'Leelanau Cheese Company' on Serious Eats

Results of the American Cheese Society’s Annual Competition

The 2007 American Cheese Society competition was one of record-breaking proportions, with a total of 1,208 entries received from 200 companies, a 27 percent increase over last year. This year’s Best in Show award went to Suttons Bay, Michigan, cheesemaker Leelanau Cheese Company for its Aged Raclette. Raclette is both a variety of cheese and a means of serving it. A semi-firm, cow's milk cheese traditionally from the Swiss and French alps, it is usually melted by fire or heat lamp and accompanied by cornichons, pickled pearl onions, and boiled fingerling potatoes. Its great meltability also makes it a wonderful cheese to incorporate into a fondue.... More

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