Blue Ribbon Auction Breaks Sales Record

Team Lake Country Dairy, from Schuman Cheese in Turtle Lake, was named the 2017 Grand Master Cheesemaker during the Blue Ribbon Cheese & Butter Auction, held August 10 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. They earned the coveted title with Monteau, the first place entry in the Smear Ripened Cheese Class.

 

Each blue-ribbon entry from the Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest sold during the event, which raised a record-breaking $56,760 for student scholarships and dairy promotions at the Wisconsin State Fair.

 

Leading off the auction was 20 pounds of Team Lake Country Dairy’s award-winning Monteau, which sold for $1,100 to Chr. Hansen of Milwaukee.

 

Other auction results include:

 

Mild Cheddar

Made by: Dan Stearns, Agropur, Weyauwega

Buyer: Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth

Amount: 42 lbs.

Price per pound: $60

Total sell price: $2,520

 

Roth Petite Swiss

Made by: Marc Druart, Emmi Roth, Monroe

Buyer: Wells Fargo, Milwaukee

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $60

Total sell price: $1,200

 

Odyssey Peppercorn Feta

Made by: Steve Buholzer, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

Buyer: Emmi Roth, Monroe

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $100

Total sell price: $1,000

 

Joan of Arc Wild Berry Vanilla Chèvre

Made by: Team Lancaster, Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee

Buyer: Rock River Laboratory, Watertown

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $80

Total sell price: $800

 

Big Ed’s Smokehouse Gouda

Made by: Saxon Creamery Team, Saxon Cheese, Cleveland

Buyer: Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee

Amount: 12 lbs.

Price per pound: $215

Total sell price: $2,580

 

 

 

Sartori Reserve Chipotle BellaVitano

Made by: Mike Matucheski, Sartori Company, Antigo

Buyer: Berenz Packaging, Menomonee Falls

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $70

Total sell price: $1,400

 

Pasteurized Process American

Made by: Team AMPI, Associated Milk Producers Inc., Portage

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $110

Total sell price: $1,100

 

Dunbarton

Made by: Chris Roelli, Roelli Cheese Company, Shullsburg

Buyer: John Yingling, Mequon

Amount: 11 lbs.

Price per pound: $150

Total sell price: $1,650

 

Dill Havarti

Made by: Ron Bechtolt, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $120

Total sell price: $1,200

 

String Cheese

Made by: Dan Schwind, Baker Cheese Factory, St. Cloud

Buyer: Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $230

Total sell price: $2,300

 

Caraway Brick

Made by: John (Randy) Pitman, Mill Creek Cheese, Arena

Buyer: Cheese Market News, Madison

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $75

Total sell price: $750

 

Black River Blue Cheese

Made by: Team Fond du Lac, Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee

Buyer: Alpma USA, Milwaukee

Amount: 12 lbs.

Price per pound: $80

Total sell price: $960

 

Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta

Made by: Steve Webster, Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe

Buyer: Chr. Hansen, Milwaukee

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $50

Total sell price: $500

 

Brick

Made by: Matt Henze, Decatur Dairy, Brodhead

Buyer: Kelley Supply, Colby

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $120

Total sell price: $1,200

 

Mascarpone

Made by: Crave Cheese Team, Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, Waterloo

Buyer: Wells Fargo, Milwaukee

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $140

Total sell price: $1,400

 

Monterey Jack             

Made by: Andy Follen, Lynn Dairy Granton

Buyer: DSM Food Specialties, Waukesha

Amount: 40 lbs.

Price per pound: $30

Total sell price: $1,200

 

Aged Goat Cheese

Made by: Katie Fuhrmann & Team LaClare, LaClare Farms, Malone

Buyer: Dairy Products Marketing, Fond du Lac

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $290

Total sell price: $2,900

 

Low Moisture Mozzarella, Whole Milk

Made by: Roger Krohn, Agropur, Luxemburg

Buyer: Ebert Enterprises LLC, Algoma

Amount: 13 lbs.

Price per pound: $100

Total sell price: $1,300

 

Chihuahua Loaf

Made by: Jace Johnsrud, Chula Vista Cheese, Browntown

Buyer: Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $220

Total sell price: $2,200

 

Marieke Belegen Gouda

Made by: Marieke Penterman, Marieke Gouda, Thorp

Buyer: Ivarson, Milwaukee

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $130

Total sell price: $2,600

 

Aged Cheddar

Made by: Jacque Vey, Land O’Lakes, Kiel

Buyer: Masters Gallery Foods, Plymouth

Amount: 40 lbs.

Price per pound: $165

Total sell price: $6,600

 

Swiss & Almond Cold Pack

Made by: Team Pine River, Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton

Buyer: Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee

Amount: 11 lbs.

Price per pound: $210

Total sell price: $2,310

 

Feta

Made by: Nathan Forseth, Agropur, Weyauwega

Buyer: DSM Food Specialties, Waukesha

Amount: 18 lbs.

Price per pound: $105

Total sell price: $1,890

 

Roth Sriracha Gouda

Made by: Marc Druart, Emmi Roth, Monroe

Buyer: Wisconsin State Fair Park Board, West Allis

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $350

Total sell price: $3,500

 

Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend

Made by: Mike Matucheski, Sartori Company, Antigo

Buyer: West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe, West Allis

Amount: 20 lbs.

Price per pound: $260

Total sell price: $5,200

 

Havarti

Made by: Decatur Dairy Cheesemakers, Decatur Dairy, Brodhead

Buyer: Nelson-Jameson, Marshfield

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $320

Total sell price: $3,200

 

Salted Butter

Made by: Foremost Farms 3rd Shift, Foremost Farms USA, Reedsburg

Buyer: Ivarson, Milwaukee

Amount: 10 lbs.

Price per pound: $220

Total sell price: $2,200