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Behind the Scenes at the 2022 World Cheese Awards


The rich sound of a Welsh choir fills the corridor as my fellow judges and I file into the exhibition hall at the International Convention Center Wales for the 34th annual World Cheese Awards (WCA). Wearing our official aprons, which match the color of the huge red dragon sculpture outside the building (the red dragon […]

Behind the Scenes at the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest


Written by Kristine Hansen | Photography courtesy of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association On day three of judging at the World Championship Cheese Contest, a sea of white lab coats confers in hushed tones behind a roped-off area. The Championship Round just wrapped. Now it’s on to the final round: for the 53 judges to […]

Awards for Cathy Strange, Cabot, and More


Photo courtesy of Whole Foods Global cheese expert Cathy Strange, the vice president of specialty for Whole Foods, and Van Salmans, of the cheese marketing organization Salmans and Associates, will each receive the Wisconsin Cheese Maker Association‘s (WCMA) new Luminary Award at the 2022 Cheese Expo in April. The award “recognizes the contributions of leaders […]

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