The world’s largest technical cheese competition is coming to Madison, and with it, a rare opportunity for the public to taste 50 cheeses from around the globe, all while witnessing judges from 16 nations execute the final round of judging to determine the 2016 World Champion Cheese.
Tickets to Cheese Champion, an evening of world champion cheese tasting, are $25 and are on sale at www.worldchampioncheese.org. Held on Wednesday, March 9 in the elegant Monona Terrace ballroom in downtown Madison, the signature event of the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest is open to only 500 attendees, with all tickets sold in advance through Wisconsin Cheese Originals.
Proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research graduate student program, ensuring another generation of dairy scientists in America’s Dairyland. Attendees will enjoy complimentary celebrity chef appetizers, samples of rare cheeses from every corner of the globe, and cash bar.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the Championship Round of Judging to start at 7 p.m. Attendees will be on hand for the final round of cheese judging, as 48 expert judges from 16 countries determine and name the Best of Show.