Carr Valley Cheese Wins Big at the World Cheese Awards 2013

Carr Valley Cheese
Sid Cook and his team at Carr Valley Cheese represented Wisconsin’s Dairyland well, as international cheese experts meeting at the World Cheese Awards 2013 in London, England awarded Carr Valley Cheese ten awards.

Billy Blue Goat Cheese

Billy Blue

Bringing home the gold is nothing new to our friends at Carr Valley Cheese. In the past five years alone, Carr Valley cheeses have won more than 400 top awards in U.S. and international competitions. Here are the latest award winning Wisconsin cheeses from Carr Valley’s artisan cheesemakers.

Super Gold Award Winners: Billy Blue  (Goat Cheese), and Cave Aged Marisa (Sheep’s Milk Cheese)

Gold Award Winner: Black Sheep Truffle  (Sheep’s Milk Cheese)

Silver Award Winners: Smoked Billy Blue, Virgin Pine Native Sheep, Smoked Ba Ba Blue, Bessie’s Blend

Bronze Award Winners: Aged Marisa, Virgin Pine Native Blue, Menage

Cave Aged Marisa

Cave Aged Marisa

More than 250 cheese experts gathered in London at the World Cheese Awards 2013 event to whittle 2,777 entries down to just 58 SuperGold cheeses, as well as awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals to nearly 700 well-crafted cheeses. The cheeses were chosen by a panel of 16 expert judges representing 13 nations. Organized in 1988 by The Guild of Fine Food, the World Cheese Awards has grown into the largest international event of its type in the world.

All of us here at WebWise Design & Marketing want to congratulate Sid and his entire team including his cheesemakers and support people for the latest awards acknowledging the skill, pride and care  they put in crafting their Wisconsin cheeses and in making it available for everyone.

Visit the Carr Valley Cheese retail website or their website for chefs, cheesemongers, and other wholesale customers where you may purchase their award winning Wisconsin cheese.


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Our 2013 American Cheese Society Contest Award Winning Clients

Congratulations to everyone in the Artisan Cheese industry for their outstanding 2013 American Cheese Society competition held last week in Madison, Wisconsin! We are pleased to tell you how well some of our clients placed.

Carr Valley Cheese Carr Valley Cheese Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle, Wisconsin, won a total of 13 ribbons including a 1st place award for Bandaged Billy goat cheese. Carr Valley also received four 2nd place awards and eight 3rd place awards.

Edeleweiss Creamery
Edeleweiss Creamery Edelweiss Creamery, Monroe WI, brought home a 3rd place ribbon for their Muenster.


Maple Leaf Cheese English Hollow Cheddar Maple Leaf Cheese Coop. received a 3rd place ribbon for their English Hollow Cheddar.


Uplands Cheese Uplands Cheese Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville WI, won a 3rd place ribbon for their Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese.

The 2013 ACS Judging and Competition was the largest ever, with 257 companies submitting 1,794 different products. What a remarkable accomplishment for these talented artisan cheesemakers!

We are privileged and proud to work with several of Wisconsin’s finest cheesemakers providing them an online presence that befits their status. Congratulations to Sid Cook and his team at Carr Valley Cheese, Bruce Workman and his team at Edelweiss Creamery, Jeff Wideman, Paul Reigle and their team at Maple Leaf Cheese Coop, and Mike Gingrich and Andy Hatch at Uplands Cheese.

2013 Wisconsin State Fair Cheese Contest Winners

Congratulations to all the winners and participants in the Cheese and Butter Competition at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair! We especially want to acknowledge the prize-winning entries from our clients.

Carr Valley CheeseSid Cook, Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle WI

  • Cave Aged Cardona, 1st place, Natural Goat Milk Cheese
  • Creama Kasa, 3rd place, Soft and Spreadable Cheese
  • Caso Bolo Mellage, 3rd place, Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese

Bob Koenig, Carr Valley Cheese, LaValle WI

  • Menage, 1st place, Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese

Edeleweiss Creamery Bruce Workman, Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello WI

  • Cellar Aged Grass Based Gouda, 3rd place, Open Class – Hard Cheese

Again, congratulations to all the excellent Wisconsin cheesemakers!


Members of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia Visit Uplands Cheese in Dodgeville, WI

RRC Members touring Uplands CheeseMonday, May 20 UW Professor Andy Lewis, Broadband & Economic Development Specialist at the Center for Community Technology Solutions, UW-Extension, led a group visiting the facilities at Uplands Cheese north of Dodgeville, Wisconsin. The group included three members of the Parliament of Victoria, Australia, who are members of the Rural and Regional Committee. They were Mr Paul Wellner (Chair), Mr Geoff Howard MP,  and Mr Andrew Katos MP. They were accompanied by Lilian Topic, Executive Officer of the Rural and Regional Committee. I was privileged to participate in this event. Mike Gingrich of Uplands Cheese graciously acted as tour guide. He was a wealth of information and ended the tour with a tasting of the multiple-award winning Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese.

The Rural and Regional Committee members were in the United States as part of their Inquiry into the Opportunities to Use Telecommuting and E-Business in Rural and Regional Victoria. After touring Uplands Cheese, the members of the committee, Andy, and I continued with discussion of the pros and cons of telecommuting and remote working. We also discussed entrepreneurship challenges in rural areas, including broadband access and costs. I related my experience of bootstrapping a small business and over seventeen years of running WebWise Design & Marketing in a small community in southwest Wisconsin. We discussed how a committee of dedicated members (including Andy and me) helped establish local dial-up Internet service availability in 1997 to nearly everyone in Grant County, WI. That local access grew from the city of Platteville only to covering nearly everywhere in Grant County in approximately six month’s time.

We concluded the day with a bit of a hike to a rocky point with a panoramic view overlooking Wyoming Valley, followed by dinner at a local restaurant, where our Australian visitors enjoyed their first taste of fried Wisconsin cheese curds. Thanks to Andy and Mike for making this wonderful exchange of conversation, information, and ideas possible.