MADISON, Wis. – Wednesday was Milk, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt and Sour Cream Day at the Madison College Dairy Show Championship World Dairy Competition.
Judging of these Grade A dairy products took place on Wednesday. The three-day exhibition began in 2003 and is the only one in the world to present a complete range of dairy products.
This year, there were 1,560 entries in 94 categories.
“We have 54 judges from across North America, and they are the best sensory evaluators in their field,” said Brad Legreid, executive director of the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association. “The nuances they can pick up in their palate, immediately from the little things – whether it’s just bad taste or just a little different texture.”
Judging for cheese and butter was on Tuesday, and Thursday will be judging for ice cream and whey.
Although there are fewer farms than 30 years ago, the state is actually producing more milk and dairy products than ever before.
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