California Commercial Cheese

Cheese on a board

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.

How to Enter

Competition Dates

Dates Details
TBA Entries Open
TBA Entries Close
TBA Cheese Receiving Dates
TBA Judging Date

Divisions & Classes

Please see the guide for a full list of divisions and classes.