Lake Geneva Country Meats continued its tradition of producing award winning meat products at the 2017 Wisconsin Cured Meat Championships! This year, the judging was held on April 1st, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. Over 1,000 products were entered by more than 40 Wisconsin meat processors into the competition’s 36 categories. Lake Geneva Country Meats was thrilled to take home awards in 12 categories. Here is the list of this year’s award winning meat products from Lake Geneva Country Meats:
- Grand Champion Skinless Wieners
- Grand Champion Snack Sticks
- Grand Champion Coarse Ground Ring Bologna
- Reserve Grand Champion Fresh Dinner Sausage for our Chorizo Sausage
- Reserve Grand Champion Specialty Meat Product for our Ultimate Bacon
- Champion Bone In Ham
- Champion Smoked Five Pepper Smoked Sausage with Habanero Cheese
- Champion Smoked Polish Sausage
- Champion Cheddar Bites
- Reserve Champion Old World Summer Sausage
- Honorable Mention Jalapeno Cheddar Summer Sausage
- Honorable Mention Emulsified Ring Bologna
We are proud to have been awarded these honors from a team of over 40 judges comprised of food scientists, out-of-state meat processors and other food industry professionals. The products are all scored on a 1,000 point scale that judges a diverse group of criteria comprising of external appearance, internal appearance, aroma and taste. To win awards in 12 of 30 categories entered, demonstrates LGCM’s consistent quality across many different types of products.
Scott Vorpagel, President of Lake Geneva Country Meats said: “I’m proud of our Wisconsin Master Meat Crafter Jeff Schmalfeldt, and our entire production team, including Marc Baillargeon and many other talented sausage makers and meat cutters. They work hard all year long to make great products for our customers and this is the payoff for them. To see their work recognized with so many awards is great.”
Stop by Lake Geneva Country Meats today to try any of our award winning products. We’re located just 3 miles east of Lake Geneva on Highway 50 and our retail store is open 8 AM – 6 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 3 PM on Saturday. To see a complete list of recents awards, please see the “Awards” section of our About Us page.