Kewaunee County cheesemakers won several top awards during the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison over the March 6-8 weekend. Congratulations to Pat Doell and Agropur of Luxemburg on winning Best in Class in the Smoked Provolone competition. Ben Shibler, of Ponderosa Dairy Products in Kewaunee, won two awards in the Natural Snack Cheese category: a second place award for Ponderosa Farmstead Whips, and a third place award for Farmstead Mini Whips. These and other area cheesemakers won many awards in this contest that draws hundreds of entries from around the world. For the complete list of winners, visit