World-Wide Mustard Competition

The annual World-Wide Mustard Competition is here! Who will be the next WWMC Grand Champion for 2021, the Grand Poobah of Moutarde?

The competition is held under the auspices of the National Mustard Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting the condiment that means so much to us all. Mustards from around the world have entered over the years —from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, England, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, the United States, and more.

As founder and curator of the National Mustard Museum, I have been coordinating the judging of this prestigious international tasting since its inception in 1995. It is a blind tasting, so the judges have only unlabeled mustards in front of them. They do not know if they are sampling the mustard of a large international company or that of a small artisan moutardier. We bring together chefs, food writers, other food professionals and mustard aficionados to carefully evaluate the mustards. As you can imagine, it is a daunting task but one that our judges take very seriously.

If you are interested in entering the next WWMC, please review the rules and category descriptions (see buttons below). If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. You should duplicate the entry form if you are entering more than one mustard.

There are 17 categories (view details) of mustard to be tasted and scored. Examples of categories are Honey, Dijon, Spirit, Hot Pepper, and Exotic mustards, as well as mustard-based Dressings and BBQ Sauces.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are awarded to the top three mustards in each category and a Grand Champion award will go to the best of those gold medal winners.

A valid entry consists of 12 jars (minimum net weight of 3.5 ounces (100 grams) each and maximum weight of 17.6 ounces (500 grams), plus an entry fee of $50 per mustard entered in a category, and a completed entry form for each mustard entered.

Jars must be designed to be available for retail sale to consumers; pouches or food service packs not available for sale to consumers are not eligible for the competition.

Please click below to download and review the complete rules, categories, and entry form.

Condimentally yours,

Barry Levenson, Judge Coordinator and Museum Curator
National Mustard Museum
7477 Hubbard Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562 USA

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