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NCI Laureate

Honoring Leaders for Significant Contributions to Cheese Industry

The National Cheese Institute Laureate Award is given to leaders in the cheese industry or academia who have made significant, prolonged contributions to the development and growth of the industry. A panel of industry professionals chooses a winner each year based on the person's long-term contributions to the industry.

Call for Nominations

NCI is now accepting nominations for the 2018 NCI Laureate Award. The award winner will be recognized during IDFA's Dairy Forum 2018, Jan. 21-24, at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 20, 2017, and there is no fee to enter.

2017 Winner

The winner of the 2017 NCI Laureate Award is Kathleen Glass, Ph. D., a senior scientist and associate director at the Food Research Institute of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The award was presented to Glass during a special ceremony at IDFA's Dairy Forum 2017 in Orlando, Fla. Read more.

Watch a brief video about Kathleen Glass here

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