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Swiss Emmentaler wins world champion cheese title in Wisconsin

Judges enter their findings into iPads during the first day of the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Entries in the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest reached a new record this year, growing five percent to more than 2,600 entries from 22 nations around the world. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
March 20, 2014 - 6:20 AM

MADISON, Wis. - A Swiss Emmentaler has won the title of 2014 World Championship Cheese in Wisconsin.

Cheesemaker Gerard Sinnesberger took top honours for his Original Schweizer Rohmilch Emmentaler, a large format, big wheel Swiss cheese.

Out of possible 100 points, the Emmentaler scored 97.85 in the final round of judging Wednesday. The cheese scored top honours out of 2,615 entries from 22 countries.

An Austrian entry, called Erzherzog Johann, was second. Another Swiss entry, Gruyere AOP, was third.

U.S. cheesemakers scored big in the competition, winning gold medals in 59 of the total 90 categories judged. Switzerland came in second with seven gold medals, while the Netherlands had five.

Among U.S. entries, Wisconsin dominated with 33 gold medals.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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