Thank you for joining us at the 2018 California Artisan Cheese Festival! Congratulations goes out to our talented Cheesemongers and Chefs at The Best Bite. Our Judges' Panel awarded first place to Chris Stone of Nugget Market for his Best Bite using Lionza from Fiscalini Cheese Co. Second place was awarded to Sara Payne of Whole Foods Market, Napa using Big McKinley Clothbound from Wm Cofield Cheesemakers, and third place went to Evan Atherton of Gus’s Community Market, using Capra Stanislaus from Nicolau Farms.
Our Judge's selected John Ash & Co. for the Best Restaurant Bite using Calabrian Chile Casiago from Nicolau Farms.
You also had a say in picking our People's Choice winners! People's Choice Cheesemonger went to Christine Steel Dillard of Whole Foods Market in Fresno, using 6-month aged goat cheese from Two Rock Goat Cheese, and People's Choice Chef was Moustache Baked Goods of Healdsburg for their Earl Grey Financier Bite with Fig & Date Butter and Beehive Cheese “Teahive” Cheese.
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