(Middleton, WI) Fredericksburg-based Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods won Gold and Silver medal awards at the 19th Annual World-Wide Mustard Competition at the National Mustard Museum. Fischer & Wieser Brat Haus Beer Mustard brought home the Gold in the Mustard Spirit category, and Fischer & Wieser Sweet, Sour, & Smokey Mustard Sauce won Silver in the Mustard BBQ sauce category.
“We’re honored to receive these awards,” Fischer & Wieser CEO and President Case D. Fischer said. “We have tremendous regard for the National Mustard Museum. The mustard industry has marquee brands and distinguished leaders, and to receive a Gold and Silver award means a lot to us.”
Nearly 300 entries from as far away as New Zealand and Japan competed in sixteen flavor categories in the international mustard competition. More than eighty judges, including chefs and food writers, tasted and scored the mustards over a three week period, selecting Gold, Silver and Bronze in each of 16 categories.
Maille Dijon Originale was name Grand Champion at the contest, and several other familiar mustards were among medal winners, including French’s, which won the Gold Medal in the American Yellow category.
National Mustard Museum Curator Barry Levenson said, “This year’s mustards were outstanding in every category, and the Grand Champion round was especially challenging for the judges, who had to taste the sixteen Gold Medal winners and decide which deserved to be best-of-show.”
The National Mustard Museum holds the world’s largest collection of mustards and mustard memorabilia. It has been an important part of the Wisconsin food tourism scene since 1992. For more information, including a list of all the medal winners, visit the Museum website, mustardmuseum.com.