Cheese Awards

We're going to need a bigger trophy case.

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 18. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Aged Butterkase, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields Butterkase Style – 12 Month
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Open Category - Cheeses with Flavor Added - all milks and mixed milks
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields w/red chillies and mushrooms
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 54 Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields Aged 15 mon, 99.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 61. Open Class: Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields Aged over 2 yrs, 99.2
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 53 Open Class Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Butterkase, 99.2
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Butterkase, 98.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 32. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Butterkase
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class DC: American Made/International Style, Open Category Made with Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Butterkase
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
St. Bernards