Tickets for Cheese Champion — a reception featuring cheeses, cheesemakers, craft breweries and the exciting moment when the new U.S. Champion will be named for the first time — are now available for purchase, said the Madison, Wis.-based Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Held on March 7, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay, Wis., Cheese Champion is the crowning event of the 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

Attendees may sample 50 Contest cheeses, pairing them with Wisconsin craft beers, while learning from dozens of the top cheese judges in the country. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit