Cheese contest sees record number of entries

CREATED Mar 10, 2013

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GREEN BAY - Which cheese stands alone?
 
Judges at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest might have a hard time answering that question this week -- with more than 1,700 cheeses entered in the contest at Lambeau Field. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports the number of entries sets a new record.
 
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association executive director John Umhoefer says the number reflects growth in the variety of cheeses being produced.
 
The 2011 grand champion was a goat cheese by LaClare Family Farms of Chilton.
 
Judging is Tuesday and Wednesday morning and is free and open to the public.
 
Entry to the grand champion judging costs $25.
 
The U.S. championship event was held in Green Bay for years, then was held in Madison and Milwaukee before moving to Lambeau Field in 2009.