Award Winning Cheese

2017:

US Championship Cheese Contest
Bear Hill – Best In Class
Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar – Second and Third

Good Food Awards
Bear Hill – Winner
Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar – Finalist

2016:

World Cheese Awards
Shepsog – Gold
Bear Hill – Silver

Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition
Shepsog – Gold & Runner Up for Best in Show
Traditional Clothbound Cheddar – Bronze
Two Year Aged Cheddar – Bronze
Bear Hill – Silver
Smoked Chili Cheddar – Bronze
Maple Smoked Cheddar – Bronze

International Cheese Awards
Traditional Clothbound Cheddar – Bronze
Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar – Very Highly Commended
Bear Hill – Bronze
Shepsog – Gold
Best USA Cheese – Cheddar – Mature
Traditional Clothbound Cheddar – Silver
Best USA Cheese – Sheep
Bear Hill – Gold
Best USA Cheese – Any Cheese with Additives
Vermont Leyden – Bronze
Best USA Cheese – Any Variety not in the above classes
Shepsog – Bronze

2015:

US Championship Cheese Contest
Vermont Clothbound Cheddar – Second

International Cheese Awards
Red Vask – Gold
Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar – Silver
Smoked Chili Cheddar – Bronze
American Cheese Society
Vermont Clothbound Cheddar – Second

Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition
Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar- Gold
2 Year Aged Cheddar – Silver
Maple Smoked Cheddar – Silver
Vermont Leyden – Silver
Bear Hill – Bronze
Extra Mature Cheddar – Bronze
Red Vask – Bronze
Smoked Chili Cheddar – Bronze
Truffle Cheddar – Bronze
Vermont Clothbound Cheddar – Bronze


 

2014

World Cheese Awards
Bismark, Super Gold
Shepsog, Super Gold

Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition
Bear Hill, Silver
Shepsog, Silver
3 Year Aged Cheddar, Bronze
Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar, Bronze
Clothbound Cheddar, Bronze
Maple Smoked Cheddar, Bronze


 

2013

World Cheese Awards
Shepsog – Gold
Naked – Gold
Vermont Leyden – Bronze
Eweden – Bronze
Bear Hill – Bronze

American Cheese Society
Bear Hill – Best in Show 2nd Place & First
Vermont Clothbound Cheddar – Second
Eweden Apple Pie – First

International Cheese Awards
Bear Hill – Gold & World’s Best Sheep (from National Sheep Association)
Truffled Bismark – Gold
Bismark – Silver
Leyden – Silver
Shepsog – Bronze
4 Year Aged Cheddar – very highly commended

 


 

2012

World Cheese Awards:
Shepsog – SUPER GOLD
Bismark – Gold
Cave Aged Clothbound Cheddar – Gold
Naked – Gold
Barndance – Bronze

Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition:
Naked Cheddar – BEST IN SHOW
Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar – Silver
Truffled Bismark – Gold
Eweden Apple Pie – Gold
Eweden Black Pepper – Gold
Eweden – Gold
Leyden – Silver
Bear Hill – Bronze
Maple Smoked Cheddar – Silver
Shepsog – Silver
Bismark – Bronze

American Cheese Society:
Bismark – First Place Ribbon
Eweden Apple Pie – Second Place Ribbon
Bear Hill – Third Place Ribbon

sofi Awards, from the National Association for Specialty Food Trade:
Vermont Leyden, sofi Silver Finalist for Outstanding Cheese

 


 

2011

World Cheese Awards:
Vermont Clothbound Cheddar – Gold
Truffled Bismark – Bronze
Barndance – Bronze
Shepsog – Bronze (brand new)
Red Vask – Bronze (brand new)
American Cheese Society:
Grafton Duet – Second Place Ribbon

 


 

2010

American Cheese Society:
Grafton Maple Smoked, First Place Ribbon
Quercus Vitis Humulus Cheddar, Second Place Ribbon
Vermont Ice Cider Cheddar, Third Place Ribbon

Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition:
Cave Aged Clothbound Cheddar, Bronze
Horseradish Cheddar, Bronze
Maple Smoked Cheddar, Bronze
Double Bag Mustard Cheddar, Bronze

 


 

2009

sofi Awards, from the National Association for Specialty Food Trade:
Classic Reserve Cheddar Silver sofi in Classic Category
Grafton Duet Silver sofi in New Product Category

American Cheese Society:
Grafton Duet, First Place Ribbon

World Cheese Awards:
Classic Reserve, Bronze

Los Angeles International Dairy Competition:
Maple Smoked, Gold
Classic Reserve, Silver
Premium, Bronze

Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition:
Classic Reserve, Bronze

Best of Vermont
Premium Cheddar, First Place

 


 

2008

World Cheese Awards:
Maple Smoked Cheddar wins Bronze in the “Smoked Cheddar” category
Classic Reserve wins Silver in the “Extra Mature Creamery Cheddar” category

Wine Spectator Magazine:
100 Great Cheeses of the World – Premium and Cloth Bound Cheddar

Big E Gold Medal Cheese Competition:
Gold: Premium Cheddar
Silver: Grafton Gold
Bronze: Classic Reserve


 

2006

American Cheese Society Judging:
Second Place Ribbon-Maple Smoked Cheddar (Smoked Cheddar category)

World Cheese Award:
Four Star Cheddar wins Bronze in the “Vintage Cheddar made in a creamery before 1/2/05” category.


 

2003

National Association of Specialty Food Trades’ Product Awards:
Classic Reserve Gold Trophy for “Outstanding Classic Product.”
American Cheese Society Judging:
Second Place Ribbon-Premium Cheddar
Third Place Ribbon-Classic Reserve


 

2002

National Association of Specialty Food Trade’s Product Awards:
Four Star Cheddar, finalist in the category “Outstanding Best Seller 2001.”


 

2001

National Association of Specialty Food Trade’s Product Awards:
Classic Reserve, gold trophy winner in the “Outstanding Classic Product” category.
Grafton Gold, finalist silver trophy in “Outstanding Dairy Product” Category.
Four Star Cheddar, finalist silver trophy in “Outstanding New Product” category.

American Cheese Society Judging:
Grafton Gold, blue ribbon winner in aged Cheddar category.

Vermont AIWF Epicurious Award:
Grafton Cheddar: Favorite Vermont cheese Producer, Southern Vermont.


 

2000

National Association of Specialty Food Trade’s Product Award:
Classic Reserve Chosen as finalist in “Outstanding Classic Product” category.

American Cheese Society Judging:
Second Place Maple Smoked Cheddar.

Vermont AIWF Epicurious Awards:
Grafton Cheese Company, favorite Vermont Cheese Producer/Southern Vermont.