Event Schedule

Tuesday, April 14

Noon to 7:00 PM
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

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

Join Tetra Pak as they kick off 2020 CheeseExpo with an elegant reception open to all attendees.

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WCMA Young Professionals Event

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

 

 

Wednesday, April 15

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

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Keynote and Morning Seminars

9:00 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 203

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

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

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 7:00 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 2020 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 16

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

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.

Hosted by Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

9:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Morning Seminars

12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Complimentary Lunch

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Interactive Workshops

Center for Dairy Research staff will meet individually with manufacturers to discuss cheese quality or performance issues, food safety questions, ingredient ideas and more.

Hosted by Center for Dairy Research

Location: Monona/Wingra Rooms (Second Floor)

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

Join as winners gather to celebrate success in the 2020 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
Afterglow Reception

Relax and enjoy music and treats as we close the 2020 CheeseExpo.

Location: Hilton Hotel Crystal Ballroom

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