Vermont Creamery Wins Big at Annual American Cheese Society Competition

Share Article

First place ribbons awarded to Bijou, Feta and Crème Fraîche, with a total of nine wins for the Vermont cheesemaker.

Bijou, an aged goat cheese, earned one of Vermont Creamery's nine wins at ACS.

These awards are a reflection of the collective hard work of our farmers’ and the dedication and expertise of our cheesemakers.

Vermont Creamery was again recognized for excellence, taking home nine ribbons from the annual American Cheese Society Competition (ACS) in Des Moines, Iowa on July 29.

First place blue ribbons were awarded to Bijou, Feta and Crème Fraîche; second place ribbons went to Bonne Bouche, Quark, Fresh Crottin, Mascarpone and Cultured Butter with Sea Salt and Maple; Classic Spreadable Goat Cheese took third, all in their respective categories.

This is the third consecutive year Bijou has taken first place in its category at the ACS Competition.

“These awards are a reflection of the collective hard work of our farmers’ and the dedication and expertise of our cheesemakers; recognition by ACS is a source of great pride for our company as we continue to grow and perfect our craft,” said Allison Hooper, Co-Founder of Vermont Creamery.

This year, 1,843 cheeses were entered in the 33rd American Cheese Society Competition; of that, 35 ribbons were awarded to Vermont cheesemakers.    

ACS is the leading organization supporting the understanding, appreciation and promotion of farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses produced in the Americas. Since its founding in 1983, ACS hosts North America’s foremost annual educational conference and world-renowned cheese judging and competition.

For the complete list of the 2016 American Cheese Society winners, visit

About Vermont Creamery
Combining the European tradition of cheesemaking with Vermont’s terroir, Vermont Creamery’s line of fresh and aged goat cheeses, cultured butter, and crème fraîche have won over 100 national and international awards. In their 32nd year of business, Vermont Creamery supports a network of more than 15 family farms, promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. B Corp Certified in 2014, Vermont Creamery is the founder of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy, the country’s first demonstration goat dairy. For more information, visit

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Emily Bradbury
ECB Communications
+1 (802) 598-6725
Email >
Follow >
Vermont Creamery
Like >
Visit website