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FOF Smoked Gouda

Fair Oaks Farms’ Smoked Gouda Awarded First Place Honors at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship

Fair Oaks Farms® Master Cheesemaker Bruce Workman’s Smoked Gouda took home first place honors at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest held in Madison, WI on August 21-23! Fair Oaks Farms has been the recipient of numerous awards at the World Dairy Expo Championship since first entering in 2004.

“Fair Oaks Farms is so humbled to receive such high recognition at the World Dairy Expo,” said Julie Basich, Fair Oaks Farms COO, “We are very proud of Bruce and his talents. We continue to control all aspects of the farm and truly believe that the Magic is in our Milk.” The 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Competition saw more than 1,400 entries.

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Who doesn’t love a good Mac and Cheese recipe? Try this easy-to-make recipe featuring Fair Oaks Farms’ award-winning Smoked Gouda cheese! WARNING: It has a kick to it!

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Source: AllRecipes.com

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 328 kcal


  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 (16 oz.) package seashell pasta
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 1/2 cups Fair Oaks Farms milk
  • 4 oz. Fair Oaks Farms' Smoked Gouda cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Lightly grease a 15x10 baking dish.

  3. Boil a large pot of lightly salted water.

  4. Add package of seashell pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain.

  5. Over medium heat, melt butter in a small saucepan. Mix all-purpose flour. Cook until a roux forms. Stir in the Fair Oaks Farms milk, salt, and ground white pepper. Stir until sauce thickens.

  6. Remove from heat. Stir in shredded Fair Oaks Farms' award-winning Smoked Gouda cheese.

  7. Combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Transfer to prepared dish.

  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until heated.

  9. Serve dish to guests. Enjoy!



Best Cheeseburgers to Grill Up for Labor Day Weekend – Fair Oaks Farms Style!

Nothing signals the end of summer quite like a cookout during Labor Day weekend, and no grill session is complete without the perfect burger! Invite friends over, fire up the grill, and check out these Fair Oaks Farms® cheeses that will take your plain ol’ burger to the next level!

Cheddar Mild: This mild cheese has a hint of sharpness that goes well with burgers. Stay on the classic route and add bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles!

Smoked Gouda: This cheese has a smooth, natural hickory-smoked flavor that melts perfectly on a hamburger patty. Don’t forget to top your cheeseburger off with bacon, onion, and sweet barbeque sauce!

ribeyeburger_2017Havarti Pepper: This is a mild pepper variety of this rich, semi-soft cheese with a buttery flavor. With just a hint of pepper, this cheese is not too hot and not too mild for people who like their cheese a bit spicy! Serve with chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato.

Sweet Swiss: This soft cheese has a mild, sweet flavor. It’s one of the most popular Fair Oaks Farms’ cheeses! Add sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions to this melted cheeseburger.

You can purchase all of our award-winning and best-selling cheeses right here on the farm at the Cowfé or Dairycatessan. If you live a little further or would like to send cheese to a friend, you can shop our online selection here: Shop Now.