Awards

American Cheese Society

Considered one of the world's most influential and prestigious competitions in recognizing the art of artisanal and specialty cheesemaking, the American Cheese Society's annual judging competition takes place in conjunction with the American Cheese Society's Annual Conference.

  • 2013 - Yule Käse, 2nd Place for Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients
  • 2013 - Flagsheep, 2nd Place for American Original, Made from Sheep's Milk or Mixed
  • 2013 - Marco Polo Reserve, 2nd Place for Cheddar with Flavor Added
  • 2012 - Flagsheep, Best of Show, 1st Place for Original Recipe : Open Category – made from sheep’s milk or mixed milks
  • 2012 - Yule Käse, 2nd Place for Cheddar with sweet flavorings, fruits, seasonings, herbs, spices, alcohol/spirits
  • 2012 - Marco Polo Reserve, 1st Place for Cheddar flavored with sweet, savory, jalapeno, chipotle, red, green peppers; black, white, green peppercorns; garlic, onions
  • 2011 - Marco Polo Reserve, 1st Place for Cheddars Flavored with Sweet, Savory, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Red, Green Peppers; Black, White, Green Peppercorns; Garlic, Onions
  • 2011 - 4-year Aged Flagship, 2nd Place for Mature Cheddars, 25 - 48 months
  • 2011 - Flagsheep, 3rd Place for American Originals Made with Mixed Milks
  • 2011 - Flagship Reserve, 3rd Place for Cheddars wrapped in cloth, linen aged over 12 months
  • 2011 - Smoked Flagship, 3rd Place for Smoked Cheddars
  • 2010 - 4-year Aged Flagship, 1st Place for Mature Cheddars, 25 - 48 months
  • 2010 - Marco Polo Reserve, 2nd Place for Cheddars Flavored with Sweet, Savory, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Red, Green Peppers; Black, White, Green Peppercorns; Garlic, Onions
  • 2010 - Smoked Flagship, 2nd Place for Smoked Cheddars
  • 2010 - Flagship Reserve, 3rd Place for Cheddars wrapped in cloth, linen aged over 12 months
  • 2010 - Flagsheep, 3rd Place for Original Recipe/Open Category made from sheep's milk or mixed milks
  • 2009 - Marco Polo Reserve, 2nd Place for Cheddars Flavored with Sweet, Savory, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Red, Green Peppers; Black, White, Green Peppercorns; Garlic, Onions
  • 2009 - 4-year Aged Flagship, 1st Place for Mature Cheddars, 25 - 48 months
  • 2009 - Flagship, 2nd Place for Aged Cheddars, All Milks, 12 - 24 months
  • 2009 - No Woman, 2nd Place for Cheeses Flavored with Peppers, All Milks
  • 2009 - Smoked Flagship, 3rd Place for Smoked Cheddars
  • 2008 - Marco Polo, 1st Place for Cheddar Flavored with Sweet, Savory, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Red, Green Peppers; Black, White, Green Peppercorns; Garlic, Onions
  • 2008 - Smoked Flagship, 3rd Place for Smoked Cheddar
  • 2007 - Flagship Reserve, 2nd Place - Best in Show
  • 2007 - Flagship Reserve, 1st Place for Cheddar Aged 12 to 24 Months
  • 2007 - Flagship Reserve, 3rd Place for Cheddar Aged Less Than 12 Months
  • 2006 - 2-Year Aged Flagship , 2nd Place for Mature Cheddars Aged Between 25 and 48 Months
  • 2006 - Flagship Reserve, 3rd Place for Cheddar from Cow's Milk Aged Less Than 12 Months
  • 2006 - No Woman , 2nd Place for Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers - All Milks
  • 2005 - Fresh Curds Market Herb, 2nd Place for Marinated Cheeses with Flavors Added
  • 2005 - Fresh Curds Chipotle, 3rd Place for Marinated Cheeses with Flavors Added

Summer Fancy Food Show - National Association for the Specialty Food Trade - SOFI Awards

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade is a not-for-profit business trade association established in 1952 to foster trade, commerce and interest in the specialty food industry. The NASFT is an international organization composed of domestic and foreign manufacturers, importers, distributors, brokers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers and others in the specialty foods business. The organization has more than 2,100 current member companies throughout the U.S. and overseas. The NASFT Annual SOFI Awards competition is held each summer to honor truly outstanding specialty foods, the Best of the Best. The competition, judged by specialty food retailers, is open to all members of the NASFT.

  • 2010 - Smoky Roasted Vegetable Cavatappi, Silver Finalist, Frozen Savory
  • 2005 - "World's Best" Mac & Cheese, Finalist Outstanding Pasta, Rice, Bean or Soup
  • 2005 - Soft Breadstick garnished with Beecher’s Flagship Cheese, Finalist Outstanding Baked Good, Bread, Grain or Cereal

World Cheese Awards

The World Cheese Awards, organized by the UK Cheese Guild and now in its 20th year, is the premier international cheese event with more cheeses from more countries worldwide than any other competition. A record 2,000 cheeses from all over the world competed in over 90 tightly defined categories. More than 120 specialists handed out the 490 awards.

For a complete list of all award winners, or more information about the World Cheese Awards, log on to www.finefoodworld.co.uk.

  • 2008 - Marco Polo Reserve, Bronze Medal for Hard Pressed or Repressed Cheddar with Savoury Additives
  • 2007 - Marco Polo, Gold Medal for Hard Pressed or Repressed Cheddar with Savoury Additives
  • 2005 - Blank Slate Tapenade, Silver Medal for Fresh Cheeses with Savory Flavorings in a field of 30 entries.
  • 2005 - Flagship, Bronze Medal in the Open Class for New Cheeses marketed in 2004 in a field of 15 entries.
  • 2005 - Marco Polo, Bronze Medal for New Cheeses with Flavorings first marketed after in 2004 in a field of 34 entries.

Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington

The annual Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington is multi-city competition conducted by KING 5 that aims to determine who the best is across of variety of categories, not just in Seattle but in all of Western Washington.

  • 2013 - Best Cheese Shop
  • 2012 - Best Cheese Shop
  • 2010 - Best Cheese Shop
  • 2008 - Best Cheese Shop

American Cheesemakers Awards

The first annual American Cheesemaker Awards debuted in 2007, aiming to become the premier culinary event in Orange County and one of the most prestigious in the U.S. Three days of festivities celebrate the achievements of American cheese artisans and winemakers.

  • 2007 - Flagship, Best Semi-Hard Cow's Milk Cheese

NW Source People's Picks

NWSource.com People's Picks - where Seattleites pick their favorite restaurants, nightspots, shops and local personalities above all others!


2005 Idaho Milk Processors Association Cheese Contest

  • Flagship, 1st Place Aged Cheddar
  • Blank Slate Tapenade, 3rd Place Open Soft Cheeses

2005 L.A. County Fair

The primary mission of the annual Los Angeles County Fair is to present entertaining and educational events to the Southern California region that are complementary to the Fair. This includes a commitment to superior service, quality activities and the production of diverse ethnic and cultural programs.

  • Flagship, Gold Aged Cheddar Over 6 Months
  • Marco Polo, Gold Flavored Hard Cheese
  • No Woman, Gold Flavored Hard Cheese
  • Blank Slate Tapenade, Gold Soft Fresh Cheese, Flavored
  • Blank Slate Honey, Gold Soft Fresh Cheese, Flavored
  • Cultured Butter, Gold Salted Butter
  • Just Jack, Gold Monterey Jack

 

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