2023 California State Fair – Cheese Commercial Competition

Entry Deadline: April 21, 2023
2023 California State Fair - Cheese Commercial Competition

General Information

Judging – May 10, 2023

April 24-28, 2023 – Ship or Hand Deliver According to Times and Locations

Categories
Division 1300: Cottage Cheese
Division 1305: Cultured Cheese
Division 1310: Soft Cheese
Division 1315: Semi-Soft Cheese
Division 1320: Semi-Hard Cheese
Division 1325: Hard Cheese
Division 1330: California Originals

California Cheese Score Card
Aroma – 10%

Texture/Body – 20%

Appearance – Color/Rind/Paste – 20%

Flavor (includes Finish) – 50%

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $40.00

Shipping Address / Drop Off Location

California Cheese Competition
California State Fair

Attn: Cheese Competition

Administration Building

1600 Exposition Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95815

Deliveries must be received between Monday, April 24, 2023 and Friday, April 28, 2023, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m

Entry Size: For each entry, submit two samples, no smaller than 16 ounces or 1 pound each. If cheese is produced in sizes smaller than 1 pound, submit a minimum of 2 pounds total.

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Medal Qualifications
Gold Medal –
95% or over
Silver Medal –
90% – 94%
Bronze Medal –
84% – 89%

Best of ShowTwo winners will be selected from the fourteen Best of California Winners, one
for cow milk and one for other milk type.

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