CheeseExpo Fosters Next Generation of Dairy Processing

Posted By: Grace Atherton WCMA News,

Young and emerging dairy processing professionals will find a wealth of opportunities for connection and growth at CheeseExpo, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research April 12-14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Registration is open now at

“Strong working relationships and continuous improvement are key to a successful future in any industry, including dairy processing. We’re proud to offer these unique, valuable opportunities at CheeseExpo for the next generation to build their networks and strengthen their skills,” WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer stated.

Attendees under 40 will appreciate the chance to catch up with existing colleagues and forge new connections at WCMA’s Young Professionals event. Following the Tetra Pak Welcome Reception on Tuesday, April 12, join WCMA at 7:00 p.m. (CT) for an evening of fun and networking at Drink Wisconsinbly Pub (320 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee).

On Wednesday, April 13, teams of undergraduate students will test their skills in the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. In this 106-year-old competition, dairy products are evaluated by a group of industry experts, followed by students using the same methods. Students who score closest to the expert evaluations are honored with awards. The Collegiate Contest helps students showcase their training, achieve recognition alongside their peers, and connect with the larger dairy processing industry.

With over 600 supplier booths on the sold-out exhibit floor, innovative seminars led by top experts, and celebrations honoring industry excellence, CheeseExpo is the must-attend event of the year for dairy processing professionals worldwide. For the best rates, register by February 1 at