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The Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. has something to be proud of The South Woodstock, Vt.-based company brought home three gold medals and two second place finishes in recent competitions.

At the Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, Vermont Farmstead received gold medals for its BrickHaus Tilsit in the havarti category, WindsorDale in the open class hard cheese category and AleHouse Cheddar in the flavored hard cheese category. This is the second contest that the company has participated in and won three gold medals. The winners were chosen from 50 different companies and more than 600 products.

"Our first awards were for our soft ripened cheese and now our semi-hard and hard cheeses have been recognized. It confirms that we're achieving success on the full range of our cheeses," says Rick Woods, head cheesemaker.

At the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, Vermont Farmstead's BrickHaus Tilsit took second place in the open class semi-soft cheese category and the AleHouse Cheddar took second place in the flavored natural cheese category. The winners were chosen from among 705 products submitted from around the country. For more information, visit www.vermontfarmstead.com.

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Title Annotation:FRESH TALK
Author:Hatt, Elizabeth Louise
Publication:Grocery Headquarters
Date:Oct 1, 2011
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