Entry forms for the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest have been sent out to dairy plants in North America. This contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, is the only dairy product contest of its kind in North America.
To receive an entry form or for more information, telephone the WDPA at 608-836-3336 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete contest information can be found at www.wdpa.net.
Products to be judged are cheese, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, sour cream based-dips, whipping cream, sherbet, buttermilk, nonfat dried milk, butter, cottage cheese, whey, fluid milk and an innovations category. There are 71 classes of competition. In addition to awarding 71 first-place trophies, there will be three Grand Champions: cheese & butter, Grade A products and ice cream.
A company may submit as many entries as it wishes. All entry forms must be mailed to the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association by July 25. Product is to be shipped the week of Aug. 11 to 15.
Last year’s contest had a record 855 entries. Judging will be held at the Madison Area Technical College’s Culinary Arts School and at UW-Madison’s Babcock Hall. Winning entries will be auctioned off on Sept. 30 during the World Dairy Expo in Madison. A portion of the auction proceeds will be used to fund scholarships awarded to students pursuing careers in the dairy industry, as well as sponsorship of the National Collegiate Judging Contest.