Tuesday, April 12

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7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
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 2022 CheeseExpo with an elegant reception open to all attendees.

7:00 – 9:30 P.M.
WCMA Young Professionals Event

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

Wednesday, April 13

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7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

7:00 – 8:00 A.M.
Amcor Continental Breakfast

Kick off Wednesday morning with Amcor’s continental breakfast.

Location: Ballroom Foyer, 1st Floor

8:00 – 8:45 A.M.
RELCO Opening Keynote

Krysta Harden, President and CEO of U.S. Dairy Export Council, will moderate the RELCO Opening Keynote on April 13. Harden will lead a panel of industry executives exploring opportunities for U.S. dairy processors to advance international sales and sustainability efforts.

9:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Morning Seminars

On Wednesday, four breakout sessions will be offered:

  • A cheese and whey export seminar with U.S Dairy Export Council staff
  • A look at domestic opportunities for value-added cheese sales with DFW
  • “Hot topics” in dairy research – five recently-completed cheese research projects – with CDR
  • The popular “artisan track,” focused on value-added cheese production and advanced technology available in the new CDR building on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus.

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. – 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

5:00 – 7:30 P.M.
Chr. Hansen Reception & Championship Cheese Auction

Chr. Hansen hosts a highlight of CheeseExpo. Energetic and fun, this reception features the Auction of gold-medal cheeses, butters and more from the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest. Grab a bidding paddle and support WCMA industry training programs, scholarships and our ongoing support for dairy universities.

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

Thursday, April 14

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7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Registration Services Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

8:00 – 9:15 A.M.
WCMA Recognition Breakfast exclusively sponsored by DSM Food Specialties

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.

Location: Ballroom, 1st Floor

WCMA Recognition Breakfast exclusively sponsored by DSM Food Specialties
9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Morning Seminars

Four educational opportunities will follow the WCMA Recognition Breakfast:

  • The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy will partner with CDR to discuss dairy product safety & sanitation, including a talk and panel on establishing a food safety culture in your dairy plant.
  • WCMA will focus on a key concern among processors: recruiting and retaining an effective workforce.
  • CDR plans a “hot topics” session on cheese quality, including brine management, phage monitoring and control, and flavor defects in cheddar cheese.
  • Finally, your hosts at WCMA and CDR will team up for a workshop on creating an effective cheese grading program at manufacturing sites.

11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Exhibit Floor Open

Location: Wisconsin Center, 3rd Floor

View the Exhibit Floor here.

11:30 A.M. – 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

4:30 – 5:30 P.M.
World Champions Reception exclusively sponsored by IFF

Join as winners gather to celebrate success in the 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

Location: Ballroom Lobby, 1st Floor

5:30 – 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. – Midnight | Hilton Hotel
Custom Fabricating & Repair Afterglow Reception

Relax and enjoy music and treats as we close the 2022 CheeseExpo hosted by Custom Fabricating & Repair, Inc.

Location: Hilton Hotel Crystal Ballroom

Hosted By
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association Center for Dairy Research
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