Become A Member

WCMA is here to serve our members: cheesemakers, buttermakers, whey processors, and industry partners who further process dairy products, market dairy products, and supply the ingredients, technology, and services that make their products the best in the world.

WCMA is your strong advocate before state and federal government, a networking hub, and a source of news and information you can trust. The association provides world-class educational programming to empower your staff and build your business.

WCMA membership benefits include:

Online Member Directory
  • Access the dairy industry with WCMA’s complete online member directory.
Meaningful Communication
  • Weekly, WCMA will send you and your employees its electronic newsletter, filled with original content on dairy industry news and opportunities
  • Special Update newsletters
  • WCMA Annual Report and more…
Priority Placement in Educational Programs
  • WCMA members earn first opportunity to enroll in WCMA-sponsored short courses, training seminars, and webinars
Access to Workforce Resources
  • WCMA collects and shares up-to-date wage and benefits data to help members attract and retain employees.
  • WCMA Internship Exchange matches your needs with our network of regional high schools, technical colleges and universities.
Discounted Event Rates
  • WCMA members take advantage of significantly discounted rates at CheeseExpo, CheeseCon, and WCMA's Annual Golf Outing and Trap Shoot.
Influential Committee Action
  • Member committees build the association’s legislative and regulatory lobbying efforts, create the content of educational offerings and featured events, and offer excellent connections with industry partners.

Member Types

WCMA’s membership is broken down into three distinct types:

Dairy Manufacturers

A dairy manufacturer is a business engaged in converting milk and milk components into natural dairy products.

If you'd like to apply for membership, please contact WCMA Membership Director Sara Schmidt.

Dairy Processor/Marketer

A dairy processor/marketer is a business engaged in producing processed cheese types or converting natural cheese into spreads and dairy foods; engaged in cutting, converting and packaging cheese; or engaged in marketing, buying, brokering or distributing cheese. Whey processors that produce, blend, and package whey products are included, as well as whey buyers, brokers and distributors.

If you'd like to apply for membership, please contact WCMA Membership Director Sara Schmidt. 


A supplier company is a company that provides a good or service to dairy manufacturers or to dairy processor/marketers.

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