Are You Ready To See The World Champion Cheese?

Pictured: A judge at the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest holds a wheel of cheese after pulling out plugs to examine.

Mark your calendars now! Join the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association on March 7 at 2 p.m. at for the live announcement of the 2024 World Champion Cheese.

Hosted by WCMA since 1957, the World Championship Cheese Contest is the largest technical dairy products evaluation in the world. Following an impressive showing in 2022 with 2,978 entries, the 2024 World Championship Cheese Contest promises another year of exciting competition.

For the first time since 2020, the 2024 contest will be open to the public during preliminary rounds of judging on March 5 and March 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judging is at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison.

Following two and a half days of rigorous technical evaluation, the contest culminates with the livestream announcement of the top 20 cheeses in the world – and the winner of the prestigious World Champion title.

“It’s an honor to offer this opportunity for the world’s cheese community to learn about and celebrate the craftsmanship and passion behind the products they know and love,” says WCMA Contest Director Kirsten Strohmenger. “The Contest also offers dairy manufacturers and processors a rare opportunity to get expert feedback on their products and achieve international recognition.”

Strohmenger reminds cheesemakers the entry window closes on Jan. 26. Get your entries in now: