Cheesy Creation Wins State Fair Curd Crown
August 11, 2018
Bridget Lottman of Norwalk won first place and a $100 gift card in the Cinnamon Ridge Favorite Cheese Curd competition, judged on Thursday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Pamela Reynolds of Norwalk earned second place and a $75 gift card. Jennifer Bartles of Des Moines claimed third place and a $50 gift card.
Judges also awarded Honorable Mention to Susan Schultz of Haverhill.
Competitors were challenged to create an award winning appetizer using cheddar cheese curds as the featured ingredient.
Entries were judged on taste, appearance and originality.
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 171 divisions, 727 classes and over 9,574 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream.