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Cheese Madness 2023 Begins!

March 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What’s Cheese Madness? Only the fiercest fromage faceoff this co-op’s ever seen! From March 16th to March 30th, 16 delicious cheeses go head-to-head to earn your votes, but only one will be crowned the winner. Matchups include goat cheeses, bleu cheeses, sandwich favorites, and even vegan cheese alternatives! Pick up a bracket at customer service at either store location (or print one at home) and submit your filled out bracket by 9pm Wednesday, March 15. Guess the winning bracket and you could win one pound of the winning cheese along with some other gourmet goodies!


Download your bracket here!

Bracket Instructions

Step 1:

Grab a bracket from the Common Market customer service desk or download one from the link above and print at home. Look at each of the first eight match-ups and decide which cheese will be most popular. Continue selecting winners for each match-up, progressing through each round until you’ve guessed the championship cheese. Don’t forget to fill in your name and contact information, so we can get in touch with the bracket winners. Don’t forget to make a copy or take a photo of your bracket!

Step 2:
Drop off your completed bracket at our customer service desk or cheese department by 9 PM on March 15th.

Step 3:
Stop by the cheese departments to sample cheeses in our Cheese Madness tournament starting on March 16th. Sample each cheese and vote for the one you like best at the specified days and times. Can’t make it in? Vote on social media!

Step 4:
Follow along in-store and on our social media as the bracket progresses and see if your bracket matches up with shopper favorites.


March 16, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Common Market
5728 Buckeystown Pike, Unit B1
FREDERICK, MD 21704 United States
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(301) 663-3416