The registration date for the 2014 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest is Monday, July 22. All companies entering products in this contest must send their entry forms to Wisconsin Dairy Products Association.
Last year’s contest received over 750 entries from companies in North America and Europe. This year’s contest promises has 72 product classes. The World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest is said to be the fastest-growing contest in the history of all dairy product contests.
The WDPA, sponsor of the annual World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, is continuing an agreement with Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) regarding contest entry reimbursement. Wisconsin companies that enter a new cow's milk dairy product in the 2013 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest will receive from WMMB a 50% reimbursement on the $55 contest entry fee. Any product entered in this year’s contest, which previously had been entered in past World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contests, will not be eligible for reimbursement.
Dairy processors can submit as many entries as they wish. After submitting entry forms and fees, manufacturers must ship the entries during the week of August 5 to 8.
The judging takes place from Aug. 13 to 15. The schedule is:
- Aug, 13 – cheese and butter
- Aug. 14— Yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, fluid milk, buttermilk, sour cream-based dips and whipping cream
- Aug. 15— ice cream, sherbet. Whey products and creative/innovative technologies
Winning entries will be auctioned off on Oct, 1 at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. A portion of the auction proceeds will be used to fund the scholarships, which will be awarded to students pursuing careers in the dairy industry.