The event will now occur April 6-8, 2021, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee.
March 13, 2020
The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research said that that the 2020 CheeseExpo, which was set to occur on April 14-16 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, has been postponed until April 6-8, 2021.
The biennial event will take place April 14–16 in Milwaukee
March 10, 2020
More than 4,000 cheese industry leaders, suppliers, marketers and others are expected to gather April 14–16, 2020, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee for CheeseExpo (formerly known as the International Cheese Technology Expo).
Halfway through the family-owned Baker Cheese Inc. plant in St. Cloud, Wis., you'll come upon a kind of magical lazy river of cheese. Different sizes and varieties of the company's low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella string cheese float through a stream of brine.
As consumers continue to seek out food with clean ingredients, protein on the go, freshness and convenience, cheese is the answer to many of those needs. Over the last year, cheese processors have doubled down on portable snack offerings, from cheese bites to snack packs. Hybrid options (think cheese paired with lunch meats, nuts, fruit and pretzels) are popping up everywhere. Portion control and portability are the keys.
Making cheese predates recorded history, but artisan cheesemaking in the U.S. is a relatively new industry. According to a 2016 American Cheese Society (ACS) report, there are more than 900 artisan, farmstead and specialty cheesemakers operating in the United States. While a few artisan cheesemakers have been in business for over 100 years, the average has been making cheese for only 15 years.
The cheese expo takes place April 12 and 13 in Madison, Wis., at the Alliant Energy Center.
March 10, 2017
Nearly 2,000 cheese industry leaders, suppliers and cheese manufacturers will gather in Madison, Wis., for the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference (WCIC) to share information about the latest in cheese technology, new products and issues affecting the cheese, butter and whey industries.
To see how White Clover Dairy grew up to become Arla Foods, it helps to look at a series of aerial photos hung in the entrance hallway to this cheese plant in Hollandtown, Wis. In the first image there is a farmhouse near the original plant. Later images show how expansions to the plant crept closer and closer to the house. Eventually, the plant completely surrounds the farmhouse, and in the last image, the house is gone. These additions over the years turned the facility into a 110,000-square-foot plant.
Havarti, Gouda and Edam are cheese types from the Old World. But Arla is making them in Wisconsin. The CEO of the U.S. division of this European dairy co-op talks about Arla’s growth strategy here and its Cheddar cheese joint venture with Dairy Farmers of America.
The European dairy cooperative Arla Foods amba has set its sights on the United States. The strategic plan of this co-op based in Denmark states that the goal is to “excel in eight dairy categories; focus on six geographical regions and win as one united and efficient Arla.”