The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) will honor 13 people with 2023 Recognition Awards on Thursday, April 6 at CheeseCon in Madison, Wis. All 13 are being honored for their outstanding contributions to the dairy processing industry. 

Honorees are:

WCMA Life Member Award: Kerry Henning of Henning Cheese and Myron Olson of Chalet Cheese Cooperative 

WCMA Luminary Award: Dennis Kasuboski of Masters Gallery Foods and Stan Woodworth of Klondike Cheese Co.

    WCMA Cheese Industry Champion Award: Bill and Don Mullins of Mullins Cheese and Jim Sartori of Sartori Co. 

    WCMA Distinguished Service Award: Debra Cherney of Cherney Microbiological Services and Bob Fassbender of T.C. Jacoby & Co.

    WCMA Vanguard Award: Tom Jenny of Carr Valley Cheese and Dan Stearns of Agropur

     WCMA Babcock Award: Dr. Ed Jesse of the University of Wisconsin and Dr. Charles White of Mississippi State University and the University of Tennessee. 

    "Congratulations to all! WCMA is proud to celebrate your longstanding dedication to the success of the industry," stated WCMA.