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LGCM Wins 22 Medals in International Competition

We are thrilled to announce that we have won 22 medals and a Cup of Honor in the 2019 DFV-AAMP IFFA Quality Competition for Sausage & Ham! This international competition is the most prestigious competition of its kind. In this competition, butchers from all over the world submit their products for evaluation by the expert judges of the DFV – the German Butchers’ Association. Lake Geneva Country Meats entered 22 products in competition, and every product entered won a medal. Here is the list of award winning products:

international gold medal winning products:

  • Bacon, Cheddar & Jalapeño Smoked Bratwurst
  • Cooked Bratwurst
  • Cooked Cheddar & Green Pepper Bratwurst
  • Cooked Portabella Mushroom & Swiss Cheese Bratwurst
  • Smoked Polish Sausage
  • Old Fashioned Jerky
  • Sweet Bourbon Jerky
  • Teriyaki Jerky
  • Cheddar Bite Snack Sticks
  • Jalapeño & Cheddar Snack Sticks
  • Smoked Bacon
  • Black Pepper Coated Bacon
  • Bone-In Smoked Ham

international silver medal winning products:

  • Ring Bologna
  • Smoked Andouille Sausage
  • Smoked Cheddarwurst
  • Smoked Kielbasa
  • Skinless Wieners
  • Bacon, Chicken, Cheddar Snack Sticks
  • Summer Sausage Snack Sticks

international bronze medal winning products:

  • Liver Sausage
  • Boneless Ham

In addition to the 22 medals, Lake Geneva Country Meats was awarded a Cup of Honor for special achievement in the competition, reflecting the overall excellence of the products entered. By overall medal awards, Lake Geneva Country Meats was placed in the top 10 of American butcher shops. Owners Scott and Kathy said:

“We are so proud of the entire production team at Lake Geneva Country Meats. From Jeff Schmalfeldt, our Master Meat Crafter, all the way down, as owners, we want to thank our team members for their efforts.  We are so happy to win these awards, and it’s wonderful our commitment to producing quality products has been recognized with this many awards.”

This is the second time the judging has been held in Madison, Wisconsin, and open to American entrants. Lake Geneva Country Meats has participated in both competitions. In the 2016 competition, we won 11 medals, as well as the Cup of Honor. You can see the award winning products from that contest here, or view pictures of our trip to Germany to claim the medals here.

We hope you’ll stop by to congratulate our team and try these award winning products soon!

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