Build Your Network at CheeseExpo Global Online’s Daily Spotlight Events

Cap off a day full of interactive virtual booths, captivating Keynote Openers, seminars and Ideas Showcase presentations at CheeseExpo Global Online with engaging and exciting Spotlight Events. Free for dairy processors starting at 3 p.m. (CT) each afternoon April 6-8, 2021, Spotlight Events bring the industry together through lively trivia, the Championship Cheese Auction and Awards Banquet Highlights.

“Connect and celebrate the people that make the dairy processing industry strong and join us for Spotlight Events at CheeseExpo Global Online to build up your network,” said John Umhoefer, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. 

Join in the fun and networking on April 6 during the Tetra Pak Spotlight Event, with live trivia focused on everyone’s favorite topic: cheese! All CheeseExpo Global Online attendees are invited to play and put their skills to the test. 

Celebrate the immense talent of cheesemakers around the world and support industry education during the live Championship Cheese Auction, part of the Chr. Hansen Spotlight Event at CheeseExpo Global Online on Wednesday, April 7. The Auction will feature 10 award-winning cheeses, all previous winners at the World and U.S. Championship Cheese Contests. Successful bids support the Contests, as well as the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association’s (WCMA) educational contributions.

The Awards Banquet Highlights Spotlight Event on Thursday, April 8 wraps up the week with a special program saluting a year of industry excellence. The Banquet will honor the 2020 and 2021 WCMA Life Member Award recipients, Roger Krohn of Agropur and Mark Schlietwiler, an industry consultant who spent his career at BelGioioso Cheese, Wolht Cheese and Churny Company. Hear from the producers of the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest’s top three cheeses, including the makers of the 2020 Champion Cheese, a gruyere called Gourmino Le Gruyère AOP, by Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus for Gourmino AG. The Banquet also toasts the talent of the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes of the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program, administered by CDR experts and funded by the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Don’t miss out on the engaging Spotlight Events at CheeseExpo Global Online! Register now at