Rochester area cheesemakers to compete in U.S. Championship Cheese Contest
MADISON, Wis. (KTTC) – Rochester area cheesemakers are set to compete for the coveted title of United States Champion at the 2023 United States Championship Cheese Contest®.
Two businesses have submitted entries to be evaluated Feb. 21-23 at Resch Expo in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Their products are among a total of 2,249 entries across 113 classes of dairy products.
The following businesses are set to compete among dairy processors from 35 U.S. states:
- Dairy Farmers of America of Zumbrota, Minnesota
- Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. of Faribault and Rochester, Minnesota
“This nationally renowned competition is an opportunity for dairy manufacturers across the country to improve their products, reach new customers – and achieve one of the industry’s highest levels of prestige.”
Preliminary rounds of judging are open for public observation on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Attendance is free, and samples will be available.
The announcement of the 2023 U.S. Champion will be livestreamed on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. (CT) here.
Hosted biennially by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) since 1981, the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is the nation’s premier cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredient competition.
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