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

5,406 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Cheese Awards, 2017
Class 5501 Cheese made with the milk of more than one animal
awardSilver
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., , WI
Bessies Blend
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 27. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardThird Prize
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., Mauston, WI
Bessie's Blend, 99.35
World Cheese Awards, 2013
Class 5501 Cheese made with the milk of more than one animal
awardSilver
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bessie's Blend
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 25. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardThird Prize
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bessie's Blend, 97.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 69 Soft & Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bessie's Blend - goat and cow milk cheese, cured for four months with a firm body and a pleasant and nutty flavor, 99.25
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 8: Cheese made with the milk of more than one animal
awardGold
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bessies Blend
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class DS: American Made/International Style, Sheep's or Mixed Milks
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bessies Blend