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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United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 40 Hard Hispanic Cheeses (Queso Duro)
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Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Queso Cotija Wheel II, 99.4
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Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Cotija Wheel, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 47. Hard Hispanic Cheeses (Queso Duro)
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Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
MCP Queso Cotija, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 39 Hard Hispanic Cheeses
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Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
San Rafael Queso Cotija, 99.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheeses
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Specialty Cheese Company, Inc., Lowell, WI
Cotija