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2024 World Cheese Awards

November 14–18, 2024

Viseu, Portugal

The World Cheese Awards (WCA) is one of the most respected competitions in the world attracting thousands of entries each year, and your company's cheese could be among the contenders! This year it will be taking place in Portugal from November 14-18th.

USDEC will be supporting U.S. cheesemakers by once again covering the WCA entry costs for all U.S. cow's milk (including mixed-milk) cheeses. USDEC will also provide support applying for the shipping documentation required to enter the competition.


The last date for entries is on Friday, September 8th or earlier if the entry cap is reached. Since the organizers have placed a cap on the number of entries this year, so we encourage you to enter soon. For more information or questions please reach out to Nuhami Alemu (