Join us at the World Championship Cheese Contest! 

The preliminary evaluation rounds of judging are open for free public viewing on:

  • Tuesday, March 3 | 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, March 4 | 9 am to 4 pm 

The Contest is held in the exhibit hall at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703

Try a few delicious cheese samples while you watch the experts evaluate over 3,000 cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredients!

Cheese Champion

Enjoy an evening of cheese sampling at Cheese Champion on Thursday, March 5!  Reserve your tickets to Cheese Champion, the signature public event of the World Championship Cheese Contest. This event is ticketed, with all tickets sold in advance.

This evening reception, set for Thursday, March 5 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, 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 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest is announced for the first time.

700 tickets are available for purchase; space will sell out well in advance of the event. Cheese Champion tickets are $30 per person, and are on sale now!

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 6:30 pm to 9 pm |Exhibition Hall, Monona Terrace, Madison, WI