Two cheeses developed by Northeast retail chain Wegmans and aged in the company’s cheese caves won gold medals in their respective categories at the American Cheese Society’s 2018 Judging & Competition.
Rochester, New York-based Wegmans’ 1916 Aged Goat Cheese won gold in the Goat’s Milk Cheese category and its Professor’s Brie won gold in the Soft-Ripened Cheeses made with Mixed Milks category.
“Our own cheese caves make it possible to bring perfectly ripened and better-quality cheeses to our customers,” says Cathy Gaffney, Wegmans’ vice president of cheese and deli. “They also enable us to work with the very best cheesemakers around the world and locally to create cheeses exclusive to Wegmans. I am incredibly proud of the people working in our caves and in our stores and all they do to make our cheese shops amazing.”The Best of Show winner at the competition, Cellars at Jasper Hill’s Harbison cheese, also is sold at Wegmans’ instore cheese shops.