Storage, Oshkosh

Amount: 12 lbs.

Price per pound: $300

Total sell price: $3,600

Goat Milk Feta

Made by: Team Saputo Cheese USA

Buyer: Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $50

Total sell price: $500

Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella

Made by: Roger Krohn, Agropur, Luxemburg

Buyer: Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee

Amount: 13 lbs.

Price per pound: $55

Total sell price: $715

Baked Cheese

Made by: Eric Schmid, Brunkow Cheese, Darlington

Buyer: Rock River Laboratory, Watertown

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $85

Total sell price: $850

Dill Havarti

Reduced Fat Peppercorn Feta

Made by: Luke Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $150

Total sell price: $3,000

Havarti

Made by: Matt Henze, Decatur Dairy, Brodhead

Buyer: Bader Rutter, Milwaukee

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $200

Total sell price: $2,000

Pastorale Blend

Made by: Mike Matucheski, Sartori Cheese, Antigo

Buyer: Berenz Packaging, Menomonee Falls

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $95

Total sell price: $1,900

Pavino

Made by: Team Emmi Roth Monroe, Emmi Roth USA, Monroe

Buyer: Elegant Farmer, Mukwonago

Amount: 18 lbs.

Price per pound: $90

Total sell price: $1,620

Feta

Made by: Micah Klug, Agropur, Weyauwega

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 18 lbs.

Price per pound: $65

Total sell price: $1,170

Swiss and Almond Cold Pack

Made by: Team Pine River, Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton

Buyer: Saputo Cheese USA, Milwaukee

Amount: 12 lbs.

Price per pound: $350

Total sell price: $4,200

Creamy Dessert Spread

Made by: Team Scott’s of Wisconsin, Scott’s of Wisconsin, Sun Prairie

Buyer: Weyauwega Star Dairy, Weyauwega

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $240

Total sell price: $2,400

Grand Champion Yogurt – Vanilla Yogurt

Made by: Steve Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

2% Greek Yogurt

Made by: Matt Martin, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

Buyer: Bader Rutter, Milwaukee

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $75

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Total sell price: $1,500

Rhubarb Swiss Yogurt

Made by: Yodelay Yogurt, Madison

Buyer: Berenz Packaging, Menomonee Falls

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $65

Total sell price: $650

Organic Grassmilk Plain Yogurt

Made by: CROPP/Organic Valley, LaFarge

Buyer: Saputo Cheese USA, Milwaukee

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $30

Total sell price: $300

Grand Champion Milk – Chocolate Milk

Low Fat Raspberry Kefir

Made by: Weber’s Farm Store, Marshfield

Buyer: Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee

Amount: 20 gallons

Price per pound: $40

Total sell price: $800

Low Fat Goat Milk

Made by: Team LaClare, LaClare Family Creamery, Malone

Buyer: John Yingling, Mequon

Amount: 10 gallons

Price per pound: $10

Total sell price: $100

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