World Championship Cheese Contest

World Championship Cheese Contest Boasts 3,302 Entries

Global dairy product entries for the 35th biennial World Championship Cheese Contest has reached 3,302 cheeses, butters, yogurts and dairy ingredients, according to event host Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA).  “In the U.S. and around the world, the Contest’s gold medal seal on the labels of award-winning products drives consumer purchases and boosts sales,” said …

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World Championship Cheese Contest Announces Internationally Acclaimed Judging Team

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), proud host of the World Championship Cheese Contest®, today announced the team of skilled dairy industry experts that will evaluate thousands of dairy product entries at this year’s competition, March 5-7 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. This year’s expert judging team includes 53 cheese …

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Save the Date: World Championship Cheese Contest to Host Public Viewing Hours, Livestream Champion Ceremony

Mark your calendars now and join Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. (CT) at WorldChampionCheese.org for the live announcement of the 2024 World Champion Cheese! Following an impressive showing in 2022 with 2,978 entries, the 2024 World Championship Cheese Contest promises another year of exciting competition. For the first …

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World Championship Cheese Contest to Feature Raclette Class

For the first time since the event’s inception in 1957, raclette cheese will be judged in a class of its own at the biennial World Championship Cheese Contest. The cheese is typically melted using a special heater and served as part of a dish by the same name. With origins in the Swiss Alps, raclette …

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WCMA Opens Entries for 2024 World Championship Cheese Contest

Enter today to compete for the dairy processing industry’s most prestigious title – World Champion Cheese! Beginning November 1, cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredients can be entered in the 2024 World Championship Cheese contest at WorldChampionCheese.org. Hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) since 1957, this 35th biennial competition is the largest …

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Swiss Gruyere Wins Second Consecutive World Champion Cheese Title

A gruyere from Switzerland has been named the 2022 World Champion Cheese for the second consecutive time and third overall. The cheese, called Gourmino Le Gruyère AOP is made by Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus in Bern, Switzerland for Gourmino AG. Earning an impressive score of 98.423 out of 100, Gourmino Le Gruyère AOP …

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WCMA Recognizes World Championship Cheese Contest Leaders

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), proud host of the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest, is honoring Enda Howley, George (Glennette) Stettler, and for outstanding contributions to the event. “The tireless efforts of our judges and volunteers are key to the success of our Championship Cheese Contests,” said Kirsten Strohmenger, WCMA Events …

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Internationally Renowned Judging Team to Evaluate Over 2,900 Entries at 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

MADISON, WI – Less than a month remains until dozens of highly qualified judges from around the world gather in Madison, Wisconsin for the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest. From March 1-3, the group of 53 international experts will evaluate 2,919 dairy product entries, selecting the best in each class and the 2022 World Champion. …

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WCMA to Livestream 2022 World Champion Cheese Announcement

MADISON, WI – Mark your calendars now and join the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (CT) at WorldChampionCheese.org for the live announcement of the 2022 World Champion Cheese! Following a record-breaking year in 2020 with 3,667 entries, the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest promises to be another exciting …

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