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Sartori, Dean Foods & The Comfy Cow Earn Top Honors In WDE Dairy Product Contest
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Madison—Sartori Company of Plymouth, WI, took top honors as the Cheese & Butter Grand Champion of the World Dairy Expo (WDE) Championship Dairy Product Contest held here this week.

Sartori’s winning Limited Edition Pastorale Blend earned a score of 99.65 in the Goat Milk Cheese category.
Dean Foods Company of Rockford, IL, was selected as the Grade A Grand Champion for its French Onion Dip, which scored a perfect 100.00 in the Sour Cream Based Dips–Onion category.

The Comfy Cow of Louisville, KY, took home its first Ice Cream Grand Champion title in the contest for its Brown Butter Peanut Brittle Ice Cream with a perfect 100.00 score.

This year’s contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association (WDPA), received a record number of 1,210 entries from dairy processors throughout North America.

“It is remarkable how dairy manufacturers have embraced this contest,” said WDPA executive director Brad Legreid.

“Because this contest is all encompassing, dairy manufacturers have the unique opportunity to compete in a prestigious, all-dairy national contest,” Legreid continued.

Judging was held Aug. 18-19 at the Madison Area Technical College (MATC) Culinary School and Aug. 20 at Babcock Hall on the UW-Madison campus.

The contest auction will be held Sept. 29 at World Dairy Expo in Madison, with all first place winners auctioned off.

First, second and third place winners in each dairy category include:

First place: Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI), Sanborn, IA, 99.55
Second place: AMPI, Jim Falls, WI, 99.50
Third place: AMPI, Blair, WI, 99.40

Sharp Cheddar
First place: Wisconsin Aging & Grading Cheese, Kaukauna, WI, 99.40
Second place: AMPI, Blair, WI, 99.25
Third place: Foremost Farms USA, Marshfi... Send me more information