February 12, 2016

Madison is the big cheese this week

Madison welcomes the 2014 World Championship Cheese Contest.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Executive Director John Umhoefer says it’ll be very competitive. “They come from all over the world, 22 countries. Name a European country and they’re in; from Croatia to France to Finland to Italy … all the big cheese producers and the wannabees, you might say; and then you see cheese from Japan, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, all over the world.”

AUDIO: Umhoefer says it has a long history. :25

The contest runs Tuesday and Wednesday at Monona Terrace.

John Colbert, WIBA

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