The California State Fair Commercial Cheese Competition celebrates the hard work, craftsmanship, and unique character of California Cheese.
Cheese judges are selected from respected cheesemakers, cheese merchants, writers, promoters, and educators.
The California State Fair recognizes the top award-winning cheeses at an annual, high profile press event on the steps of the State Capitol honoring the Best of Show wine, beer, cheese, and olive oil.
|March 20, 2023||Entries Open|
|April 21, 2023||Entries Close|
|April 24 – 28, 2023||Cheese Receiving Dates|
|May 10, 2023||Judging Date|
Please see the guide for a full list of divisions and classes.
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