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The Churn: Marieke Gouda Wins Top Honors and More

The Churn looks at how Marieke Gouda won the award of awards at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, a favorable take on Primebar, and more.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table
Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Marieke Penterman of Holland’s Family Cheese took top honors out of 1,702 entries from 30 states for her Marieke Mature Gouda at the 2013 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest [PDF]. Our own John Garland writes about when food meets beer at Pat’s Tap. Some recipe inspiration and general guidance for St. Patrick’s Day revelry. The Well Fed Guide to Life visits and loves Primebar (pictured above; here’s our dissent). And Lift Bridge Beer is hiring — a strong back is a must.

By James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.