MADISON, WI – Enter the 2023 United States Championship Cheese Contest now for a chance to become the next U.S. Champion! Enjoy a special entry rate on all submissions of cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy products now through December 1, only at USChampionCheese.org.
“With evaluations grounded in rigorous standards and a competitive field of respected cheesemakers from across the country, this competition is unique in its technicality and prestige. We’re pleased to offer this opportunity for the nation’s dairy processors to improve their craft and grow their businesses,” said Kirsten Strohmenger, Events Manager for the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), which hosts the Contest.
In 2019, Guggisberg Cheese’s Baby Swiss Wheel made by Team Guggisberg Doughty Valley in Millersburg, Ohio earned the title of U.S. Champion Cheese with an impressive score of 98.543 out of 100. That year, a record-setting 2,555 entries from 35 states were evaluated by a team of 60 expert judges.
New this year is a $10 savings on entry fees for all early entries submitted by Thursday, December 1. Entries across a total of 118 classes will be judged on characteristics such as flavor, body, texture, salt, color, finish, and packaging. Competitors will have real-time access to their scores and evaluations through MyEntries©, a secure online entry system.
The Contest entry window will be open through January 18, 2023 at USChampionCheese.org. Entries will be evaluated February 21-23 at Resch Expo in Green Bay, Wisconsin, culminating in a livestreamed announcement of the 2023 U.S. Champion.
Details about the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, including deadlines, rules, and entry information, are available at USChampionCheese.org. Questions about the Contest may be directed to WCMA’s Kirsten Strohmenger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 673-5245.