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 Klondike Cheese Company awarded 12 top-three awards and sweeps one class’ top five spots at the World Championship Cheese Contest

MONROE, Wis. (March 8, 2018) — Klondike Cheese Company earned several notable awards at the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest taking three first place, five second place and four third place honors which includes a top five sweep of the flavored high protein yogurt-cow’s milk class.
Klondike’s commitment to producing high quality, authentic and consistent products continues to be recognized by the experts worldwide. Best of Class honors went to Buholzer Brothers™ brick cheese, Odyssey® low fat feta and Odyssey® peach Greek yogurt.
Placing second in their categories were Odyssey® traditional feta, tomato basil feta, sweet heat feta, vanilla Greek yogurt and Buholzer Brothers™ muenster.
Third place awards went to Odyssey® traditional feta, fat free feta, peach 2% Greek yogurt and Buholzer Brothers™ Havarti.
“We are extremely honored to have been recognized as flavor and quality leaders in so many classes as the competition on a global scale is fierce,” stated Luke Buholzer, vice president of sales at Klondike Cheese Company. “We are very proud to receive the top five awards in the flavored high protein – cow’s milk class for peach, vanilla, peach 2%, blueberry and pomegranate acai Greek yogurts. The recognition received is in thanks to the high-quality milk from our local farm families paired with our dedicated staff and six Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers who take great pride in making sure quality is always top priority.”
The World Championship Cheese Contest was held March 6-8, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin and is the largest cheese contest of its kind. There was a record of 3,402 entries competing in 121 classes of dairy products with entries from 26 nations.
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Klondike Cheese Company has been producing award-winning cheese at the same location since the late 1800s. Family-owned and operated in Monroe, Wis. by the Buholzer family for four generations, the secret to Klondike’s quality is a combination of state-of-the-art equipment, its own special recipes and time-honored traditions of cheese making. Today Klondike Cheese Company is proud to be home to six Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Klondike markets its Odyssey® feta and Greek yogurt for foodservice and retail, as well as brick, muenster and Havarti under the Buholzer Brothers™ label for foodservice.


MONROE, Wis. (June 27, 2016) — Klondike Cheese Company took away 12 ribbons in the five categories that they entered at the WI State Fair Cheese and Butter contest in Milwaukee. Klondike took home first and second place for its traditional feta cheese along with first, second, and third place for their flavored feta cheese. Klondike also swept the Flavored Havarti category with their Dill Havarti and first and second place with the plain Havarti.

The State Fair will take place August 4-14th in Milwaukee with the Blue Ribbon Cheese and Butter auction being held on Aug. 11 at the Saz’s Hospitality Village at Wisconsin State Fair.

Klondike’s Odyssey® Mediterranean Feta won first place and Odyssey® Tomato & Basil Feta took second and third place the Odyssey® Peppercorn in the same category, respectively. The flavored Feta left quite an impression but the Odyssey® Traditional Feta took first and second place in the Feta Category.”These awards are an honor and a testament to the quality of our products,” said Luke Buholzer, vice president of sales at Klondike Cheese Company. “Klondike has always been known for making great feta cheese, and we’re proud to be continually recognized for also producing some of our state’s best Havarti and Brick cheeses Klondike Cheese’s brick cheese took first and second place ribbons in the Brick/ Muenster category a tough category to place as there are so many great quality brick and muenster cheese producers in the state.  They were also recognized for sweeping the Flavored Havarti category all three places with their Dill Havarti and taking first and second place in the plain Havarti category.

Klondike Cheese Company’s award-winning Odyssey® feta cheese and Buholzer Brothers™ Brick and Havarti is made using the freshest Wisconsin cow’s milk with state of the art equipment, which yields a cheese of superior quality and consistency.


Klondike Cheese Co. takes on new category, Sour Cream. 

What sets Adelphos® Reduced Fat Sour Cream apart from the other contenders on the shelf?  It is made with Odyssey® Greek Yogurt.  The nutritional difference to consumers is substantial.  Adelphos® Reduced Fat Sour Cream is 40% Less Fat and 75% Less Cholesterol than your Traditional Sour Cream.  At only 25 Calories per serving Adelphos® Reduced Fat Sour Cream beats out the average of 64 Calories of four different industry leaders Sour Creams.  You will be able to have that loaded baked potato without worrying about your waistline.  This is an area that is untapped.

It is offered in a 12oz. container for Retail and offered in Food-Service sizes. Industry and Food Sales are welcome to contact Stan Woodworth, Klondike Cheese Co. for more information.