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Wisconsin Cheese Wins Big at 2016 World Dairy Expo Championship

Wisconsin Cheese Wins Big at 2016 World Dairy Expo Championship

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Wisconsin is celebrating a big win, several actually, coming home from the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest with 88 awards in cheese and dairy.

Wisconsin won 74 percent of the total cheese awards for the international event, 59 cheese-specific awards, according to a press release, with the total of victories equaling almost 40 percent of the total awards.

Grand Champion of Cheese & Butter went to Cleveland, WI-based Saxon Cheese, LLC’s aged butterkäse-style cheese Snowfields™.

Additional title takers included:

  • AMPI - 7 awards
  • Lactalis USA - 6 awards
  • Foremost Farms - 5 awards
  • Kwik Trip, Inc. - 5 awards
  • Mill Creek Cheese - 5 awards
  • Saputo Specialty Cheese - 5 awards

Wisconsin took a win in 15 of the 73 total categories, the third time this year it has has won national and international awards.

If you want a bite of these global attention getters, you'll have your chance in mere weeks as well as help to enhance the industry's future. All first-place winners will be auctioned off on October 4, 2016, during the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, with a portion of proceeds going to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in the dairy industry.

Congratulations to all winners and participants of this marked event in the industry’s annual calendar!

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board