Call-for-entries

In August of 2024, The Utah Cheese Awards will hold its eighth cheese plate-oriented, specialty food competition; judging cheese, charcuterie, bread, honey, sauces, fruit, chocolate/candy.

Contest Instructions

Check back May 1, 2024 for current entry instructions.
Join our producer mailing list here to be notified of 2024 details.

Terms and Conditions

All entries become the property of the Utah Cheese Awards. Utah Cheese Awards reserves the right to re-assign categories. Failure to supply entry fees as noted will result in disqualification. Past entry fees due must be current or entry will be disqualified, and samples forfeited.

Categories

I - CHEESE
A) Swiss and Alpine
B) Cheddar no adjuncts except oil/fat/honey
C) Blue
D) Semi-hard no adjuncts
E) Hard no adjuncts except oil/fat/honey
F) Adjuncts — Interior Any style, non-dairy ingredients included in the paste
G) Adjuncts — Exterior Any style, cheese rubbed with non-dairy ingredients
H) Curd flavored and unflavored
I) Mozzarella
J) Soft Cheese
K) Sheep or Goat Milk Cheese
L) Feta
M) Other

II - THE REST OF THE PLATE
N) Charcuterie
O) Breadstuffs bread or crackers
P) Honey or honeycomb
Q) Sauces/Spreads – Sweet
R) Sauces/Spreads – Savory
S) Sauces/Spreads – Hot
T) Dried Fruit
U) Nuts
V) Candy including chocolate, assembled in the region

III - IN THE WILD
W) Package Design
X) Charcuterie Board