World Championship Cheese Contest Breaks All-Time Entry Record
by World Championship Cheese Contest
Posted: 2018-02-06 15:56:40 EST

World Championship Cheese Contest organizers today announced a record-breaking 3,402 entries in the 2018 competition, set for March 6-8 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  Overall participation is up 15 percent from 2016, when the biennial Contest was last held.

 “The World Championship Cheese Contest has grown steadily over the past two decades,” said Kirsten Strohmenger Henning, Events Manager for Contest host, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association.  “We’re particularly excited to see the significant jump in entries from cheesemakers operating outside the United States.”

 Strohmenger Henning noted that international entries in the 2018 Contest are up 33 percent, to a total of 919.  Cheesemakers from 26 nations, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, are sending their best dairy products for evaluation.

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