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

5,371 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2017
Class 0. Overall--Cheese & Butter
awardGrand Champion
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano
Class 1. Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, 99.7
awardSecond Place
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Cheddar, 99.6
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
40 lbs Cut from 640, 99.5
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.95
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Colby, 99.45
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.8
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.7
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.35
Class 7. Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Low Moisture Whole Milk Mozzarella, 99.65
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.35
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, 99.75
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese Sticks, 99.65
awardThird Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, 99.55
Class 10. Provolone
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Natural flavor Provolone, 99.65
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Natural flavor Provolone, 99.55
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Smoked Provolone, 99.45
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee , WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 99
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Gouda, 99.5
Class 13. Pepper Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Muenster, 99.85
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Brick, 99.725
Class 14. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.6
Class 15. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.8
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.625
awardThird Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Black Diamond Extra Sharp Cheddar Soft Spreadable Cheese, 99.6
Class 16. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Brick, 99.5
Class 17. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
cello rich and creamy mascarpone #3, 99.5
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
cello rich and creamy mascarpone #2, 99.45
Class 18. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.6
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Farmer, 99.55
Class 19. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano, 99.85
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Pavino, 99.75
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.65
Class 20. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack & American Cheese with Red Bell & Jalapeno Peppers, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Col American Cheese Loaf, 99.5
Class 21. Latin American Cheese
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Frier, 99.1
Class 22. Goat Milk Cheese
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Milwaukee, WI
Cranberry Cinnamon Chevre, 99.25
awardThird Place
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI
Aged Goat Cheese, 99.15
Class 23. Plain Cream Cheese
awardSecond Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Plain Whipped Cream Cheese Spread, 98.6
Class 24. Flavored Cream Cheese
awardFirst Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese Spread, 99.3
awardSecond Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Spread, 99.1
Class 25. Open Class Cheese
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, 99.8
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Bambino, 98.75
Class 28. Open Class Butter
awardSecond Place
Alcam Creamery Company Inc., Richland Center, WI
butter - salted 2nd shify, 97.5
Class 32. Lowfat Chocolate Milk 2%
awardSecond Place
Kemps, LLC, Cedarburg, WI
2% Chocolate
Class 35. UHT Milk & Aseptic Milk
awardThird Place
Kemps, LLC, Cedarburg, WI
Grass Fed Whole Milk
Class 39. Heavy Whipping Cream
awardThird Place
Kemps, LLC, Cedarburg, WI
36% Whip
Class 40. Plain Greek Yogurt
awardFirst Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Whole Milk Plain Greek
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt
Class 41. Flavored Greek Yogurt (Non-Fat, Any Flavor)
awardFirst Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Non-Fat Greek Black Cherry, 99.3
Class 42. Flavored Greek Yogurt (1% or, Any Flavor)
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Pomegranate Acai Greek Yogurt
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Class 49. Open Flavor Cottage Cheese
awardSecond Place
Kemps, LLC, Cedarburg, WI
4% Cottage Cheese Chive
Class 59. Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
awardFirst Place
Kelley Country Creamery, Fond du Lac, WI
Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
awardThird Place
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co., Madison, WI
Zanzibar Chocolate
Class 60. Open Class Flavored Fruit Ice Cream
awardThird Place
Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Key Lime Pie
Class 62. Ice Cream with Peanut Butter
awardSecond Place
Kemps, LLC, Cedarburg, WI
Sweet Me PB Chocolate Pretzel
Class 63. Ice Cream with Caramel
awardFirst Place
Kelley Country Creamery, Fond du Lac, WI
Coffee Mill
Class 64. Open Class Ice Cream
awardSecond Place
King Cone Home Made Ice Cream, Plover, WI
Lemon Pie
awardThird Place
Kemps, LLC, Cedarburg, WI
Dark Chocolate Mint
Class 65. Ice Cream Sandwiches
awardFirst Place
Kelley Country Creamery, Fond du Lac, WI
Brownie Chipper Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
Class 67. Frozen Yogurt
awardFirst Place
Kwik Trip Dairy, La Crosse, WI
Black Raspberry Yogurt
Class 68. Gelato
awardFirst Place
Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Mint Cookie
awardThird Place
Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Pistachio
Class 69. Whey
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Demineralized whey powder
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Sweet Whey Powder
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Sweet Whey Powder
Class 70. Whey Permeate
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Deproteinized Whey Powder
Class 71. Whey Protein Concentrate - 34%
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34% powder
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
WPC 34%
Class 72. Whey Protein Concentrate - 80%
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 80% Regular
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 80% Instant
Class 75. Open Class for Creative & Innovative Products
awardFirst Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Chipotle MAIO, 99.875
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Chocolate Mascarpone Pie Filling, 99.85