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The Usual Suspects

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Back in August, we were thrilled to win five awards at the annual American Cheese Society conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. Now, we’re proud to say that we’ve also picked up awards for two of our cheeeses at the prestigious World Cheese Awards, held in the UK.

Not to blow our own goaty horn (but we will, anyway), but making these wins even more special is the fact that the entries are new cheeses in our line-up. Our Oatmeal Stout is washed with beer from Breckenridge Brewery, and Wallstreet Gold is an aged alpine-style.

Both won bronze medals, placing out of nearly 3,000 entries in 30 categories, from varieties sent in from all over the world. Cleaning up at this year’s competition were the usual suspects in the upper echelon of American cheesemaking: Rogue Creamery, Vermont Butter & Cheese, Cypress Grove Chevre, The Cellars at Jasper Hill, and Carr Valley Cheese.

If the saying is true that you are the company you keep, then we’re incredibly honored to have won awards alongside these folks. They’ve paved the way for domestic cheesemakers, set a new bar for the quality of North American cheese, and continue to challenge and inspire all of us who work in the industry. Thank you for your unflagging hard work, passion, and comradeship.

Haystack Founder Shares Expertise in South Africa

Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy Founder Jim Schott and his wife Carol have completed from their second trip to Somerset East, South Africa, where they are helping to develop a commercial goat dairy. The Schotts volunteer their time on the project, which is sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Inc. in a cooperative agreement with United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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