umdia: The Upper midwest dairy industry association
Butter & Cheese
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.
Deadlines: On-Line Contest Application Forms & Other
Spring 2013 Contest Results
Spring Contest Deadline: March 1, 2013
June Contest Deadline: May 31, 2013
State Fair Contest Deadline: July 12, 2013
For full results, click here.
On-Line Contest Application Forms & Other Information
Spring 2013 Contest Results
Another terrific contest with many outstanding products. Congratulations to all of our entrants and in particular to our top entries in each category. (Print as a pdf)
1st Place - Matt Stets, Land O'Lakes, Carlisle, PA, Score 99.33
40# CHEDDAR BLOCK CHEESE
1st Place - Dale Schmidt, Land O'Lakes, Inc. -Kiel, WI , Score 98.33
1st Place - Roger Schroeder, LeSueur Cheese, LeSueur, MN, Score 98.83
1st Place - Team Lake Norden, Lake Norden, SD, Smoked Provolone Score 98.83
1st Place - Production Team Stickney Hill Dairy, Kimball MN, Pumpkin Spice Chevre, Score 98.83
2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Butter & Cheese Contest Results , click here for full placings
Butter - Zac Scattergood, Land O'Lakes, Carlisle PA, Score 97.85
Cheddar Cheese Block - Dale Schmidt, Land O'Lakes, Kiel WI, Score 98.27
Cheddar Cheese Barrel - Jeff Payne, Bongards' Creamery, Perham MN, Score 98.25
Miscellaneous Cheese - Nick Williamette, Caves of Faribault, Faribault MN, Score 98.50
Artisan Cheese - Kathy Ratka, Stickney Hill Dairy, Kimball MN, Score 98.31
2012 State Fair Butter & Cheese Contest Results , click here for full placings
2012 June Educational Butter & Cheese Contest Results , click here for full placings
2012 Spring Butter & Cheese Contest Results , click here for full placings
2011 Championship Results:
2011 State Fair Results (click here for full results)
2010 Championship Butter & Cheese Results, click here
2010 Minnesota State Fair Contest Results, click here
2010 June Educational Butter & Cheese Contest Results, click here
2010 Spring Butter & Cheese Contest Results, click here
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 email@example.com . If you require entry materials please contact Doris Mold, UMDIA General Manager, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.