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Swiss Emmentaler named world's best cheese

Swiss Emmentaler is the 2014 World Cheese Champ

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

Cheesemaker Gerard Sinnesberger took top honors 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 honors 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.

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Carter March 20 2014 at 9:42 AM

Somebody had to cut the cheese .

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venturamickey March 20 2014 at 1:40 PM

Velvetta rules Americans want fast gooooeee cheap cheese. Good cheese takes to long. Were hungry now!!!!

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lbreamer March 20 2014 at 10:03 AM

I'd love to have some of each kind that was submitted, just to taste the differences & find out which kind I like best! We eat a lot of cheeses at home, everybody in the family loves it!!

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dimag56in41 March 20 2014 at 9:50 AM

so the USA won 59 of 90 categories judged......yet didn't hit the board for BEST IN SHOW.......I wonder what some of those categories where called???

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scot168 March 20 2014 at 10:12 AM

Who cut the cheese?

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art6111 scot168 March 20 2014 at 10:25 AM

I didn't do it.

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Pope John March 20 2014 at 10:53 AM

Cheeses of Nazareth

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ioffny52 March 20 2014 at 2:02 PM

LIMBURGER

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ED & IRENE March 20 2014 at 1:25 PM

where do we find this cheese

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Lovemykids March 20 2014 at 11:50 AM

say cheese....hahahaha......lol

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Jorge March 20 2014 at 11:36 AM

I have cleared many a venue cutting cheese!

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