2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

2022 marks the 34th biennial World Championship Cheese Contest®, the world’s respected and honored technical cheese and butter competition, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association!

We invite you to submit your quality cheeses, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredients to the contest for expert technical evaluation and to compete for prestigious awards and global recognition.

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2022 Champion Announcement

Mark your calendars now and join us on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (CT) for the live announcement of the 2022 World Champion Cheese! 

The 2022 Contest will be closed to the public, but each day – March 1-3 – fans of great cheese can follow along on social media for exclusive interviews with judges and competitors, a behind-the-scenes look with industry insiders, and much more. Following two and a half days of rigorous technical evaluation, the Contest culminates with the 2:00 p.m. announcement March 3 of the Top 20 cheeses in the world – and the winner of the prestigious World Champion title.

The livestream will be available on our website and on the World Championship Cheese Contest Facebook page.

2022 WCCC Judges

This year’s judging team includes cheese graders, cheese buyers, dairy science professors, and researchers with more than 700 combined years of experience in the dairy processing industry. 

View our 2022 panel of expert judges here. 

Results

Contest results will be available at the end of each judging day on March 1 and 2, 2022. Results for completed classes will be uploaded on our results page here.  

MyEntries© users can view their scoresheets in their accounts after results are posted. On the homepage of the user dashboard, access and view scoresheets under “Your Most Recent Results”. 

Enter Online with MyEntries©

MyEntries©, our unique online entry system, is your personal, secure contest worksite for the Championship Cheese Contests of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. This site includes online entry; permanent storage of each year’s entry data; instant product scores and scoresheets. 

MyEntries© has been newly updated, find more information about our entry system and the new entry features here

2022 Contest Entry Kit

View our 2022 Contest Entry Kit for information on contest classes, rules, and regulations. 

Entry Shipping Shipping Information & Deadline

  • Entries must be sent in their original, manufactured form.
    Products should not be cut from their original size (unless otherwise noted in contest rules).
  • Products may be sent with or without branded packaging and labels.
  • Each entry needs to be in an individual box. Multiple entries may be shipped together in one shipping container, but each entry should be individually boxed and clearly marked with their specific Contest Shipping/Identification Tags.
  • Shipping Tags (Contest Product Identification Tags) should be printed from your MyEntries account.
    Each entry has two tags:

    • Outside Shipping Tag: tag for exterior of the individual entry box
    • Inside Shipping Tag: placed inside with the product
  • The Contest partners with WOW Logistics and Wisconsin Aging and Grading Cheese to receive all contest entries and hold them in cold storage for judging. Entries need to be received by Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
    • The exception to this delivery date is for fresh products. Fresh products need to be delivered by Wednesday, February 23.
  • Ship entries to:
    • World Championship Cheese Contest
      c/o WOW Logistics
      2101 Bohm Drive, Door 18
      Little Chute, WI 54140
      Contact: Ken Neumeier, WI Aging & Grading Cheese
      Phone: 920-687-0889 (This number is listed for use on shipping forms only)

Entry Deadline:

January 26, 2022

Shipping Deadline:

February 16, 2022

Contest Dates:

March 1-3, 2022