Cheese lovers are encouraged to act now to secure remaining tickets to Cheese Champion, the crowning event of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. Taste more than 50 of the nation’s finest cheeses at the evening reception set for Thursday, March 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin.
This event promises not only taste sensations, but also great anticipation, as the best cheese in the country will be named for the first time following the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, held March 5-7, also in Green Bay.
“Cheese Champion is a cheese lover’s dream,” said Kirsten Strohmenger, Events Manager for the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the host organization. “With buffets of the nation’s best cheeses, one-on-one guided tastings, and a chance to meet the people who make these amazing products, true foodies will want to reserve their tickets today.”
A limited number of tickets to Cheese Champion can be purchased at USChampionCheese.org. Lucky ticket-holders will enjoy a diverse array of the contest’s best entries, sample cheese, and meet the cheesemakers from Nasonville Dairy, Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Creamery, Klondike Cheese Company, Delta Dream Cheese, Cedar Grove Cheese, Associated Milk Producers Inc., and Organic Valley, along with beer samples from local craft breweries.
Cheese Champion also features the expertise of Contest judges, ready to guide attendees’ sampling experiences. Judges will offer cheese cutting and tasting tips, and discuss the art of grading the appearance, flavor, body, and texture of entries from the nation’s largest cheese competition.
“No matter your palate, Cheese Champion is sure to offer something that will ‘wow’ you,” said Strohmenger. “Come taste the best, meet cheesemakers and judges, learn a bit about cheese, and toast the new U.S. Champion Cheese.”
For more information, visit USChampionCheese.org.