March 14. 2013 7:00AM - Last modified: March 14. 2013 7:12AM

GREEN BAY - Wisconsin cheese maker earns top honor

An aged gouda is the best cheese in America, as Holland’s Family Cheese of Thorp brought home the top prize at the United States Championship Cheese Contest held Wednesday night at the Legends Club Room, Lambeau Field Atrium.

“Can’t believe it, can’t believe it,” said Marieke Pentermen in between a few loud whoops and a little jig. “This is awesome.”

Pentermen is originally from Holland and says they have their sites set on beating the Dutch in next year’s world competition.

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