Ticket availability is now very limited for Cheese Champion, the signature event of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, set for Thursday, March 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin. Remaining tickets can be purchased online at: www.uschampioncheese.org
This event promises ticket-holders tastes of more than 40 of the nation’s finest cheeses, along with expertly-paired craft brews from local artisans. Pairings include cheese from Carr Valley Cheese, Cedar Grove Cheese, Organic Valley, Renard’s Cheese, and Widmer’s Cheese Cellars, along with beers from Badger State Brewing Company, Hinterland Brewery, Pigeon River Brewing Company, Stillmank Brewing Company, and Titletown Brewing Company.
During the reception, the best cheese in the country will be named for the first time following the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, held March 7 & 8, also in Green Bay.
“Thousands of cheeses will be evaluated, but only one can win the top honor,” said Kirsten Henning, Events Manager for the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, the host organization. “With some of the most respected and successful cheesemakers in the nation on hand to hear the big announcement, there’s no doubt you’ll feel the excitement in the room.”
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 Henning. “Come taste the best, learn a bit about cheese, and toast the new U.S. Champion Cheese.”