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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest is coming to town, and with it, an exclusive opportunity for the public to taste dozens of the nation’s best cheeses and witness the final round of judging to determine the 2015 U.S. Champion Cheese – all while benefitting a great cause:  the Hunger Task Force.

The Champion Cheese Charity Event – A Benefit for Hunger Task Force opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19th in the Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.

Tickets are $35 and are on sale now at http://www.hungertaskforce.org/donate/us-championship-cheese-gala/.  All ticket proceeds will go directly to Hunger Task Force with the hosts guaranteeing a donation of at least $10,000 that evening.

An elaborate cheese tasting, chef creations, appetizers and cash bar open at 5:30 p.m. and the Championship Round of Judging begins at 6:30 p.m.  Attendees will witness the final round of cheese judging, as judges determine and name the best-of-show, 2015 U.S. Champion Cheese.

Steve Palec, a Milwaukee radio veteran who has been the host of Rock And Roll Roots on WKLH 96.5 Milwaukee for the past 26 years, will serve as guest MC for the evening.

Attendees will also enjoy unique culinary creations prepared especially for this event from local chef, Michael Feker from Il Mito.  Chef Feker will be on hand to discuss how to use cheese in your everyday recipes.

Cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses sampled are entrants in the 18th biennial U.S. Championship Cheese Contest.

These cheeses will be fresh from the judges’ evaluation, arriving from across the U.S.  Fans of great cheese can also visit, free, the first round of judging in the Contest, March 17th & 18th in Exhibit Hall A at the Wisconsin Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit: www.uschampioncheese.org/attend/.

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