2024 World Championship Cheese Contest

2024 marks the 35th 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.

2022 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wisconsin March 3, 2022. (Photo © Andy Manis)

Entry 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 21, 2024.
    • The exception to this delivery date is for fresh products. Fresh products need to be delivered by Wednesday, February 28.
  • Ship entries to:
    • World Championship Cheese Contest
      c/o WOW Logistics
      2101 Bohm Drive, Door 18
      Little Chute, WI 54140
      Contact: Randy Swensen, WI Aging & Grading Cheese
      Phone: 920-687-0889 (This number is listed for use on shipping forms only)


Contest results will be available at the end of each judging day on March 5 and 6, 2024. 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”. 

The Contest judging is open for free public viewing during preliminary rounds of judging on Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Livestream Announcement

Join us here at 2 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, March 7 to watch the announcement live! 

Fans of great cheese can also follow along on social media for exclusive interviews with judges and competitors, a behind-the-scenes look with industry insiders, and much more on the World Championship Cheese Contest Facebook page.

Entry Opens:

November 1, 2023

Early Entry Deadline:

*Extended* December 8, 2023

Final Entry Deadline:

January 26, 2024

Shipping Deadline:

February 21, 2024


March 5-7, 2024


April 18, 2024

2024 Contest Entry Kit

View the 2024 WCCC Entry Kit for full contest details including rules and contest classes.

Enter Online with MyEntries© on November 1, 2023

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