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

5,371 AWARDS

& counting...

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ACS Cheese Competition, 2017
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardFirst Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Cheese Curd
awardSecond Place
Springside Cheese Corp., Oconto Falls, WI
White Cheddar Curds
awardThird Place
Renard's Cheese, Algoma, WI
Cheddar Cheese Curds
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2017
Class 102 Natural Snack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Curds, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Yellow Cheddar Cheese Curds
awardSecond Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Cheddar Cheese Curds
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
White Cheddar Cheese Curds
Class KL: Flavored Cheeses, Cheese Curds with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Curds
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
White Cheddar Cheese Curds
Class KL: Flavored Cheeses, Cheese Curds with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Curds
awardThird Place
Clock Shadow Creamery, Milwaukee, WI
Pizza Cheddar Curd