GREEN BAY, Wis. (March 14, 2013)--Marieke Penterman, of Holland's Family Cheese in Thorp, Wis., won the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Wednesday in Green Bay, Wis., with her Marieke Mature Gouda.
Out of a possible 100 points, Marieke Gouda scored 98.31 in the final round of judging.
The first runner-up was Tarentaise, a semi-hard alpine cheese made by Spring Brook Farm/Farms For City Kids Foundation in Reading, Vt.
The second runner-up was Medium Cheddar, made by Team Cracker Barrel Natural Cheese, Agropur Weyauwega for Kraft Foods in Glenview, Ill.
More than 1,700 cheeses were entered in the competition, including pepper-flavored, smoked and sheep cheeses.
Wisconsin captured the most gold medals, with 47 of the 81 categories judged.
Vermont and New York came in second, with six gold medals each.
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