Entry materials for the 2007 United States Championship Cheese Contest are now available. The competition is set for March 12 –14 in Milwaukee and entry forms and fees are due February 12.

Enter Your Cheese

Entry materials for the 2007 United States Championship Cheese Contest are now available. The competition is set for March 12 –14 in Milwaukee and entry forms and fees are due February 12. Visit www.wischeesemakersassn.org., call 800/999-2454 or e-mail office@wischeesemakersassn.org.

Trans Slam Breakfast

Restaurant chain Denny’s hopes to serve up fewer trans fats with its Grand Slam breakfasts and other meals beginning this month. Denny’s says it will eliminate trans fats by changing its frying oil and margarine products. It also will work with processed food manufacturers to get them to cut trans fats from their products, the company said.

Hats off to Glenisk

Glenisk, the Irish producer of organic dairy products, of which Stonyfield Europe recently became a stakeholder, has been chosen as the overall winner of an Irish Business Achievers Award.

Norseland Tops

Norseland Inc., Stamford, Conn., the U.S. importer and distributor of Jarlsberg cheese was awarded first prize in the Great Jarlsberg Challenge sponsored by parent company Tine, B.A.

Ice Cream Hot in Peru

Peruvian ice cream sales were expected to reach $47 million for 2006, up by about 25% from 2005. Peru’s largest ice cream company is group Helados D’Onofrio, a subsidiary of Nestle Peru.