Cypress Grove Chevre Brings Home Six Ribbons from the American Cheese Society Competition

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Cypress Grove Chevre wins six ribbons at this year’s prestigious American Cheese Society competition in Rhode Island.

We’re always hopeful that Humboldt Fog will continue to win the judges’ hearts in the 'American Originals' category, but we were particularly thrilled to see our flavored fresh goat cheese 'PsycheDillic' also win a 1st place ribbon.

Humboldt County, California-based Cypress Grove Chevre brought home six awards from the 32nd Annual American Cheese Society (ACS) competition held in Providence, Rhode Island.

The annual ACS conference is the largest cheese conference and most prestigious cheese competition in North and South America. In all, 19 teams of judges (technical and aesthetic) were required to evaluate and score 1,779 cheeses entered by over 260 producers.

Cypress Grove Chevre’s six awards from the 2015 ACS Competition:

Humboldt Fog - 1st Place: American Originals, Original Recipe, Open Category (Goat’s Milk)
PsycheDillic - 1st Place: Fresh Goat Cheese, Flavor Added (100% Goat Cheese)
Truffle Tremor Mini - 2nd Place: Soft-Ripened, Flavor Added (All Milks)
Fromage Blanc - 2nd Place: Fresh Unripened Cheeses (Goat’s Milk)
Humboldt Fog Mini - 2nd Place: Soft-Ripened Cheeses (Goat’s Milk)
Truffle Tremor Original - 3rd Place: Soft-Ripened, Flavor Added (All Milks)

“Each year the contest becomes more competitive, both in quality and quantity. 2015 brought an all time record of over 1,700 entries,” said Bob McCall, Sales Director, Cypress Grove Chevre. “We’re always hopeful that Humboldt Fog will continue to win the judges’ hearts in the 'American Originals' category, but we were particularly thrilled to see our flavored fresh goat cheese 'PsycheDillic' also win a 1st place ribbon.”

See the full list of winners on the 2015 ACS Competition brochure: http://cheesejudging.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2015-ACS-Winners-Brochure.pdf

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About Cypress Grove Chevre® (CypressGroveChevre.com)
Cypress Grove Chevre® is the leading producer of fine American goat cheese, including the top-selling American artisanal classic, Humboldt Fog®. Founded in 1983 by Mary Keehn, Cypress Grove continues a tradition of innovation by introducing original American cheeses to the marketplace such as Truffle Tremor, Purple Haze and Bermuda Triangle. Based in Arcata, CA, Cypress Grove’s award-winning family of products can be found at fine retail outlets and restaurants across the United States. Cypress Grove’s mission is to provide its customers with an innovative and unique selection of cheeses while taking care of its employees, community, dairies, and the environment.

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