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LaClare Family Creamery’s Evalon captured First Place/Best of Class Goat Cheese at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest.

LaClare’s Evalon was the original cheese crafted under the LaClare Farms brand. In 2011, it won the Best of Show out of 1,604 cheeses at the U.S. Championship. It has captured honor after honor every year since, including premier awards at the United States Cheese Championship, American Cheese Society Contest and World Championships Cheese Contest.

“The judges certainly picked a great artisanal cheese,” said Katie Fuhrmann, LaClare’s head cheesemaker. “We use the freshest, highest-quality and most delicious goat milk from does fed on grain and top-tier forage. The result is a Gouda-style, semi-soft treat with just a hint of Italian Asiago flavor and texture. It’s a great choice.”

This year’s WDE contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Assn. (WDPA), received a near- record number 1,402 entries for cheese, butter, fluid milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, sour cream, sherbet, cultured milk, sour cream dips, whipping cream, whey and creative/innovative products from dairy processors throughout North America.

“This year’s contest has once again surpassed all expectations,” says Brad Legreid, executive director, Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, which conducts the annual World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. “As the only dairy-product contest of its kind, this special event promotes the entire dairy industry and its wide spectrum of nutritious and flavorful dairy products.”

About Mosaic Meadows

Mosaic Meadows is a company of family-operated, world-class cheesemakers: Wisconsin-based La Clare Family Creamery and Saxon Creamery, along with Verona, Pa.-based Lamagna Cheese Co.

About LaClare Family Creamery

LaClare Family Creamery traces its roots back to 1978 when Larry and Clara Hedrich started a small goat farm on the outskirts of Chilton, Wis. The family-operated business has grown to include a processing plant, retail shop and restaurant at its current location in Malone., Wis., as has received numerous national and international awards for its innovative and tasty products