Brace yourselves. The world’s largest technical cheese competition is coming to Madison, and with it, a rare opportunity to taste 50 international cheeses, witness judges from 16 nations execute the final round of judging, and be on hand as the 2016 World Champion Cheese is crowned.

Just 500 tickets are available for Cheese Champion, an evening of world champion cheese tasting on Wednesday, March 9 at the Monona Terrace Grand Ballroom in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. All tickets are being sold in advance through Wisconsin Cheese Originals for $25 at Get yours now to avoid being on the outside looking in at hundreds of people noshing on fabulous cheese.

In fact, with samples of at least 50 different cheeses from every corner of the globe, attendees are encouraged to pace themselves to avoid entering a cheese coma. Complimentary celebrity chef appetizers will also be served. And this being Wisconsin, you can count on at least two cash bars serving up craft beers and wines.

Cheese Champion is the signature event of the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest, held every two years in Madison. Ticket proceeds benefit the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research graduate student program, ensuring another generation of dairy scientists in America’s Dairyland. So basically, you get to eat your weight in rare cheese, watch a world class cheese competition, and contribute to the future success of cheesemakers everywhere. Win. Win. Win.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the Championship Round of Judging to start at 7 p.m. Come join me and a host of volunteers as we spend all day preparing tables and tables of fabulous cheese for you! Get your tickets early, because this event WILL sell out.