WEST ALLIS - Team Lake Country Dairy, from Schuman Cheese in Turtle Lake, was named the 2017 Grand Master Cheesemaker during the Blue Ribbon Cheese & Butter Auction, held August 10 at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

The groups earned the coveted title with Monteau, the first place entry in the Smear Ripened Cheese Class.

Each blue-ribbon entry from the Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest sold during the event, which raised a record-breaking $56,760 for student scholarships and dairy promotions at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Leading off the auction was 20 pounds of Team Lake Country Dairy’s award-winning Monteau, which sold for $1,100 to Chr. Hansen of Milwaukee.

Auction results

Mild Cheddar — Dan Stearns, Agropur, Weyauwega, buyer Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth. 42 lbs. at $60/lb. Total $2,520.

Roth Petite Swiss — Marc Druart, Emmi Roth, Monroe, buyer Wells Fargo, Milwaukee. 20 lbs. at $60/lb. Total $1,200.

Odyssey Peppercorn Feta — Steve Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, buyer Emmi Roth, Monroe. 10 lbs. at $100/lb.Total $1,000.

Joan of Arc Wild Berry Vanilla Chèvre — Team Lancaster, Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, buyer Rock River Laboratory, Watertown. 10 $80/lb. Total $800.

Big Ed’s Smokehouse Gouda — Saxon Creamery Team, Saxon Cheese, Cleveland, buyer Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee. 12 lbs. at $215/lb. Total $2,580.

Sartori Reserve Chipotle BellaVitano — Mike Matucheski, Sartori Company, Antigo, buyer Berenz Packaging, Menomonee Falls.  20 lbs. at $70/lb. Total $1,400.

Pasteurized Process American — Team AMPI, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Portage, buyer Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield. 10 lbs. at $110/lb. Total $1,100.

Dunbarton — Chris Roelli, Roelli Cheese Company, Shullsburg, buyer John Yingling, Mequon. 11 lbs. at $150/lb. Total $1.650.

Dill Havarti — Ron Bechtolt, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, buyer Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield. 10 $120/lb. Total $1,200.

String Cheese  — Dan Schwind, Baker Cheese Factory, St. Cloud, buyer Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth. 10 lbs. at $230/lb. Total $2,300.

Caraway Brick — John (Randy) Pitman, Mill Creek Cheese, Arena, buyer Cheese Market News, Madison. 10 lbs. at $75/lb. Total $750.

Black River Blue Cheese — Team Fond du Lac, Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, buyer Alpma USA, Milwaukee. 12 lbs. at $80/lb. Total $960.

Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta — Steve Webster, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, buyer Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee. 10 lbs. at $50/lb. Total $500.

Brick —  Matt Henze, Decatur Dairy, Brodhead, buyer Kelley Supply, Colby. 10 $120/lb. Total $1,200.

Mascarpone — Crave Cheese Team, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo, buyer Wells Fargo, Milwaukee. 10 $140/lb. Total $1,400.

Monterey Jack — Andy Follen, Lynn Dairy Granton, buyer DSM Food Specialties, Waukesha. 40 lbs. at $30/lb. Total $1,200.

Aged Goat Cheese — Katie Fuhrmann & Team LaClare, LaClare Farms, Malone, buyer Dairy Products Marketing, Fond du Lac. 10 lbs. at $290/lb. Total $2,900.

Low Moisture Mozzarella, Whole Milk —  Roger Krohn, Agropur, Luxemburg, buyer: Ebert Enterprises LLC, Algoma. 13 lbs. at $100/lb. Total $1,300.

Chihuahua Loaf — Jace Johnsrud, Chula Vista Cheese, Browntown, buyer Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth. 10 $220/lb. Total $2,200.

Marieke Belegen Gouda — Marieke Penterman, Marieke Gouda, Thorp, buyer, Ivarson, Milwaukee.  20 $130/lb. Total $2,600.

Aged Cheddar — Jacque Vey, Land O’Lakes, Kiel, buyer Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth.  40 lbs. at $165/lb. Total $6,600.

Swiss & Almond Cold Pack —  Team Pine River, Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, buyer Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee.  11 $210/lb. Total $2,310.

Feta — Nathan Forseth, Agropur, Weyauwega, buyer DSM Food Specialties, Waukesha. 18 lbs. at $105/lb. Total  $1,890.

Roth Sriracha Gouda —  Marc Druart, Emmi Roth, Monroe, buyer  Wisconsin State Fair Park Board, West Allis. 10 lbs. at $350/lb. Total $3,500.

Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend — Mike Matucheski, Sartori Company, Antigo, buyer West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe, West Allis. 20 lbs. at $260/lb. Total $5,200.

Havarti — Decatur Dairy Cheesemakers, Decatur Dairy, Brodhead, buyer Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield. 10 lbs. at $320/lb. Total $3,200.

Salted Butter — Foremost Farms 3rd Shift, Foremost Farms USA, Reedsburg, buyer Ivarson, Milwaukee. 10 lbs. at $220/lb. Total $2,200.


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