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National Dairy Month Contest: The winners for this contest were announced and awarded for two classifications.
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Ohio State Fair Contest: The winners for this contest were announced and awarded for two classifications.
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Pearl Valley Cheese gains recognition as one of the best in the nation at the US Cheese Championships...
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Guggisberg Cheese Takes Top Spot At 2013 World Cheese Championship.... Baby Swiss and Guggisberg in the News >>

Guggisberg Cheese Takes The Top Four Spots of U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.... Guggisberg in the News >>

Guggisberg Cheese To Take Over at Deutsch Kase Haus... Guggisberg in the News >>

Guggisberg Cheese Takes First Place at World Dairy Expo...
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Swiss Cheese Soup recipe

Swiss Cheese Soup

6 cups chicken stock
10 cloves garlic, crushed
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white wine
2 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
DIRECTIONS:
1. Place the stock in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, stir in the garlic and reduce heat to low.
2. In separate skillet over medium heat, combine the butter and flour and stir well for a few minutes. Add the garlic and stock mixture along with the wine, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil to thicken.
3. Stir in the cheese and serve immediately. (Do NOT allow to boil once cheese has been added, and do not allow to sit long or the cheese will separate out.)

Broad Run Cheese House cheesemaker John Fankhauser works with a vat Tuesday during the cheesemaking process

It's How You Say Cheese

“It’s not a good thing for Ohio or the nation”, said Chad Schindler, president of Broad Run Cheese House, located between Dover and Sugarcreek.

His family has been in the cheese business for more than 50 years.

According to The Associated Press, the European Union argues that American-made cheeses pale compared to the originals and cut into sales and identity of authentic European varieties.

The law it seeks to enforce is aimed at protecting the reputation of regional foods and helping farmers maintain value.

It would apply to a variety of common cheese names, including Asiago, Cheddar,

Camembert, Edam, Feta, Gorgonzola, Parmesan, Provolone, Ricotta, Roquefort and Stilton, as well as to certain meat products, wines including Champagne, spirits and “aromatized drinks,” such as Sangria.

“The specialty cheese business is very important to the largest commercial plants and to the smallest farmstead cheesemakers, as well as the milk producers who provide them with milk,” Schindler said.

He added, “There are too many factors that go into making certain cheeses than just where they’re made for this initiative to make sense. The only difference is cows eating European feed as opposed to American feed.”

The Ohio Swiss Cheese Association said in a statement, “The common names Swiss, Parmesan and Gouda are identifying terms on how the cheese is produced, not the location of its production. It’s an inappropriately far-reaching attempt to confuse the consumer concerning products produced in the U.S. If the cheeses were named Switzerland, Greek or Parma, there would be a viable argument. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has monitored and granted these types of cheese manufacturing procedures/processes the standard of identity respective to the use of these names, by federal law, since the late 1960s and early 1970s.”

If these rules are implemented, it would decrease the supply of the affected cheeses and increase the price for consumers, Schindler said.
Read more at The Times Reporter >>

 

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CHEESE RESTRICTIONS WOULD HAVE LOCAL IMPACT

BERLIN, Ohio --A new trade law being negotiated through the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership poses a threat to domestic cheese industries, including local dairy producers like Bunker Hill Cheese Co. If passed, dairy producers in the United States would no longer be able to use many common names for their cheeses. Read more at The Daily Record >>

 

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Pearl Valley Wins Gold Medal at 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest

Pearl Vally Cheese wins Gold Metal at 2014 World Championship Cheese ContestFRESNO, OHIO – Pearl Valley Cheese, a four generation, family owned business, has been making award winning Swiss Cheese for over 85 years and the honors are still rolling in.  A panel of international cheese experts judging the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest recently awarded Pear l Valley a Gold Medal in the Rindless Swiss Cheese Class. 

“For cheesemakers, this is like winning the Super Bowl,” said Company President Chuck Ellis.  “We attribute our success to God blessing us with employees who are constantly striving to improve our quality, local dairy farmers who continually provide an excellent milk supply, and our loyal customers who have supported us throughout the years.  To come out at the top among our peers in the cheese industry at such a competitive contest is a major accomplishment in the history of our company.” 

Read more about Pearl Valley's Medals >>

 

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Ohio Swiss Festival 2013: Swiss Cheese Auction List

Grand Champion: GUGGISBERG CHEESE

48.30 LB - Walnut Creek Cheese - Price per pound: $70.00 Total= $3,381.00
26.22 LB - Troyer's Cheese - Price per pound: $160.00 - Total = $4,195.00
8.19 LB - Cryovac - Total = $650.00
8.18 LB - Cambridge Packaging - Total = $600.00
8.17 LB - Hummel Group - Total = $1,050.00
8.14 LB - Weaver Fine Furniture - Total = $800.00
4.17 LB - Cambridge Packaging - Total = $550.00
4.09 LB - Supply One - Total = $500.00
4.02 LB - Vilutis & Company - Total = $500.00
3.83 LB - Hummel Group - Total = $550.00

Reserve Champion: BROAD RUN CHEESE

50.10 LB - Weaver Barns - Price per pound: $25.00 Total= $1,252.00
26.00 LB - Troyer's Trail Bologna - Price per pound: $25.00 Total= $650.00
9.31 LB - Superior Basement Systems - Total = $525.00
9.25 LB - Cambridge Packaging - Total = $425.00
8.96 LB - Superior Tank & Trailer - Total = $500.00
8.84 LB - Cryovac - Total = $550.00
4.08 LB - The Commercial & Savings Bank - Total = $275.00
4.02 LB - Triad Roofing - Total = $300.00
3.97 LB - Superior Tank & Trailor - Total = $450.00
3.92 LB - The Budget - Total = $375.00

People's Choice:

Broad Run - The Budget - Total= $125.00
E. S. Steiner - McElroy Packaging - Total= $200.00
Guggisburg - Cambridge Packaging - Total= $500.00
Pearl Valley - Hummel Group - Total= $900.00

 

Total Grand Champion Auction Sales $12,776.20 Last Year - $9,534.00
Total Reserve Champion Auction Sales $5,302.50 Last Year - $5,092.00
Total People Choice Auction Sales $1,725.00 Last Year - $1,925.00
Total Auction Sales = $19,803.70 Last Year - $16,551.40