Sunday, March 16, 2014

World Cheese Championship, Where Else?, by Mikayla Peters

The 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest is coming to Madison, Wisconsin on the 18-19 of March at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.  It is in Exhibit Hall B, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. It hasn’t been held in Wisconsin since 1988. Other years the contest has been in Wisconsin include 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1974, 1982, 1984 and 1988. The only other state the contest has been held in is Iowa in 1970. 

              Tickets are sold in advance online at The event features cheese samples from around the world, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

               Each Manufacturer of cheese can send up to four entries of cheese in over 35 categories, including two butter categories. There’s a choice of over 50 classes to enter cheese in. Entries can be made from cow’s milk, goat’s milk, sheep’s milk or mixed milk.

                The World Championship Cheese contest happens every two years. The contest has also been held in Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Australia and Switzerland.