umdia: The Upper midwest dairy industry association

Butter & Cheese Contests
Four butter contests and four cheese contests are
coordinated by UMDIA each year:
Fall Contest;
Spring Contest;
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.

2015 Entry Deadlines:
Spring Contest: February 27th 2015
June Contest: May 29th 2015
State Fair Contest: July 10th 2015


On-Line Contest Application Forms & Other Information
Click here for Butter Contest Letter FALL 2014
Click here for Butter Contest Letter for SPRING 2015

Click here for Butter Contest Letter for JUNE 2015
Click here for Butter Contest Letter for STATE FAIR 2015
Click here for Butter Scoring
Click here for Butter Contest Cards

Click here for Cheese Scoring
Click here for Cheese Contest Cards
Click here for Contest Mailing Labels

 

 


Fall 2013 Contest Results
For full results, click here.
 

The Great Minnesota Cheese-Together: 2013 State Fair Results
For full results, click here.

A Perfect 100:  2013 June Educational Results
For full results, click here.

Spring 2013 Contest Results
For full results, click here.

Fall 2012 Contest Results
For full results, click here.

2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Butter & Cheese Contest Results, for full results, click here.
2012 State Fair Butter & Cheese Contest Results,
for full results, click here.
2012 June Educational Butter & Cheese Contest Results, 
for full results, click here.
2012 Spring Butter & Cheese Contest Results, for full results, click here.

2011 Championship Results:
For full championship results in each category, click here
For photos of the award winners, click here
For the individual butter & cheese contest results, click here

2011 State Fair Results
For full results, click here.

2010 Championship Butter & Cheese Results
For full results, click here.

2010 Minnesota State Fair Contest Results
For full results, click here.

2010 June Educational Butter & Cheese Contest Results
For full results, click here.

2010 Spring Butter & Cheese Contest Results
For full results, click here.

 

 

Background Information

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 lisa.ramacher@state.mn.us . If you require entry materials please contact Doris Mold, UMDIA General Manager, e-mail: manager@umndia.org.

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