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

4,835 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2016
Class 0. Overall--Cheese & Butter
awardGrand Champion
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Aged Butterkase, 99.45
Class 0. Overall--Grade A
awardGrand Champion
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Lemon Aussie Yogurt, 99.95
Class 1. Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
White Cheddar cut from 640 lb, 98.7
awardThird Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Cheddar, 98.45
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.3
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.25
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.5
awardSecond Place
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99
awardThird Place
Wisconsin Aging & Grading Cheese, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.9
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Colby Jack - cut from 640, 99.55
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.15
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Grass Based Emmental, 99.05
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.7
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.5
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.3
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 98.85
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Low moisture part skim mozzarella string cheese, 99.5
awardSecond Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Low moisture part skim mozzarella string cheese, 99.45
awardThird Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Low moisture part skim mozzarella string cheese, 99.4
Class 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Smoked Provolone, 98
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel, 99.35
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Smoked Gouda, 99.45
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Gouda, 98.8
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Double Smoked Cheddar, 98.75
Class 13. Pepper Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Muenster, 99.4
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Brick, 98.7
Class 14. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Fitchburg, WI
Roth Three Cheese Chile Pepper Gouda, 99.3
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Fitchburg, WI
Roth Sriracha Gouda, 98.2
Class 15. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.75
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunk Bleu Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.7
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.5
Class 16. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone - 1, 99.45
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Brick, 99.1
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Muenster, 99.05
Class 17. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone, 99.3
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
Feta, 99.15
Class 18. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Aged Butterkase, 99.15
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Alphas Morning Sun with Mango and Habanero, 98.8
awardThird Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Feta Cheese Loaves - (Brine G), 98.6
Class 19. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Chipotle BellaVitano, 99.9
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Fitchburg, WI
Grand Cru Surchoix, 99.85
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago, 99.8
Class 20. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese Slices, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Swiss Cheese Slices, 99.5
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Easy Melt Loaf, 99.1
Class 21. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack and American with Red Bell & Jalapeno, 98.5
awardThird Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
President Wee Brie Spreadable Cheese, 97.9
Class 22. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Queso Blanco, 99.5
awardThird Place
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Fresco, 99.45
Class 23. Goat Milk Cheese
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blueberry Vanilla Chevrai, 99.35
awardSecond Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Extra-Aged Goat, 99.3
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Bruschetta Chevrai, 99.25
Class 24. Plain Cream Cheese
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Cream Cheese, 99.35
Class 25. Flavored Cream Cheese
awardFirst Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.7
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
President Pub Cheese Cheddar & Horseradish Spreadable Cheese, 99.6
awardThird Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Garden Vegetable Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.55
Class 26. Open Class Cheese
awardFirst Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
Triple Cream Brie, 99.8
awardSecond Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, 99.65
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Cheddar Parmesan, 99.6
Class 27. Salted Butter
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.5
Class 28. Unsalted Butter
awardFirst Place
Alcam Creamery Company Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.8
Class 31. Whole Chocolate Milk
awardFirst Place
Lamers Dairy Inc. "Dairyland's Best", Appleton, WI
Whole Chocolate Milk, 100
Class 32. Lowfat Chocolate Milk 1%
awardSecond Place
Kwik Trip Dairy, La Crosse, WI
1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk, 99.85
awardThird Place
Sassy Cow Creamery, Columbus, WI
1% Chocolate Milk, 99.8
Class 37. Open Class Pasteurized Milk
awardSecond Place
Sassy Cow Creamery, Columbus, WI
Whole Organic Milk, 99.85
Class 40. Whipping Cream
awardThird Place
Kemps, LLC, Cedarburg, WI
Kemps 36% Whipping Cream, 99.825
Class 42. Plain Greek Yogurt
awardFirst Place
Westby Cooperative Creamery, Westby, WI
Plain Greek Yogurt, 99.65
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt, 99.4
Class 43. Flavored Greek Yogurt
awardSecond Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Richland Center, WI
Greek Blueberry Yogurt, 99.625
Class 46. Open Flavor Yogurt
awardFirst Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Lemon Aussie, 99.95
awardSecond Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Richland Center, WI
Middle Eastern Style Yogurt Spread - Kefir, 99.55
Class 56. Regular Vanilla Ice Cream
awardSecond Place
Kwik Trip Dairy, La Crosse, WI
Regular Vanilla Ice Cream, 99.2
Class 60. Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
awardSecond Place
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co., Madison, WI
Zanzibar Chocolate, 99.4
awardThird Place
King Cone Home Made Ice Cream, Plover, WI
Zanzee Chocolate Bar, 98.9
Class 61. Open Class Flavored Fruit and - or Nut Ice Cream
awardThird Place
Vande Walle's Candies, Appleton, WI
Strawberry Ice Cream, 99.3
Class 63. Open Class Sherbet
awardFirst Place
Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Sunset Rainbow Sherbet, 99.2
awardSecond Place
Cedar Crest Specialties, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Raspberry Sherbet, 98.8
Class 64. Frozen Yogurt
awardSecond Place
Kwik Trip Dairy, La Crosse, WI
Black Raspberry Frozen Yogurt, 98.875
Class 65. Gelato
awardThird Place
Kwik Trip Dairy, La Crosse, WI
Café Espresso Chip Gelato, 98.4
Class 66. Whey
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Nutritek 500 Demineralized Whey, 99.925
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Nutritek 250 Demineralized Whey, 99.875
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Dried Sweet Whey, 99.8
Class 68. Whey Protein Concentrate - 34%
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34% - colored cheese - Waupun, WI - 1, 99.775
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34% - white cheese - Waupun, WI - 2, 99.75
Class 73. Open Class for Creative & Innovative Products
awardFirst Place
CTL Foods, Inc., Colfax, WI
Soda Fountain Malted Milk Powder, 97.85
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Chocolate Balance (milk protein shake), 97.75
awardThird Place
Kwik Trip Dairy, La Crosse, WI
French Vanilla Cappuccino, 97.5