Friday April 13, 2012 | 12:23 PM
Posted by Maine a la Carte

There's a world-wide competition for mustard? It's true!

That's not news to the folks at Raye's Mustard in Eastport. Two of their mustards won medals in the 2012 World-Wide Mustard Competition, put on by the National Mustard Museum.


Raye's "Down East Schooner" mustard won gold in the Classic American Yellow Mustard category and "Sea Dog Beer Mustard" won bronze in the Spirited Mustard category.

In truth, "Down East Schooner" isn't new to the podium, it's medaled every year since 2006.

Raye's Mustard is owned by Karen and Kevin Raye, who operate Raye's Mustard Mill, the only traditional stone-ground mustard mill in North America. They're also fourth-generation owners.

Mustard enthusiasts can pick up a jar of Raye's at many of Maine's grocers, specialty shops and restaurants.

Good mustard, perhaps more than any other condiment, deserves some recognition. But don't tell that to the ketchup.


- Shannon

About the Author

Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.

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