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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ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened, Aged over 90 days - all milks
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso Reserve
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5247 Any other hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso
Class 5248 Any other very hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened, Aged over 90 days - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 40 Hard Hispanic Cheeses (Queso Duro)
awardBest of Class
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened, Aged over 90 days - all milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 47. Hard Hispanic Cheeses (Queso Duro)
awardBest of Class
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso, 99.7
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Double Aged
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 39 Hard Hispanic Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso, 99.25
awardThird Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened Category - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Reserve
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened: Cotija, Flamingo Bolla, Freir, Queso Prato, Queso Anejo, Chihuahua, etc. - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Gran Queso Reserve
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Gran Queso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened: Cotija, Flamingo Bolla, Freir, Queso Prato, Queso Anejo, Chihuahua, etc. - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso, 98.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened Category, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Gran Queso
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso, 97.6
World Cheese Awards, 2008
Class 51 Semi-hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened Category, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class GA: Hispanic & Portugese Style Cheeses, Ripened Category, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 51: Semi-hard cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class GA: Hispanic & Portugese Style Cheeses, Ripened Category, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 51. Semi-Hard Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardGold
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class GC: Hispanic & Portuguese Cheeses, Fresh Unripened Category, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 16. Open Class for Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso, 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 18. Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso, 98.30
World Cheese Awards, 2005
Class 57. Very Hard Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardGold
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheese, Ripened Category, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheese, Ripened Category, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
GranQueso