Maryland Artisanal Cheese Contest
The contest is open to Business Members of the Maryland Cheese Guild.
All cheese must be milk based.
Each entry must weigh a minimum of 12 ounces. Hard cheeses should be a single wedge/brick or small wheel. Soft cheeses should be in a clear, plastic container and may be cubed or formed as long as the total weight of the entry meets the minimum.
Entries may be shipped to the Guild Office or brought to the contest Saturday (9/17) by 8am.Shipments must arrive between September 10th and 14th. The Guild is not responsible for lost or damaged packages
There is no limit to the number of cheeses you may enter, but each cheese can only be entered once and no more than 2 cheeses from the same exhibitor can be entered in the same category.
There is a $10 fee for each entry. Fees are due upon receipt of the cheeses.
All cheeses must be labeled using the MDCG Commercial Contest Form. Download form.
The Chairman and Judges reserve the right to re-classify entries as needed.
Awards are determined by merit in comparison to a standard of excellence for each type of cheese