Meet the Experts. Taste a winner.
KI Convention Center, Green Bay, WI
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25. All tickets sold in advance. Buy Tickets HERE.
Taste the Finalists. Experience the Winner: thousands of cheeses will compete for the elusive U.S. Championship Cheese crown, but only one will win. You’ll be there to watch it happen. Taste 40 of the best cheeses in the country, mix and match your favorite beer and cheese pairings, and meet and mingle with 45 of the top cheese judges in the United States.
Cheese Champion, an evening of U.S. champion cheese tasting, will be held in the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. This is the signature event of the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. Open to only 300 attendees, with all tickets sold in advance. You’ll enjoy complimentary beer and cheese pairings, samples of at least 40 cheeses, and cash bar.
This event promises not only taste sensations, but also great anticipation, as the best cheese in the country will be named for the first time following the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, held March 7 & 8 in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Lucky ticket-holders will enjoy a diverse array of the contest’s best entries, 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.
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.