Cheese Awards

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Wisconsin Cheese wins more national and international cheese awards than any other state or country. Our tradition of cheesemaking excellence began more than 175 years ago, and our award-winning cheesemakers still use these tried-and-true methods today.

Cheesemaking is a way of life in Wisconsin, the only place outside of Europe with a master cheesemaker program. Many families and facilities have been making cheese for four generations. With our revered heritage of cheesemaking, Wisconsin takes top honors for styles ranging from the freshest cheese curds to 10-year-old cheddar wheels, from baby swiss to aged parmesan and everything in between. Find your new favorite award-winning cheese here.

Wisconsin cheese has won

5,552 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Championship Cheese Contest, 2018
Class 1. Cheddar, Mild (0-3 Months)
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI United St, es
Mild Cheddar, 99.35
Class 3. Cheddar, Sharp (6 Months to 1 Year)
awardSecond Award
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI United St, es
Sharp, 98.5
Class 4. Cheddar, Aged One to Two Years
awardBest of Class
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
English Hollow Cheddar, 99.2
Class 6. Traditional Waxed Cheddar, Mild to Medium
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI United St, es
Old English Style Cheddar, aged 5 mon, 96.25
awardThird Award
Red Barn Family Farms, Appleton, WI United St, es
Heritage Weis Cheddar Cheese, 96.2
Class 7. Traditional Waxed Cheddar, Sharp to Aged
awardBest of Class
Springside Cheese Corp., Oconto Falls, WI United St, es
Aged Cheddar, 99.3
awardSecond Award
Red Barn Family Farms, Appleton, WI United St, es
Aged Heritage Weis Cheddar Cheese, 98.9
awardThird Award
Red Barn Family Farms, Appleton, WI United St, es
Aged Heritage Weis Cheddar Cheese, 98.3
Class 9. Natural Rinded Cheddar
awardBest of Class
Door Artisan Cheese Company, Egg Harbor, WI United St, es
Cave Aged English Cheddar, 99.15
Class 10. Colby
awardBest of Class
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI United St, es
Colby Deli Longhorn, 99.4
Class 12. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI United St, es
Colby Jack, 99.5
Class 17. Provolone, Mild
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI United St, es
mild provolone, 99.65
Class 18. Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI United St, es
Aged Provolone, 97.9
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso Aged Provolone Mandarini, 97.75
Class 19. Provolone, Smoked
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI United St, es
Smoked Provolone Cheese, 98.65
Class 21. Parmesan
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso Parmesan, 99.2
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI United St, es
Cello Artisan Reserve Parmesan Wheel, 98.85
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI United St, es
Cello Organic Copper Kettle Parmesan Wheel, 98.75
Class 23. Fresh Asiago
awardBest of Class
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI United St, es
Whole Milk Asiago (Fresh Style) Aged 5 mon, 99.65
awardThird Award
Door Artisan Cheese Company, Egg Harbor, WI United St, es
Crema Pressato, 98.95
Class 24. Aged Asiago (over 6 months)
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI United St, es
Cello Hand Crafted Asiago Wheel, 99.15
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI United St, es
Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Asiago, 98.9
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI United St, es
Cello Extra Aged Asiago Wheel, 98.3
Class 25. Baby Swiss Style
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI United St, es
40# Block Baby Swiss, 98.95
Class 26. Feta
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI United St, es
Feta cheese, 99.1
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Feta, 99.05
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Feta, 98.9
Class 27. Feta, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Tomato & Basil Feta, 99.7
awardThird Award
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI United St, es
Feta cheese with Garden Herb, 99.6
Class 28. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Brick, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Muenster, 99.5
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI United St, es
Muenster, 99.45
Class 29. Havarti
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI United St, es
Havarti, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI United St, es
Havarti, 99.4
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Havarti, 99.3
Class 30. Havarti, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI United St, es
Havarti Loaf with Dill, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI United St, es
Havarti Onion, 99.2
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI United St, es
Havarti with Dill, 98.95
Class 31. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI United St, es
Whole Milk; Hand Stretched; Batch 3, 98.85
awardThird Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI United St, es
Whole Milk; Hand Stretched; Batch 1, 98.55
Class 32. String Cheese, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI United St, es
Jalapeno Peppers, 99.45
Class 33. Cottage Cheese
awardSecond Award
Westby Cooperative Creamery, Westby, WI United St, es
4% Large Curd Cottage Cheese, 99
Class 34. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI United St, es
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.35
Class 37. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso CreamyGorg, 99.45
Class 39. Gouda, Mild
awardBest of Class
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI United St, es
Gouda Aged 3 mon, 99.85
awardSecond Award
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI United St, es
Marieke Gouda Belegen (4-6 month), 99.8
awardThird Award
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI United St, es
Marieke Gouda Young, 99.75
Class 40. Gouda, Aged
awardThird Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI United St, es
Gouda, Aged, 99.65
Class 41. Gouda, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI United St, es
Marieke Gouda Onion Garlic, 99.35
awardThird Award
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI United St, es
Marieke Gouda Cumin, 99.25
Class 42. Smoked Gouda
awardBest of Class
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI United St, es
Smoked Gouda Aged 8 mon, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI United St, es
Smoked Gouda Aged 3mon, 99.25
awardThird Award
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
Aged Smoked Gouda, 99.15
Class 43. Brie
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI United St, es
2lbs triple cream, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI United St, es
8oz brie, 99.45
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI United St, es
2lbs brie, 99.4
Class 44. Camembert
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI United St, es
2lbs camembert, 99.4
Class 52. Washed Rind/ Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
Roth Grand Cru Reserve Wheel, 99.4
Class 53. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack, Mild Heat
awardThird Award
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
Twin Grove Chipotle Jack, 99.55
Class 56. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses, Mild Heat
awardBest of Class
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, WI United St, es
Hatch Pepper Cheddar, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI United St, es
Chile Pepper Brick, 99.5
Class 57. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheese, Medium Heat
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Sweet Heat Feta, 99.05
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI United St, es
Chile Pepper Muenster, 98.95
Class 58. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses, High Heat
awardBest of Class
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
Roth Chipotle Havarti Loaf, 98.85
Class 60. Latin American Style Melting Cheeses
awardBest of Class
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI United St, es
Oaxaca Cheese Ball, 99.1
awardSecond Award
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI United St, es
Oaxaca Cheese Ball, 98.9
awardThird Award
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI United St, es
Oaxaca Cheese Ball, 98.85
Class 61. Latin American Style Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
Roth Original GranQueso Wheel, 98.45
Class 62. Paneer
awardBest of Class
Specialty Cheese Company, Inc., Reeseville, WI United St, es
40# Block Paneer Cheese, 98.55
awardSecond Award
Specialty Cheese Company, Inc., Reeseville, WI United St, es
40# Block Part Skim Paneer, 98.45
awardThird Award
Specialty Cheese Company, Inc., Reeseville, WI United St, es
40# Block Organic Paneer, 98.3
Class 63. Open Class: Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso Mascarpone, 99.6
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone, 99.55
Class 64. Open Class: Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI United St, es
Butterkase, 99.2
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI United St, es
Cello Fontal, 99.1
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI United St, es
Farmer Cheese, 99.05
Class 65. Open Class: Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
Roth Pavino Cheese Wheel, 97.7
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI United St, es
Alpine Style 16 mon, 97
Class 66. Open Class: Hard Cheeses with Natural Rind
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Platteville, WI United St, es
Roth Grand Cru Reserve Block, 99.4
Class 67. Open Class: Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI United St, es
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.5
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso Burrata with Black Truffles, 99.45
Class 68. Open Class: Flavored Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI United St, es
Yellow Door Creamery Tuscan Rubbed Fontal Cheese, 99.1
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI United St, es
Yellow Door Creamery Bergamot Hibiscus Rubbed Fontal, 99.05
Class 69. Open Class: Flavored Cheeses with Sweet or 'Dessert' Condiments
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI United St, es
Sartori Reserve Espresso BellaVitano, 99.4
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI United St, es
Sartori Reserve Merlot BellaVitano, 99.35
awardThird Award
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI United St, es
Marieke Gouda HoneyClover, 99.3
Class 70. Open Class: Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, WI United St, es
Rosemary Asiago, 99.45
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI United St, es
Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano, 99.4
Class 71. Open Class: Smoked Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI United St, es
Smoked Fontina, 99.45
Class 72. Open Class: Smoked Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI United St, es
Smoked Ched, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI United St, es
Smoked Ched, 99.15
Class 75. Lowfat Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Low Fat Feta, 99.85
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Fat Free Feta, 99.7
Class 77. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI United St, es
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI United St, es
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.5
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI United St, es
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.4
Class 78. Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI United St, es
Pepper Jack Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI United St, es
Kaukauna Sharp Spreadable Cheese, 99.15
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI United St, es
Black Diamond Extra Sharp Cheddar Spreadable Cheese, 98.85
Class 79. Spreadable Natural Cheeses
awardThird Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
Whipped Cream Cheese, 98.75
Class 80. Spreadable Natural Cheeses, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
Hazelnut Cream Cheese Spread, 99.85
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI United St, es
Rondelé Organic Garden Vegetable Spreadable Cheese, 99.8
awardThird Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread, 99.75
Class 81. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI United St, es
Colored American Past Process Cheese Loaf, 99.25
Class 83. Pasteurized Process Cheese Slices
awardSecond Award
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI United St, es
Yellow American Slices-Lot 32599390, 99.05
Class 86. Flavored Soft Goat's Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI United St, es
4 oz Garlic & Herb Non Gmo, 99.35
awardThird Award
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI United St, es
Rondin Garlic & Herb, 99.3
Class 88. Surface (Mold) Ripened Goat's Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI United St, es
Snow White Goat Cheddar, 99.85
Class 91. Flavored Semi-Soft (Semi-hard) Goat's Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI United St, es
Black Goat Truffle, 99.55
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI United St, es
Cocoa Cardona, 99.5
Class 93. Soft Sheep's Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI United St, es
Driftless Natural, 98.5
Class 95. Flavored Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Sheep's Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI United St, es
Driftless- Cranberry Cinnamon, 99.25
awardSecond Award
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI United St, es
Driftless - Honey/Lavender, 99.2
awardThird Award
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI United St, es
Driftless- Sundried Tomato garlic, 99
Class 99. Hard Sheep's Milk Cheeses (9 Months or longer)
awardBest of Class
Eckerman Sheep Company, ANTIGO, WI United St, es
Smooth, Mellow, Old World Flavor, Fall 2016, 99.2
Class 100. Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso Crumbly Gorgonzola with Sheep's Milk, 98.05
Class 102. Surface (Mold) Ripened Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI United St, es
Cave Aged Chandoka NZ Chedd Style Mixed, 99.25
awardSecond Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI United St, es
Cave Aged Mellage, 98.7
Class 103. Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI United St, es
Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, 99.85
awardSecond Award
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI United St, es
Chandoka, 99.8
Class 107. Flavored Butter
awardBest of Class
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI United St, es
Garlic and Basil Butter, 99.05
awardSecond Award
Pine River Dairy, Inc., Manitowoc, WI United St, es
Loaded Baked Potato Butter, 98.8
Class 108. Yogurt- cow's milk
awardSecond Award
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI United St, es
Organic Grassmilk Plain Yogurt, 98.85
Class 109. Flavored Yogurt- cow's milk
awardThird Award
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI United St, es
Organic Grassmilk Vanilla Yogurt, 98.85
Class 111. Lowfat Yogurt- Cow's Milk
awardBest of Class
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI United St, es
Yodelay Yogurt - Rhubarb, 99.95
awardSecond Award
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI United St, es
Yodelay Yogurt - Tart Cherry, 99.9
awardThird Award
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI United St, es
Yodelay Yogurt - Pineapple, 99.85
Class 113. Flavored High Protein - Cow's Milk
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Greek Yogurt Peach, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Greek Yogurt Vanilla, 99.5
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI United St, es
Odyssey Greek Yogurt Lowfat Peach, 99.4
Class 114. Yogurt - All Other Milks
awardBest of Class
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI United St, es
LaClare Farms Goat Milk Yogurt- Blueberry, 99.15
awardSecond Award
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI United St, es
Goat Milk Yogurt- Strawberry, 98.85
Class 115. Drinkable Cultured Products - All flavors/all Milks
awardBest of Class
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI United St, es
Yodelay Yogurt - Pineapple, 99.9
awardThird Award
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI United St, es
Yodelay Yogurt - Rhubarb, 99.8
Class 116. Open Class Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardSecond Award
Great Lakes, Plymouth, WI United St, es
Sharp 2lb Shred, 97.75
awardThird Award
Great Lakes, Plymouth, WI United St, es
Matchstick Parmesan, 97.7
Class 117. Open Class Shredded Cheese Blends, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI United St, es
Gourmet Cheddar Blend, 99.15
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI United St, es
Italian Cheese Blend, 98.8
awardThird Award
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI United St, es
Chihuahua/Oaxaca Blend, 98.75
Class 118. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI United St, es
Chipotle Bread Cheese, 99.6
awardThird Award
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI United St, es
Brun uusto Baked Cheese Original, 99.3
Class 119. Natural Snack Cheese
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI United St, es
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese, 99
awardSecond Award
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI United St, es
Ponderosa Farmstead Whips, 98.95
awardThird Award
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI United St, es
Farmstead Mini Whips, 98.9
Class 121. Cheese Based Spreads
awardBest of Class
Key Ingredient Market, WI United Sta, es
Champagne Cheddar, 99.7
awardSecond Award
Key Ingredient Market, WI United Sta, es
Garlic Cheddar Spread, 99.45