Big cheese: Grand Champion Swiss breaks sale record

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A block of Swiss cheese made a lot of cheddar at the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions on Sunday.

The Grand Champion cheese broke a sales record, selling for $25,000

The fair’s Sale of Champions livestock auction was held Sunday afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center and showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, a Thanksgiving Dinner to represent the champion poultry and the record-breaking block of Swiss cheese to represent the six dairy champions.

“The Sale of Champions is driven by dedicated exhibitioners and community-oriented buyers. They are crucial to the success of our Youth Reserve Program, and we are fortunate to have both at the Ohio State Fair,” stated General Manager Virgil Strickler. “We are exceptionally pleased with the $264,000 raised at today’s Sale of Champions.”

For more information, visit the Ohio State Fair website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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