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Food: Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheesecake

Food: Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheesecake

September 02, 2021

Contestants entered their best cheesecakes in the Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheesecake competition, judged Friday, August 20, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

In the traditional (plain) cheesecake class, Angela Miller of West Des Moines won first place and a $100 gift card. Marianne Carlson of Jefferson claimed second place and a $75 gift card. Natalie Larson of Des Moines took home third place and a $50 gift card.

In the cheesecake variations class, Brian Keul of West Des Moines won first place and a $100 gift card. Susie Jones of Winterset claimed second place and a $75 gift card. Ann Gillotti of Ankeny took home third place and a $50 gift card.

Entries were judged on taste, texture, creativity and appearance.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.