World Champion Cheese Contest


In honor of National Cheese Lover's Day, we have some cheesy news! The world’s largest technical cheese competition is coming to Madison, and with it, an opportunity to taste 50 cheeses from around the globe, all while witnessing judges from 16 nations execute the final round of judging to determine the 2016 World Champion Cheese.

Tickets to Cheese Champion, an evening of world champion cheese tasting, are $25 and go on sale Feb. 1 at . Held March 9 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center ballroom, the signature event of the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest is open to 500 attendees. All tickets will be sold through Wisconsin Cheese Originals.

Champion Cheese
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Grand Ballroom, Monona Terrace
One John Nolan Drive, Madison, WI
3,000 Cheeses. 25 Countries. 1 Winner.

At this evening of World Champion cheese tasting, attendees will sample 50 of the best cheeses from nations around the globe and watch judges determine the single best cheese from more than 3,000 entries, all while helping fund the next generation of Wisconsin dairy scientists.

Held in the elegant Monona Terrace ballroom in downtown Madison, the signature event of the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest is open to only 500 attendees, with all tickets sold in advance.

Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research’s graduate student program, ensuring another generation of dairy scientists in America’s Dairyland. You’ll enjoy complimentary celebrity chef appetizers, samples of at least 50 rare cheeses from every corner of the globe, and cash bar.

Limited to 500 attendees. No tickets will be sold at the door.


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