Connect with Dairy’s Next Generation at CheeseCon 2023

Posted By: Grace Atherton WCMA News,

Take advantage of ample opportunities to build your business with emerging dairy processing leaders at CheeseCon 2023, set for April 4-6 in Madison, Wisconsin! Registration is open now at for this exclusive event, co-hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research. 

"Whether your dairy processing career is just beginning or you’re looking to strengthen your company’s foundation for the future, you’ll find all the connections and information you need at CheeseCon,” said WCMA Events Director Judy Keller. “Make your plans now to join us in Madison for this one-of-a-kind event!” 

Young professionals can purchase a ticket for a special networking reception hosted by WCMA on Tuesday, April 4 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Coopers Tavern in the heart of downtown Madison. Enjoy a fun evening of delicious refreshments and valuable networking as you catch up with friends and colleagues.

On Wednesday, April 5, meet rising stars in the dairy industry as WCMA shines a spotlight on recent graduates of our leadership trainings. These highly rated programs are tailored for dairy processing employees at various levels, ranging from front-line supervisors to mid-level managers. Since 2017, WCMA’s educational offerings have empowered over 500 new and seasoned dairy processing employees to cultivate thriving, productive teams! Join us at 12:30 p.m. on the exhibit floor to recognize the latest class of inspiring new leaders. 

Don’t forget to take a moment on Wednesday between 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to look in on the Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest, where teams of undergraduate students from schools across the country will test their grading skills against the evaluations of industry experts. For more than 100 years, this competition has helped students showcase their training, achieve recognition among their peers, and connect with the global dairy processing industry. 

These exciting opportunities and much more are only available to CheeseCon attendees. With insightful educational seminars presented by leading experts, over 300 tabletop exhibits from trusted suppliers, and celebrations honoring industry excellence, CheeseCon is the must-attend event of the year for dairy processors coast-to-coast. Advance registration is open through March 27. After March 27, all registrations must take place on-site.