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Yellow House Cheese wins second place award at 2013 American Cheese Society Competition

Aug. 19, 2013

August 13, 2013—Seville, Ohio – Yellow House Cheese, LLC announced today that itscheese, Yellow House Blue was awarded a second place ribbon by the American Cheese Society (ACS) at the annual competition awards ceremony held Friday,  August 2, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin. The ACS competition celebrated its 30entries; 1,794 products were entered by 257 companies into 92 categories. In each category, a first, second and third place ribbon are awarded.Yellow House Blue won a red ribbon in the Blue Mold Cheeses category in the class blue-veined with a rind or external coating made from sheep’s or mixed milk.This was the first time that Yellow House Cheese, LLC has entered into the ACS competition and only the  second year producing cheeses at the farm.Yellow House Blue is a sheep’s milk blue cheese created with milk from the Henslee family’s own sheep flock. The cheese is firm with a sophisticated taste of sheep’s milk packed with whole, raw milk flavor. Each cheese is made by hand in small batches at the farmstead creamery. Yellow House Blue is available seasonally from June-January. Official results can be found at

About Yellow House Cheese

Yellow House Cheese is a family farm that makes artisan style aged cheeses. Yellow House Cheese produces high quality sheep’s milk cheeses from their own sheep flock.Cow’s milk and mixed milk cheeses are also handmade in the creamery. The mission of Yellow House Cheese is to produce quality, handmade, small batch cheeses focusingon high animal care standards while upholding the tradition of the family farm in local agriculture. Yellow House Cheese is a small town, small acreage enterprise in Seville,Ohio. The four-acre family farm houses the family’s sheep flock, milk parlor, and creamery.

(Kristyn Henslee graduated from The Ohio State University with a minor in animal sciences and a major in agricultural communications.)