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Pearl Valley Cheese’s Rindless Swiss named best in the world

| May 27, 2014
Pearl Valley Cheese recently received first place in the Rindless Swiss Cheese category at the World Championship Cheese Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association. Pictured from left to right receiving the award are David Burch, production manager, and Chuck Ellis, owner of Pearl Valley Cheese. The World Championship Cheese Contest has 90 categories and more than 2,700 cheese entries from all over the world each year.

Pearl Valley Cheese recently received first place in the Rindless Swiss Cheese category at the World Championship Cheese Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association. Pictured from left to right receiving the award are David Burch, production manager, and Chuck Ellis, owner of Pearl Valley Cheese. The World Championship Cheese Contest has 90 categories and more than 2,700 cheese entries from all over the world each year.

COSHOCTON – Pearl Valley Cheese in Fresno often competes in state and national competitions and has won many awards for their cheeses, but nothing compares to the award they received last March when their Rindless Swiss Cheese was declared best in the world at the World Championship Cheese Contest sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association.

The World Championship Cheese Contest features 90 different categories and had more than 2,700 entries from all over the world. Pearl Valley’s Rindless Swiss Cheese placed first with a score of 98.15 in the Rindless Swiss Style Cheese Class. In all the different categories of cheese at the contest, Pearl Valley was also named in the Top 16.

“We liken it to the Super Bowl of cheesemaking,” said Chuck Ellis, owner of Pearl Valley Cheese. “There were entries there from France, Spain, and Austria. We were standing there among the best cheesemakers in the world.”

Ellis received the award at an award’s ceremony in Milwaukee on April 24. In addition, they were also presented with a resolution from Representative Bill Hayes and State Senator Troy Balderson and were on the House and Senate floor to accept the resolution.

June is National Dairy Month and Pearl Valley Cheese will be celebrating by providing specials for their cheeses throughout the month. Pearl Valley Cheese has been in business since 1928 and their cheeses are available at Baker’s, Buehler’s, Medbery Marketplace, Village Market, Collin’s Meat Market, and the Unusual Junction. They make 12 varieties of cheese.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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  1. Robert Merry says:

    Love Pearl Valley Cheeses