umdia: The Upper midwest dairy industry association
Butter & Cheese Contests
Four butter contests and four cheese contests are
coordinated by UMDIA each year:
June Educational Contest;
Minnesota State Fair Contest.
You may choose to enter one, some or all of the contests, please see below for Online Contest information. You may choose to enter one, some or all of the contests.
2014 Entry Deadlines:
Spring Contest: February 28th 2014
June Contest: May 30th 2014
State Fair Contest: July 11th 2014
On-Line Contest Application Forms & Other Information
Click here for Butter Contest Letter for SPRING 2014
Click here for Butter Contest Letter for JUNE 2014
Click here for Butter Contest Letter for STATE FAIR 2014
Click here for Butter Scoring
Click here for Butter Contest Cards
Click here for Cheese Contest Letter for SPRING 2014
Click here for Cheese Contest Letter for JUNE 2014
Click here for Cheese Contest Letter for STATE FAIR 2014
Click here for Cheese Scoring
Click here for Cheese Contest Cards
Click here for Contest Mailing Labels
Fall 2013 Contest Results
The Great Minnesota Cheese-Together: 2013 State Fair Results
A Perfect 100: 2013 June Educational Results
Spring 2013 Contest Results
Fall 2012 Contest Results
2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Butter & Cheese Contest Results, for full results, click here.
2011 Championship Results:
2011 State Fair Results
2010 Championship Butter & Cheese Results
2010 Minnesota State Fair Contest Results
2010 June Educational Butter & Cheese Contest Results
2010 Spring Butter & Cheese Contest Results
Four contests are organized by UMDIA are offered each year to provide an opportunity for friendly competition and to promote the craft of making quality cheese and butter. These contests are open to any Butter or Cheesemaker who would like to enter. Competitors do not need to be UMDIA members nor is it necessary to reside in Minnesota.
The four contests organized by UMDIA are used to determine the Annual Champion Buttermaker and Cheesemaker. The first contest in the cycle is the Fall Contest, held in November, the second is the Spring Contest, which was held in early March. The June Educational Contest, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The Minnesota State Fair Contest, sponsored by the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, is held in July. To be awarded the title of Champion, an individual must enter all four contests and have the highest average score among all of the competitors who have entered all of the contests. The awarded is given out at the UMDIA annual conference in September of each year.
If you have questions about the contest you may contact Contest Superintendent Lisa Ramacher at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . If you require entry materials please contact Doris Mold, UMDIA General Manager, e-mail: email@example.com.