About

The United States Championship Cheese Contest® is the nation’s premier technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition. The U.S. Contest has been hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association biennially since 1981. 

The next U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is scheduled to be held in February 2023. 

Entries are evaluated by a team of skilled technical judges from across the nation. Starting from a maximum possible 100 points, deductions are made for various defects found by each judge. Defects are noted in the areas of flavor, body and texture, salt, color, finish, packaging, and other appropriate attributes. A Gold medal, Silver medal and Bronze medal are awarded to the three highest-scoring entries in each class.

Contest LEadership

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Jim Mueller

Chief Judge

Bill Schlinsog

Chief Judge Emeritus

Bob Aschebrock

Chief Judge Emeritus

Tim Czmowski

Assistant Chief Judge

Stan Dietsche

ASSISTANT CHIEF JUDGE

Sandy Toney

ASSISTANT CHIEF JUDGE

Mariana Marques de Almeida

Assistant Chief Judge

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Josef Hubatschek

ASSISTANT CHIEF JUDGE