This American-Made Cheese Just Got Rated the Best in the World

Its name may sound French, but this world-champion cheese is made in the U.S. of A.

A Wisconsin cheese has just been named the world champion, the first time in 28 years that an American-made contender has won top honors at the World Champion Cheese Contest. The washed-rind cow's milk cheese, aged at least nine months and produced in Monroe, Wisconsin by Emmi Roth USA, is called Grand Cru Surchoix. It beat out a Swiss rival by just one-tenth of a point to triumph over a pool of 3000 contenders. 

According to Food & Wine, the last time an American cheese won the competition, it was with a surprising entry: String cheese! While the win isn't quite as scandalous as the Judgment of Paris 40 years ago—when a California wine beat out its French competitors for the world title—it's a pretty big deal.

Demand for Grand Cru Surchoix has soared since the win, reported the local Journal Sentinel, but if you can find it, Emmi Roth recommends serving the cheese with late-harvest white wines, brown ale, bock or bourbon. Food pairings such as cured meats and duck confit, roasted almonds and hazelnuts, roasted mushrooms, or fruits like dried apricots and fig preserves are also recommended, or you can just melt the cheese down for an incredibly decadent take on nachos.

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