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Photos From The United States Championship Cheese Contest • Wisconsin Documentary Photojournalist

This past week I had the opportunity to cover the 2011 United States Championship Cheese Contest in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  This is the second time I’ve covered the event.  The best thing about covering the event is I get to sample some of the best cheeses in the United States.  Wisconsin is a hot bed of cheese making and the cheese makers from Wisconsin always do well in the judging and this year was no exception.  The three top awards went to Wisconsin cheese makers with the top award going to Katie Hedrich of LaClare Farms Specialties of Chilton, Wisconsin for her evalon cheese.  Evalon is a goat’s milk hard cheese and has to be tasty to beat out the parmesan from Sartori Foods of Plymouth, Wisconsin that was the runner up and took the top honor at the last US championship.  Here are some of my favorite story telling photos.