WI Goat’s Milk Cheese Wins US Cheese Championship

Fun news from Wisconsin: the cheese is still pretty good. Via a press release [PDF]: “A national panel of expert judges today named a Wisconsin goat’s milk cheese as the 2011 US Championship Cheese. Katie Hedrich, of LaClare Farms in Chilton, Wis., took top honors out of 1,604 entries from 30 states for her Evalon, a hard goat’s milk cheese.” The state fared well in general, too: “Capturing the most gold medals was Wisconsin, with 42 of the total 76 categories judged. California came in second among the states, with nine golds. Vermont had five gold medals, Idaho had four golds, while New Jersey, New York and Ohio all took three. Oregon and Pennsylvania won two gold medals, and Kentucky, Michigan and Utah each captured one apiece.”