Join us at the World Championship Cheese Contest! 

The preliminary evaluation rounds of judging are open for free public viewing. 2022 dates are TBD.
Try a few delicious cheese samples while you watch the experts evaluate over 3,000 cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredients!
The Contest is held in the exhibit hall at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703


Cheese Champion

Enjoy an evening of cheese sampling at Cheese Champion! Information on the 2022 event will be available in November of 2021. 

Cheese Champion is the signature public event of the World Championship Cheese Contest.
This event is ticketed, with all tickets sold in advance. 

This evening reception, features a tasting of more than 75 Contest stand-outs from all over the world, specialty foods, and craft beer samples.  Attendees also have the rare opportunity to learn the intricacies of cheese evaluation from Contest judges, and will be present as the winner of the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest is announced for the first time.