WCMA Opens Entries for 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

Posted By: Grace Atherton WCMA News ,

Enter today to compete in the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest. Entries of cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredients are being accepted now through Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at WorldChampionCheese.org.

Hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) since 1957, this biennial contest is the largest technical dairy products evaluation in the world. In 2020, a record-setting 3,667 entries were submitted from 26 countries and 36 U.S. states. A Gruyère made in Bern, Switzerland by Michael Spycher of Bergkäserei Fritzenhaus for Gourmino AG ultimately became the 2020 World Champion Cheese.

“Competing in the World Championship Cheese Contest isn’t just a way to earn a prestigious title – it’s a way for cheesemakers to show potential customers just how outstanding their products really are,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director.  “WCMA is proud to offer a platform to recognize excellence in the industry and help connect industry professionals with cheese lovers all over the world.”

The 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest will include 141 classes of dairy products, including expanded classifications for washed rind, sheep’s milk, blue, and cream cheeses, as well as instantized whey protein. Entries cost $75 per product when submitted online using the secure MyEntries© system on WorldChampionCheese.org. Paper submissions cost $85 per product.

All entries must be submitted by January 26, 2022.  Judging will occur March 1-3 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

All questions about the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest may be directed to WCMA Events Manager Kirsten Strohmenger at kstrohmenger@wischeesemakers.org.