What are we about?
NCCIA is committed to the growth and long term success of the cheesemaking profession in the Upper Midwest.
A pillar of NCCIA’s mission is education. NCCIA supports education projects ranging from high school visits to advanced industry professional training to help ensure the Midwest cheese industry’s continued success.
Our annual conferences brings together member students, educators and industry professionals for an educational (and entertaining!) knowledge exchange and discussion of current cheese industry evolution.
This site is dedicated to your cheese education – join us today for the education of a lifetime!
2013 Annual Conference
Canadian Honker/Ramada Hotel, Rochester, Minnesota
October 16, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cheese Grading Workshop (Sponsored by Tetra Pak CPS)
Test your aptitude in sensory evaluation of cheese and compete for the traveling trophy and other great prizes. Prizes are awarded to the highest scoring individuals during the banquet dinner.
October 16, 2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cheese Auction and Social Hour (Sponsored by cheese plants and NCCIA supplier members)
Enjoy a beverages, network with friends, and bid on award-winning cheeses from the 2011 NCCIA Cheese Making Contest.
October 16, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
October 16, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Hospitality Suite (Sponsored by NCCIA supplier members)
A meet-and-greet-event that is open to all conference attendees.
October 16, 8:00 p.m.