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

5,144 AWARDS

& counting...

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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2017
Class 1. Mild Cheddar
awardBlue Ribbon
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Cheddar, cut from 640, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Cheddar, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Cheddar, cut from 640, 99.1
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardBlue Ribbon
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.975
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.7
awardThird Prize
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.55
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.4
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Longhorn, 98.3
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Cobly Jack Longhorn, 98.275
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Petite Swiss, 99.675
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss Wheel, 97.95
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss Wheel, 97.9
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Brick, 99.725
awardSecond Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.65
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.475
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBlue Ribbon
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Low Moisture Mozzarella, Whole Milk, 99.575
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella, 99.05
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 99.575
awardSecond Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 99.525
awardThird Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 99.325
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, WI
Blue, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.325
awardThird Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Blue Veined Cheese, 98.75
Class 9. Feta
awardBlue Ribbon
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Feta, 99.225
awardSecond Prize
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Feta, 99.1
awardThird Prize
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Feta, 98.85
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Sriracha Gouda, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti with Pepper, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Flavored Pepper Cheese, 99
Class 11. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Peppercorn Feta, 99.2
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 98.9
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Mediterranean Feta, 98.85
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.175
awardSecond Prize
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Bacon Gouda, 99.075
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, WI
Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar, 99
Class 13. Smoked Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Smoked Gouda, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.2
Class 14. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Chipotle BellaVitano, 99.65
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Espresso BellaVitano, 99.55
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano, 99.5
Class 15. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Monteau, 99.65
awardSecond Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Grand Cru Reserve, 99.6
awardThird Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Pavino, 99.2
Class 16. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Aged Brick Spread, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Flavor Cold Pack Cheese, 99
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Colored American Sliced Cheese, 98.8
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Cheese Food with Jalapeno Peppers, 98.55
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Swiss Sliced Cheese, 98.5
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta, 99.725
awardSecond Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Mediterranean Herb Feta, 99.525
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Tomato & Basil Feta, 99.4
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
Fresh Goat's Milk Cheese, 99.275
awardThird Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Mascarpone, 99.25
Class 20. Havarti
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.925
awardSecond Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti, 98.875
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.625
Class 21. Flavored Havarti
awardBlue Ribbon
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.675
awardSecond Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.325
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.25
Class 22. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Belegen Gouda, 4-6 months, 99.025
awardSecond Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 98.75
awardThird Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Fontina, 98.7
Class 23. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Roelli Cheese Haus, Shullsburg, WI
Dunbarton Blue, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan, 99
Class 24. Flavored Goat Milk Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, WI
Wild Blueberry Vanilla Chevre, 99.675
awardSecond Prize
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
8 oz Cranberry & Cinnamon, 99.55
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, WI
Raspberry Chevre, 99
Class 25. Natural Goat Milk Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
Aged Goat Cheese, 99.65
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Extra-Aged Goat Cheese, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
8 oz. Cheddar, 99.05
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
V & V Supremo Foods, Incorporated, Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Loaf, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
V & V Supremo Foods, Incorporated, Browntown, WI
Oaxaca Ball, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.9
Class 27. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, 99.375
awardSecond Prize
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
Blended Cheese with Goat and Cow Milk, 99.25
awardThird Prize
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
A Blend of Cow and Goat Milk, 99
Class 28. Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.075