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LGCM Wins 11 Awards!

Lake Geneva Country Meats is excited to share that we have won 11 awards for our products at the 2024 Wisconsin Specialty Meat Championships!

LGCM Wins 11 Awards!
From L – R Marc Baillargeon, LGCM Plant Manager, Kathy Vorpagel, LGCM Owner, Scott Vorpagel, LGCM President with our two 2024 Grand Champion awards.

Held April 12-13th, 2024 in Middleton, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Specialty Meat Championships is the largest competition of its kind in the nation. Over 44 processors from Wisconsin entered 879 products into the competition, where 46 judges evaluated the products for appearance, aroma, and flavor.

Lake Geneva Country Meats has won hundreds of awards in this competition and continued the tradition in 2024 with 11 awards, including 2 Grand Champion awards. These awards show that the quality products our customers love to enjoy at home are also appreciated by industry professionals for the quality of workmanship.

LGCM Wins 11 Awards!

Speaking about the wins, Scott Vorpagel, President of Lake Geneva Country Meats said:

“We are so proud of our production team led by Plant Manager Marc Baillargeron, who crafted these award-winning products. They work hard to make high-quality products every day, and to win these awards is a validation of what they do. We are glad to see their talent recognized. We also would like to thank our Chief Meat Ambassador Kim Adams for selecting and carefully packing these products to be entered in the competition, and our Kitchen Manager Nick DeCarmine for producing our prepared entrées for the competition. It’s a team effort to do what we do at LGCM, and we have a great one.”

Here is the complete list of 2024 award-winning products:

Grand Champion

  • Semi-Boneless Ham
  • Old World Sausage – Summer Sausage with Red Wine & Herbs

Reserve Grand Champion

  • Large Diameter Luncheon Meat – Cherry Ham Sausage with Swiss Cheese
  • Emulsified Ring Bologna
  • Cooked Summer Sausage


  • Cooked Traditional Bratwurst
  • Cured & Smoked Poultry – Smoked Chicken

Reserve Champion

  • Skinless Frankfurter/Wieners
  • Restructured Jerky – BBQ Beef Strips

Honorable Mention

  • Fresh Specialty Poultry Sausage – Chicken Fajita Brats
  • Cooked Specialty Bratwurst – Cheddar & Green Pepper Brats

You can find a list of even more award-winning products from Lake Geneva Country Meats on our About Us page.

Thanks for reading – we’ll see you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats!

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