Sample the world’s best cheeses at World Championship Cheese Contest
The world’s largest cheese competition is coming to Madison in two weeks, and with it, a chance for the public to taste 50 of the world’s most rare cheeses — and to witness the final round of judging to determine the 2014 World Champion Cheese.
The 30th biennial World Championship Cheese Contest March 18 to 19 will draw 2,615 entrants, cheese arriving from not only across the United States and great European cheesemaking nations, but also from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Japan, Norway, Romania and South Africa.
On March 19, the contest, along with Wisconsin Cheese Originals, welcomes the public to Exhibition Hall at Monona Terrace for the Champion Cheese Charity Event — A Benefit for Second Harvest Foodbank.
The event hosts guarantee at least $10,000 from ticket proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. Attendance is capped at 600 persons.
Cheeses for the evening will be selected from entrants in the contest. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the championship round of judging to start at 7 p.m. That’s when 50 expert judges from 20 countries will determine and name the Best of Show. Sampling of the 50 stellar cheeses will run until 9 p.m. Complimentary appetizers will be served and a cash bar available.
Tickets are $35 and will be sold only in advanceatwww.cheesecontest.com.
For more information, visit:www.worldchampioncheese.org/attend