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About CheeseExpo

 

A gathering of over 4,000 cheese industry leaders, suppliers, marketers and more will gather to share information about the latest in cheese technology, new products, whey opportunities, product safety, marketing and additional issues affecting our industry.

Your hosts Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) promise an exciting event.

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Nowhere else in the world will you find the collection of cutting-edge cheesemaking equipment, business insight, and networking opportunities that CheeseExpo delivers.

Wisconsin Center

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Vibrant, fun and forward-thinking, Milwaukee continues to look to the future while cherishing its past, ensuring quality of life and opportunities for residents and a warm, welcoming destination for visitors from all over the world.

Exhibit

2020 CheeseExpo exhibiting companies were given the opportunity to lock in exhibit space for 2021 CheeseExpo. New booth reservations will begin in December 2020.

Interested exhibitors can view the Exhibit Information tab for more information.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, April 6

9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Workforce Connections Job Fair

Workforce Connections Job Fair

Meet the industry’s next generation at WCMA’s Workforce Connections Job Fair. Dairy processors and manufacturers will highlight job opportunities and students will share their resumes.  Learn more, contact Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association at 608-286-1001.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tetra Pak Welcome Reception

Tetra Pak Welcome Reception

Join Tetra Pak as they kick off 2021 CheeseExpo with an elegant reception open to all attendees.

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7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
WCMA Young Professionals Event

WCMA Young Professionals Event

Join the WMCA Young Professionals for a fun evening of networking.

 

Wednesday, April 7

7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Amcor Continental Breakfast

Amcor Continental Breakfast

Kick off Wednesday morning with Amcor’s continental breakfast.

Location: Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor

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8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
RELCO Opening Keynote

RELCO Opening Keynote

Wisconsin Center Ballroom

Speaker invited

 

Sponsored by Relco

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8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Watch the action: Dairy students from colleges across the U.S. compete for top honors in assessing several dairy product categories. Visit the next generation of dairy industry leaders at the CheexeExpo.

Hosted by Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Location: Room 103

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

View the Exhibit Floor here.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch

A delicious complimentary lunch is available as you explore the CheeseExpo Trade Show Floor.

Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ideas Showcase Presentations

Ideas Showcase Presentations

Concise 15-minute presentations from industry supply partners showcase the latest technology and innovations in the dairy industry.

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Collegiate Contest Awards Ceremony

Students and teams earn awards for their dairy grading skill on stage in the exhibit hall.  Listen for the cheering!

Hosted by Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Chr. Hansen Reception & Auction of Champion Cheeses

Chr. Hansen Reception & Auction of Champion Cheeses

Chr. Hansen hosts a highlight of CheeseExpo. Energetic and fun, this reception features the Auction of gold-medal cheeses, butters and more from the 2021 World Championship Cheese Contest. Grab a bidding paddle and support WCMA industry training programs, scholarships and our ongoing support for dairy universities.

Hosted by Chr. Hansen

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

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Thursday, April 8

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
WCMA Recognition Breakfast exclusively sponsored by DSM Food Specialties

WCMA Recognition Breakfast exclusively sponsored by DSM Food Specialties

BALLROOM, 1st FLOOR

All attendees are invited to celebrate the achievements of industry greats.  WCMA honors leaders, cheesemakers, suppliers, and educators that have built the U.S. cheese industry.

 

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11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

View the Exhibit Floor here.

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch

A delicious complimentary lunch is available as you explore the CheeseExpo Trade Show Floor.

Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Ideas Showcase

Ideas Showcase

Concise 15-minute presentations from industry supply partners showcase the latest technology and innovations in the dairy industry.

Location: Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Champions Reception

Join as winners gather to celebrate success in the 2021 World Championship Cheese Contest

Location: Ballroom Lobby, 1st Floor

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
World Champions Awards Banquet

A night to remember for dairy craftsmen from across the world. A must attend for everyone with a passion for the dairy industry.

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

8:30 p.m. to Midnight
Custom Fabricating & Repair Afterglow Reception

Custom Fabricating & Repair Afterglow Reception

Relax and enjoy music and treats as we close the 2021 CheeseExpo hosted by Custom Fabricating & Repair, Inc.

Location: Hilton Hotel Crystal Ballroom

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