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We’d like to congratulate the Pineland Farms Dairy Company for bringing home 1st and 3rd place awards in the Mature Cheddar – aged 24 through 47 month category!

The Reserve Cheddar is a favorite not just at the awards but with our customers as well. You can find Pineland Farms Reserve Cheddar at the Market as well as online here. There are so many ways to enjoy this fantastic award-winning cheese including this recipe from the Pineland Farms Dairy Company for Antipasto Skewers!

Keep reading below to learn more about the Pineland Farms Dairy Company’s awards at the American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging and Competition.

BANGOR, MAINE, August 7, 2023 – Pineland Farms Dairy won a Gold Medal and a Bronze Medal at the 38th annual American Cheese Society (ACS) Judging and Competition.  The ACS competition is the largest event of its kind for American-made cheeses.

The winners were announced during the ACS Annual Conference held in Des Moines, IA from July 18 – 21, 2023.  1,454 products from 195 entering companies across 131 categories were evaluated for excellence in cheesemaking and commitment to food safety.

Pineland Farms’ Reserve Cheddar, Aged 2 Years brought home the First Place Gold Medal.  A judge’s comments, “a good representation of a nice cheddar with slight fruitiness, a bit of broth, buttery, and a sharpness that lingers.”  Another Reserve Cheddar that was Aged 2+ Years brought home the Third Place Bronze Medal.  Judges commented that this cheese had “overall slightly crumbly body and fruity flavor” and “a slightly sharp cheddar with hints of fruit, broth, toast with a long finish.”

Mark Whitney, President, in congratulating the Cheesemakers stated “This is a very big win.  Cheddar is traditionally the most difficult category, as so many extremely well-known and excellent cheeses usually sweep this class.  The fact that we can stand out and win speaks volumes about our quality and craftsmanship.  I know that sometimes the day to day grind can take a toll, but this is a reminder that we can be proud of what we do here and what we have accomplished.  Well done, everyone!”

About Pineland Farms Dairy Company, Inc.

Pineland Farms Dairy Company is located in Bangor, Maine, and produces all-natural dairy products for both the retail and foodservice industries across the Northeast. The company supports local dairy farmers by using 100% fresh Maine milk to handcraft their specialty cheeses and fluid milk products. For more information, please visit

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