Be a Judge for the WWMC!

It’s time for the 2016 World-Wide Mustard Competition. Since 1994, mustards from all over the world have competed for top honors in the different categories of mustard in this most prestigious tasting competition.

Entries are arriving daily at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, Wisconsin for the World-Wide Mustard Competition. Multiple sessions and many panels of judges are needed to find the best mustards in the world, and we are inviting you to participate as a mustard judge this year.

There are 16 categories of mustard to be tasted and scored. You will help determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners for each category. Examples of categories are Honey, Dijon, Spirit, Hot Pepper, and Exotic mustards, as well as mustard-based Dressings and BBQ Sauces.

As a judge for the only mustard competition in the world, you will be expected to sample more than 75 mustards and mustard-based sauces at one sitting! The judging panels will include food professionals such as chefs, food writers, cookbook authors, restaurant critics and food scientists, as well as “foodies” and some regular folks with discerning palates. This is a blind tasting and the only rule is that you must finish scoring any category that you start, and, of course, you must love mustard. While a serious undertaking, we know you’ll enjoy the experience.

Judging will occur at the National Mustard Museum under the direction of Museum Curator Barry Levenson.

  • First Round – Sunday, March 6, 2016 (noon – 4:00 pm)
  • Second Round – Sunday, March 13, 2016 (noon – 4:00 pm)

On both days, we’ll break mid-way through the afternoon for snacks & schmoozing. Please let us know ASAP if you can participate on either or both Sundays. Also, please pass this along to your mustard-loving friends and colleagues. All available judges please contact Patti Levenson, aka, Mrs. Mustard, via email at, by phone at the Museum at 608-831-2222 or by cell at 608-444-5280.

Please note that our Operations Manager, Patti Bridges, is helping coordinate the judging panels so you may be receiving reminders from her, and she is available to answer your questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Patti Levenson (aka, Mrs. Mustard)
Director of Marketing
National Mustard Museum
7477 Hubbard Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
800-438-6878 | 608-831-2222