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 Highlights From The World Championship Cheese Contest  

 A total of $197,110 was raised at the World Championship Cheese Contest auction, which was held April 13th during at the International Cheese Technology Expo (ICTE) in Milwaukee.


The auction is part of the biennial ICTE, hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR), and funds raised go toward scholarships, education programs and industry support provided by WCMA.

Glanbia and and its joint venture Southwest Cheese, brought home a record-breaking 18 awards from the contest. In total, they retained the most medals from any country entered in the world contest. 

A combined lot of these award winning cheese from Southwest Cheese, brought the highest bid of the auction from DSM Food Specialties USA. The bidding ended at $150 per pound on 100 pounds for a total of $15,000.

T.C. Jacoby & Co., placed the winning bid on the 2016 World Champion Cheese, which was 18 pounds of Roth Grand Cru Surchoix made by Emmi Roth USA, out of Fitchburg, Wisconsin. T.C. Jacoby’s bid of $775 per pound for a total of $13,950 was the second-highest bid of the evening. 

 “It’s so great to have a U.S. winner again in the world contest,” says John Umhoefer, executive director, WCMA. “A $775-per-pound bid to finish it off could be the highest-winning bid for a world champion in a generation.”

Each item for bid at the auction placed first in its class at the World Championship Cheese Contest, held last month at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. Some of the award winners were combined into one category for bid.

A complete list of all winning bids for top cheeses from the contest can be found by clicking here, while a complete list of the contest results can be found here.

Source: Cheese Market News and World Championship Cheese Contest 

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