WCMA Opens Entries for 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

“Competing in the World Championship Cheese Contest isn’t just a way to earn a prestigious title – it’s a way for cheesemakers to show potential customers just how outstanding their products really are,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director.

WCMA Commends Joint Finance Committee Passage of Agricultural Export Bill

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauded members of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee as they voted to advance legislation to increase the state’s agricultural exports, including dairy.

WCMA Notes: Cheese Markets Robust in Unsettled Times

Cheese manufacturers are bullish on sales even as tight labor conditions challenge the industry’s ability to make and deliver dairy products at optimal capacity.  WCMA discovered positive trends in recent sales data and in discussions with leading cheese producers and processors.

WCMA Notes: Specialty Growth Brings a Parmesan Partnership

Amidst positive news about large-scale cheese production plants planned for the next few years, key moves continue in the value-added space as well. This column has asserted before that the dairy industry is healthiest when small to mid-sized cheesemakers are growing – capturing the attention of media, chefs and retailers, providing a pipeline of new cheese styles and burnishing the image of U.S. cheese abroad.

WCMA Launches CheeseExpo.org for 2022

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association invites all dairy processors, dairy product manufacturers, and industry supplier companies to visit the newly updated CheeseExpo.org, now live with preliminary details on the world’s largest cheese and whey processing expo. CheeseExpo is set to occur live and in-person on April 12-14, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.