umdia: The Upper midwest dairy industry association
Butter & Cheese Contests
Three butter contests and three cheese contests are
coordinated by UMDIA each year:
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.
On-Line Contest Application Forms & Other Information
2015 Fall Butter Directions
2015 Fall Cheese Directions
2016 Spring Butter Directions
2016 Spring Cheese Directions
2016 State Fair Butter Directions
2016 State Fair Cheese Directions
Butter Contest Cards
Cheese Contest Cards
Contest Mailing Labels
Congratulations to the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Butter and Cheese Contest Winners
The top 5 in each category are awarded prizes by the Minnesota Agricultural Society. Look for them on display in the Dairy Building at the Minnesota State Fair
Cheddar Block Cheese Results
Cheddar Barrel Cheese Results
Miscellaneous Cheese Results
Artisan Cheese Results
Fall 2014 Contest 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.