The 10th Annual Midwest Cream Cheese Competition will be held
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Moraine Park Technical College

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Welcome to the 2007 Cream Cheese Competition

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Cream Cheese Cake

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A very berry cheesecake

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A demonstration by a Pampered Chef representative

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How about a game of checkers? Almost too pretty to eat.

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The Kraft booth had the best view.

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Judges look over the entries

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The 2007 Judges

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Strawberry delight!

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The ribbon is cut and the first annual Midwest Cream Cheese Competition is underway!

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Cream Cheese With Candy

Photo by Barbara Key

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The Kraft booth had free samples all day long

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The winners are announced

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So much cream cheese, so little time

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Judging at the 2007 competition

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Cream Cheese Cake With Berry Topping

Photo by Barbara Key

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The judges first score then entrants on presentation

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Cookies with strawberries

Photo by Barbara Key

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The Winners

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Shelley Keikhaefer once again gives a cooking demonstration to allow the judges time to tally their results. This one was delicious.

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Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

Photo by Barbara Key

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Cream Cheese Dessert

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Phil interviews with Kii from the Beaver Dam Middle School TV show for a piece to air on the local cable channel.

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Cream Cheese Main Dish

Photo by Barbara Key

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A festive holiday treat. The straws are actually crackers with a chocolate coating so they will actually function as a straw.

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An entry in the "Best New Recipe" category.

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Contestants and spectators watch the judging.

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Emcee Stefani Bishop explains the rules

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The registration table was kept busy with the hundreds of entries

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An ultimate cheesecake with strawberries

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Students from Martial Arts America thrilled the crowd.

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Cream Cheese Cake With Orange Slices

Photo by Barbara Key

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Decked out in the Packer finery

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Now that looks good!

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Delicious

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Large crowds viewed demonstrations throughout the day.

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A line of cakes waiting to be judged

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Cream Cheese Pecan Dessert

Photo by Barbara Key

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Volunteer Ron Lindgren from Quality Impressions Printing (left) keeps watch on the crowd and the judges.

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A live radio interview

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The Kraft booth was non-stop action all day long.

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A delicious apple dip

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Judging for presentation

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Cream Cheese Pecan Pie

Photo by Barbara Key

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Judging is serious work.

Photo by
Barbara Key
5065 Oak Park Road
Marshall, Wisconsin 53559
608-220-7276

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The judges score the entries on presentation while the hopeful winners and spectators look on.

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Kraft, a major sponsor, had plenty of samples on hand

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Congratulations to the winners!

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Okay, we really don't know what Stefani was doing, but I bet it was interesting.

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Winners from 2009 with Jay Austin from Kraft and Stephani Bishop from Good Karma (our master of ceremonies)

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An Ultimate Cheesecake

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For the health conscious and those who want something completely different.

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Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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A new group of judges ready to take on the task.

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Shelly K. gives a demonstration

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Cream Cheese On Crackers

Photo by Barbara Key

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Another Ultimate Cheesecake entry

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Ron from Quality Impressions adds up the scores.

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An idea with fruit

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Waiting for samples outside the tasting arena

Photo by
Barbara Key
5065 Oak Park Road
Marshall, Wisconsin 53559
608-220-7276

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A garden of eating for this ultimate cheesecake entrant

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Results are tallied and Stephani learns who the winners are

Photo by
Barbara Key
5065 Oak Park Road
Marshall, Wisconsin 53559
608-220-7276

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Cream Cheese Bars

Photo by Barbara Key

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Kraft employees prepare samples for the judges

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With a fruit topping

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An entry in the Best New Recipe

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The picture can't do justice to the rich color (and even better taste) to this delectable cheese cake.

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The check-in table for entries.

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The judges weigh in on taste, texture and presentation.

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A delicious desert in the "best new recipie category".

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Apple Crisp Cake

Photo by Barbara Key

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There are more things that you can make with cream cheese than just cheesecakes

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Cream Cheese Crab Cakes

Photo by Barbara Key

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Judges including Bob Koneck from Kraft, Michelle Lesher from Westbury Bank and others score the next round of cheesecakes.

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Delicious Cream Cheese Dip

Photo by Barbara Key

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Cream Cheese Soup

Photo by Barbara Key

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Let the judging begin!

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Cream Cheese Bikini Cake

Photo by Barbara Key

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Layers upon layers. It was delicious.

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Judges including Brett Rechek from Rechek's Food Pride and Mayor Kennedy judge the entries on presentation.

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Once the judging is done, samples are sold for everyone to enjoy

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Banners welcome the participants and spectators to the second annual Midwest Cream Cheese Competition

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A dip with pretzels

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The Judges view the entries

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Cream Cheese Balls

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Cream Cheese Fluff

Photo by Barbara Key

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Although the judges didn't score highly, this one was truly delicious and spicy.

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Evonne Koeppen from the Senior Center and Doris Neuman, the Chamber volunteer take notes.

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Pampered Chef representative Shelley Kiekhaefer and Stefani Bishop from WBEV/WXRO give a cooking demonstration.

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A special area allowed for last-minute adjustments, especially for the hot food

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Cheese Cake With Strawberries

Photo by Barbara Key

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More entries arrive

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Judges receive last minute instructions

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Think it looks good? It tasted even better.

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Cream cheese with a southwest flavor

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A mockup of the book. It will go on sale around July 1st, 2009. Check the Chamber's Website for more details. This book will include the winners from the last 5 years along with 50 recipes from the Kraft kitchens.

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The 2011 Winners

Photo by
Barbara Key
5065 Oak Park Road
Marshall, Wisconsin 53559
608-220-7276

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Evonne Koeppen from the Senior Center and Brenda Murphy from WBEV/WXRO discuss he latest offering.

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Nutty Cream Cheese Bars

Photo by Barbara Key

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More Judging.

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Some delicious entries in the ultimate cheesecake competition

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Stefani took over the role as emcee after the passing of Jim Stowell. With big shoes to fill, he would have been proud of how seamlessly she stepped in.

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The first cut

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Cream Cheese Bunt Cake

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Volunteer Ron Lindgren from Quality Impressions helps serve the judges during the 2012 MCCC.

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Key Lime Cheesecake

Photo by Barbara Key

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Some of the Judges

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Cream Cheese Cake With Apple Topping

Photo by Barbara Key

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A wide variety

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Cream Cheese Dip

Photo by Barbara Key

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Presentation is a part of the total score. I think this one would score high, classic PBR glass and Packers napkins. How could you go wrong?

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The first panel of judges receive their instructions

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Colorful and tasty!

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A dip with Ritz crackers

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The theme of the Home and Business Expo was St. Patrick's Day. Someone brought a themed cake. It was delicious.

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Lisa Fiegel hands out the samples that were available for purchase once the judging was complete.

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Delicious

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Another delicious cake

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A variety of dips

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The Weinermobile made a stop during the Cream Cheese Competition

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The ballot boxes were ready to help determine the public's favorite.

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Students from Martial Arts America thrilled the crowd.

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Cream Cheese Cake With Hearts

Photo by Barbara Key

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The audience waits in anticipation

Photo by
Barbara Key
5065 Oak Park Road
Marshall, Wisconsin 53559
608-220-7276

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Stefani Bishop from WBEV/WXRO awaits the decision of Jay Austin from Kraft


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News Updates

It's Time for the Competition!
The date for the 2014 event is set and forms will be sent out soon. If you are not sure you are getting a form, please email the Chamber at info@beaverdamchamber.com or call (920) 887-8879 or check out the downloadable form on the registration page.

The date is Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Moraine Park Technical College.

We are proud to welcome Kraft back as our major sponsor.


Sponsored in part by:
Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese

and

Alliant Energy
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