Wisconsin wins 31% of total awards at WCMA’s 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest
The biennial three-day contest surged with more submissions than ever – 3,667 samples of cheese, yogurt, butter and other dairy products from 26 countries around the world. Of the awards, Wisconsin won nearly one-third.
“Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s competition. Wisconsin cheesemakers have been obsessively making the world’s finest cheese since before we were even a state, and the awards reinforce that,” said Suzanne Fanning, Chief Marketing Officer for Wisconsin Cheese. “Winning more awards than any other state or country is just one reason we can proudly call ourselves the State of Cheese.” Three Wisconsin cheeses earned a spot in the contest’s top 20 on Thursday. Roth Cheese of Monroe saw their Gorgonzola in the elite lineup, coming as no surprise after the same Green County cheese company earned the title of World Champion Cheese at the contest in 2016 for an alpine style cheese, Grand Cru® Surchoix.
Other key wins from the State of Cheese™ include:
- 45 Best of Class awards, 39 Second Awards and 38 Third Awards
- 48 Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies won one or more awards
- Wisconsin cheese and dairy companies swept 14 classes (took the top three places)