Today was Maine’s Annual Festival of Halloween Cheeses Contest, and Frankenstein’s Muenster was named 2015’s Halloween Cheese of the Year!
The Festival of Halloween Cheeses is one of the most popular events of Maine’s Halloween Season, and past winners have included Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Cheese and the Ghoulish Gouda.
“I am thrilled, honored, and somewhat surprised to be named the winner,” a humbled Frankenstein’s Monster told this Modern Philosopher after the awards ceremony. “The fact that this comes directly from the All Hallows Society makes it even more special.”
Voting for the competition is limited to the nameless, hooded members of Maine’s secret society. When not passing judgment on cheeses, the All Hallows Society polices all matters pertaining to Maine’s Otherworldly Beings.
And no one ever messes with them. Especially not when it comes to cheese.
In a prepared statement, the mysterious judges stated: “Cheese binds. Literally and figuratively. Just like Halloween Season binds all Otherworldly Beings. Great work, Frank. Happy Halloween!”
As a fan of both Muenster cheese and grilled cheese, I had to ask 2015’s Big Cheese if his award winner would make for an excellent grilled cheese sandwich.
“I’m not really sure, Austin,” Frank admitted with a sheepish grin on his green face. “As you know, I’m not a big fan of fire, so I never grill my cheese.”
Halloween revelers and cheese lovers lined up for hours to meet Frank, pose for pictures, and have him autograph their packages of Frankenstein’s Muenster.
The winning cheese was a hit with Otherworldly Beings and Humans alike. The only demographic that didn’t seem to support Frank’s cheese was young children, who told this Modern Philosopher that they were just afraid of Muensters.
All Halloween Cheeses entered into this year’s contest will be available for sale at Maine grocery stores and delis for the rest of the Halloween Season.
So if you haven’t come to Maine yet for Halloween, this is definitely the time.
Do you have a favorite Halloween Cheese? Would you try Frankenstein’s Muenster? What would you name your Halloween Cheese?