Marieke Penterman and her team at Marieke Gouda have earned four awards at the American Cheese Society’s Conference, held from July 31st-August 2nd in Providence, Rhode Island. The event, known as the “Oscars of the Cheese Biz,” included 1,779 cheese and dairy product entries from 267 companies. Entries were ranked by technical and aesthetic judges, all experts in the cheese indus…try.
Marieke Gouda swept the entire class for International Style with Flavor Added, All Milks with the following cheeses:
1st Place– Marieke Gouda Foenegreek which has slightly sweet, nutty flavor reminiscent of maple syrup
2nd Place–Marieke Gouda Cumin
3rd Place– Marieke Gouda Jalapeño
Marieke Gouda was also awarded a 2nd place in the Farmstead class for its 9-12 month Aged Gouda. This was a new class at this year’s ACS designed to acknowledge farmstead farmers and cheesemakers who only use their own cows’ milk to create their cheeses.