Many of the top competitors in July's American Cheese Society competiton are in Bra, Italy this month for the Slow Food International Cheese Fair.

The Best of Show in the ACS competition went to Pleasant Ridge Reserve, a Farmstead cheese made only in summer by Uplands Cheese Inc., Dodgeville, Wis., Michael Gingrich, cheesemaker.

An incomplete list of first place winners appears here. For the complete list or results, and more informaton visit

Catapano Dairy Farm, Chevre

Cantare Foods, Mascarpone

Jasper Hill Farm, Constant Bliss

Lactalis USA - Belmont,

3 kg President 60% Brie

Bittersweet Plantation Dairy, Evangeline

Old Chatham Sheepherding Company,

Nancy's Camembert

Three Sisters Farmstead Cheese,

Bella Sorella

Cypress Grove Chevre, Humboldt Fog Mini

Place Carr Valley Cheese, Menage

Maple Leaf Cheese Company Co-Op,

Monterey Jack

Willamette Valley Cheese, Jalapeno Jack

Crowley Cheese, Inc., Medium Sharp Colby

Fair Oaks Dairy Products, Sweet Swiss

Fair Oaks Dairy Products, Aged Gouda

Goat Lady Dairy, Gouda

Carr Valley Cheese, Cave Aged Mellage

Fiscalini Cheese Co., Cheddar

Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Cheddar - 6 Yr.

Green Mountain Blue Cheese, Gore-Dawn-Zola

Roth Kase USA, Ltd., Panina

Roth Kase USA, Ltd., Gran Queso

The Antigo Cheese Co., Stravecchio Parmesan

Crave Brothers Farmstead,

Farmer's Rope String

Belfiore Cheese Company, Fresh Mozzarella

Sierra Nevada Cheese Company,

Sierra Nevada Cheese Jalapeno Cream Cheese

Cypress Grove Chevre, Purple Haze

Willamette Valley Cheese, Cumin Gouda

Cypress Grove Chevre, Herb Chevre

Taylor Farm, Maple Smoked Gouda

Cypress Grove Chevre, Herb Chevre

Cowgirl Creamery, Cottage Cheese

PastureLand, Butter, Salted

Fromagerie Bergeron, Fin Renard