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AN UPPER STYRIAN CREAMERY SCORES HIGH AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CHEESE CONTEST IN WISCONSIN

March 25, 2014

Erzherzog Johann is the first runner-up in the world championship cheese contest made by
Alois Pichler and his team at the Obersteirische Molkerei in Knittelfeld, Upper Styria.

Out of possible 100 points, the Emmentaler scored 97.689 in the final round of judging. The cheese was deemed the second best of 2,615 entries from 22 countries, and also won gold in the categories Alpine Cheeses and Hard Cheeses. The "Steirische Bergkäse", another cheese of the Upper Styrian creamery, scored bronze in two of its categories as well. 

The World Championship Cheese Contest took place between 18-19, 2014, in Madison, Wisconsin, and is the largest technical cheese and butter competition in the world.  “Congratulations to the thousands of cheesemakers from around the world who participated in the largest technical cheese competition ever held. Every medalist should be extremely proud of their accomplishment,” said John Umhoefer, executive director of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, which hosts the biennial competition.

For more information about the Upper Styrian creamery visit www.oml.at/start.htm. For more information on the contest, as well as complete results for all entry classes and contest photos, visit www.worldchampioncheese.org

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