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 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
A.M.P.I., Jim Falls, WI
Colby Jack - cut from 640, 99.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Colby Jack Cheese, 99.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
A.M.P.I., Jim Falls, WI
Colby/Jack, 99.55
Class 106. Open Class: Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Essential Everyday Shredded Colby Jack, 98.95
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5318 Any other semi-soft cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Colby Jack Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Colby Jack, 98.525
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 10 Marbled Curd Cheese
awardSecond Award
Cady Cheese, LLC, Wilson, WI
Gold'N Jack 3, 99.25
Class 83 Open Class: Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Colby Jack Cheese, 98.85
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Cady Cheese, LLC, Wilson, WI
Co Jack #1, 99.4
Class 13. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardSecond Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Reduced Fat Colby Jack, 98.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Marble Colby
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
A.M.P.I., Jim Falls, WI
Colby Jack, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Marble Colby
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 99.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardSecond Award
LaGrander's Hillside Dairy, Inc., Stanley, WI
Marbled Cheese, 97.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 9 Marbled Curd Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby Jack, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 98.8
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 98.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 99.35
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby Jack, 98.95
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 48: Semi-hard cheese not in any other class
awardGold
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Three Alarm Colbyjack Longhorn, 97.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Three Alarm Colby Jack Longhorn, 98.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  11 - Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby Jack, 97.75
Class  76 - Snack Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Cheese Sticks - Colby Jack & Pepper Jack Combo, 98.70
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 3. Colby/Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby-Jack, 98.9
awardThird Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Marble-Colby/Monterey Jack, 98.85
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Colby Jack Blend, 99.45
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 7. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Marbled Curd
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 0. Overall--Cheese & Butter
awardGrand Champion
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby-Jack Cheese
Class 3. Colby/Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby-Jack Cheese, 97.33
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack Cheese, 99.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 7. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby-Jack, 98.9
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack, 99.95
awardSecond Place
A.M.P.I., Jim Falls, WI
Colby Jack, 99.78
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colbyjack Deli Horn, 98.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby/Jack blend, 98.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack, 99.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Fancy jack, colby/monterey jack