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The United States Championship Cheese Contest® is the nation’s premier technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition. 2019 marks the 20th biennial edition, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Lambeau Field in Green Bay hosts the United States Championship Cheese Contest March 5-7, 2019 and the term “cheeseheads” will never be the same!
March 5-6: Watch the Preliminary Rounds FREE!
The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is free and open to the public during the preliminary rounds of judging which take place on Tuesday, March 5th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesday, March 6th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The judging takes place in the Atrium at the Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The announcement of the 2019 United States Champion will happen in the evening on March 7, at Cheese Champion.
March 7: Meet the Experts and Taste the Winners!
The Championship round takes place Thursday, March 7 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay (333 Main Street.) This is a ticketed event, with all tickets sold in advance. You can buy yours for $30 starting in January.
Thousands of cheeses will compete for the elusive U.S. Championship Cheese crown, but of course only one can win. Entries are evaluated by a team of skilled technical judges from across the nation. Starting from a maximum possible 100 points, deductions are made for various defects found by each judge. Defects are noted in the areas of flavor, body and texture, salt, color, finish, packaging, and other appropriate attributes. A Gold medal, Silver medal and Bronze medal are awarded to the three highest scoring entries in each class. You can be there to watch it happen and you taste 40 of the best cheeses in the country! Mix and match your favorite beer and cheese pairings, and meet and mingle with 45 of the top cheese judges in the United States.
Worth noting is that the 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is open to only 400 attendees, with all tickets sold in advance. You’ll enjoy complimentary beer and cheese pairings, samples of at least 40 cheeses, and cash bar. So hurry!
United States Championship Cheese Contest Address:
1265 N. Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304