World Championship Cheese Contest Frequently Asked Questions


Find entry information for the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest in the 2018 Contest Entry Kit.


When can I enter the World Championship Cheese Contest?

Online entry will open on November 1, 2017, and will close on January 31, 2018.
Make sure you’re ready to submit your entries: create or update your MyEntries account.

Can I attend the Contest?

The Contest judging is open for free public viewing on March 6 and 7, 2018 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
March 6, 2018: Free Public Viewing open from 10 am to 4 pm
March 7, 2018: Free Public Viewing open from 9 am to 4 pm

Thursday evening, March 8, we host a ticketed event, Cheese Champion, to announce the World Champion.  Tickets will be on sale in late January 2018.

When do entries need to arrive by?

Entries need to arrive at by February 21, 2018 to the WOW Logistics Warehouse in Little Chute, Wisconsin, USA.
Shipment details and instructions will be sent to entrants once entry closes.
If you used MyEntries to submit your products to the Contest, shipping tags are auto-filled with your product information in your account.
Find the “Print Your Shipping Tags” button.
Note: each entry should be sent in its own box with a shipping tag on the outside and another on the inside.

Do I send our product with or without labels?

You may send your products in their original packaging, with or without labels.
Gold, silver and bronze winners will be displayed at the International Cheese Technology Expo.

If we won, how do we receive our awards?

The World Championship Cheese Contest hosts the awards banquet at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 19, 2018. Winners receive one ticket to the banquet for each gold, silver or bronze winning product.
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association will send out an email to all winners with instructions on registration. WCMA will also ask if your company is attending the banquet, if you plan to not attend, we will ship your awards prior to the banquet.