Bid on Nation’s Top Cheeses, Support Great Causes at CheeseCon 2023

Posted By: Grace Atherton WCMA News,

Visit to register now for CheeseCon 2023, and prepare to bid on the best cheeses in the country at the exciting Chr. Hansen Reception & Championship Cheese Auction, set for Wednesday, April 5! Join a packed crowd of your peers in dairy processing at this lively event whose proceeds support dairy processing scholarships and educational programs at the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA). 

"Each year, this Auction is a thrilling opportunity to honor the achievements of dairy manufacturers nationwide, and pay it forward to ensure a brighter and stronger future for the industry,” said WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer. “Get your bidding paddles ready and take advantage of this chance to make your mark in support of the next generation of dairy greats!” 

This year’s Championship Cheese Auction features gold medal cheeses from the 2023 United States Championship Cheese Contest®. View the complete bid sheet at and get ready for a friendly competition with fellow dairy processors and suppliers to raise funds for the industry’s future. 

For over 25 years, Auction dollars have supported emerging dairy professionals with scholarships to help advance their education and build their dairy processing careers. Funds raised at the Auction have also helped fund WCMA’s popular training programs for dairy manufacturers and suppliers, and fueled donations to build the new world-class Center for Dairy Research facility in Madison, as well as dairy pilot plants at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and South Dakota State University. Thanks to generous Auction bids, the World and U.S. Championship Cheese Contests and the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest improve and grow each year. Altogether, WCMA has invested $1.3 million in these training and education goals.

Registration for CheeseCon, set for April 4-6 in Madison, Wisconsin, includes access to over 300 supplier exhibits on Wednesday, April 5, as well as two full days of educational seminars led by dairy processing experts, ample networking opportunities, and celebrations of cheese industry excellence.