Championship Cheese Contest Shatters Entry Records
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/09/2017
The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest has shattered its previous record for the total number of entries registered. Event organizers say cheesemakers from across the country have submitted 2,303 entries for evaluation in the contest, set for March 7-9 in Green Bay.
"Emmi Roth USA's win at last year's World Championship Cheese Contest boosted their sales, and other cheesemakers took notice," said Kirsten Henning with the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, which sponsors the event. "There's no doubt that the growth in the number of our Contest entries is related to an increased interest in marketing cheeses as award-winners."
Wisconsin cheesemakers will again have a strong showing in the competition, but more than half of the entries are coming from 32 other states. The contest will also see entries from 25 first-time competitors.
The public is welcome to observe the judges at work between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay. There is no charge to attend the event.