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 24. Plain Cream Cheese
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Cream Cheese, 99.35
Class 25. Flavored Cream Cheese
awardFirst Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.7
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
President Pub Cheese Cheddar & Horseradish Spreadable Cheese, 99.6
awardThird Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Garden Vegetable Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class KS: Flavored Cheeses, Cold Pack Cheese and Spreads with Flavor Added - all milks
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondelé Garlic & Herbs Gourmet Spreadable Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 75. Spreadable Natural Cheeses, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese Spread - Chive & Onion, 99.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 22. Flavored Cream Cheese
awardFirst Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
President Pepper Medley, 99.4
awardSecond Place
Winona Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Mocha Cookies & Cream - Cream Cheese Spread, 98.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class KA: Flavored Cheeses, Fresh Unripened Cheese with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Président 8 oz Parmesan-Peppercorn
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondelé Garlic & Herbs 8 oz
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 11. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Spread, 98.9
awardThird Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garden Vegetable Spread, 98.8
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Whipped Cream Cheese, 99.325
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 63 Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondelé Garlic & Herbs Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.3
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondelé Peppercorn Parmesan Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.05
awardThird Award
Family Fresh Pack LLC, Monticello, WI
Kelly's Kitchen Cranberry Almond Gourmet Cheese Spread, 98.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Reduced Fat Cheese with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Garlic & Herbs Light
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 69. Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 99.45
awardSecond Award
Family Fresh Pack LLC, Belleville, WI
CheddaBlue, 99.15
Class 70. Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Président Pepper Medley Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.45
awardThird Award
Family Fresh Pack LLC, Belleville, WI
Cranberry Almond Gourmet Cheese Spread, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 57 Lowfat Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele garlic & herbs light gourmet spreadable cheese, 50% reduced fat, 99.2
Class 61 Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele gourmet spreadable cheese with blue cheese, 99.05
awardSecond Award
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 99
awardThird Award
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 98.9
Class 62 Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Garden Vegetable gourmet spreadable cheese, 98.55
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5609 Soft or unpressed cows’ milk cheese with savoury additives
awardSilver
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondelé Garlic & Herbs Gourmet Spreadable Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class JF: Low Fat/Low Salt Cheeses, Flavor Added: Spices, Herbs, Seasoning, Fruits - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Garlic & Herbs Light Spreadable Cheese
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style – All Milks
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Feta Spreadable Cheese
Class SA: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Spreads with Flavors using a base with moisture higher than 44% – All Milks
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Serafina Garlic & Herb Spread
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Light Gourmet Spread, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Spinach & Garlic Reduced Fat Spread, 98.8
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardThird Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Gourmet Spread, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 49. Flavored Cheeses with Sweet or 'Dessert' Condiments
awardThird Award
Family Fresh Pack LLC, Belleville, WI
Kelly's Kitchen Cranberry Almond Cheese Spread, 98.05
Class 57. Lowfat Cheeses
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Garlic & Herbs Light Spreadable Cheese, 98.3
Class 61. Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 99.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 50. Plain Cream Cheese
awardFirst Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 100
awardSecond Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 99.9
awardThird Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 99.85
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Gourmet Spread, 99.65
Class 16. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardThird Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Light Gourmet Spread, 98.6
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 51 Lowfat Cheeses
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele garlic & herbs light gourmet spreadable cheese, 97.25
Class 55 Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 99
Class 56 Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Family Fresh Pack LLC, Belleville, WI
Kelly's Kitchen Garlic and Herb Spread, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Gourmet Spread, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 60. Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 98.4
awardThird Award
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Philadelphia Cream Cheese, 97.95
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Foods
awardFirst Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
8 oz Brick Cream Cheese , 98.3
awardSecond Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
8 oz Brick Cream Cheese-Neufchatel , 98.2
Class 41. Plain Cream Cheese
awardFirst Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
8 oz. Soft Cream Cheese , 99
awardSecond Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
8 oz. Brick Cream Cheese-Neufchatel , 98
awardThird Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
8 oz. Brick Cream Cheese , 96
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 45. Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 99.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  66 - Soft Sheep's Milk & Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese w/ Goat Cheese, 99.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 0. Overall--Grade A & Ice Cream
awardGrand Champion
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 98
Class 30. Cream Cheese
awardFirst Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 98
awardThird Place
Kraft Foods, Inc., Beaver Dam, WI
Cream Cheese, 97
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Garlic & Herbs, 98.85
awardThird Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Garden Vegetables, 98.25
Class 16. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Light Cheese with Garden Vegetables, 99.45
Class 18. Open Class for Soft and Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Cream Cheese Loaf, 99.1
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 34. Reduced Fat Cheese & Lowfat Cheese
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese w/ Garlic & Herbs
Class 37. Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese w/ Garlic & Herbs
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese w/ Roasted Garlic
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese w/ Cranberry
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Garlic & Herbs, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Peppercorn Parmesan, 99.05
Class 16. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Garden Vegetables Lite, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 38. Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Garlic & Herbs, 99.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 9. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele with Peppercorn Parmesan Gourmet Spread, 99.60
Class 10. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Wild Berry Cream Cheese Spread, 99.70
Class 14. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Lite Gourmet Spreadable, 98.95
Class 15. Goat's Milk, Sheep's Milk & Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Goat Cheese, 99.60
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 30. Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Cream Cheese
awardThird Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Cream Cheese
Class 31. Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Salsa
Class 38. Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, Cow and Goat's Milk
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Open Class Soft
awardFirst Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Cream Cheese, 99.40
World Cheese Awards, 2004
Class 9. Soft or Unpressed Cows' Milk Plain
awardSilver
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Cream Cheese
Class 10. Soft or Unpressed Cows' Milk Cheese with Savoury Additives
awardGold
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Garlic & Herbs Gourmet Spread
awardGold
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Parmesan Peppercorn Cream Cheese Spread
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 30. Flavored Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread, 98.5
Class 37. Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Goat Cheese, 97.4
Class 40. Retail Packages of Cheese & Butter
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Deli Cup, 98.0
World Cheese Awards, 2003
Class 10. Soft or Unpressed Cows' Milk, with Dessert Style Additives
awardSilver
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Blueberry Cream Cheese Spread
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 15. Open Class
awardBlue Ribbon
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
3 lb. loaf cream cheese, 99.25
Class 16. Demonstration Class for Snack Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Cranberry cream cheese spread, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 25. Spreadable Cheeses
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Salsa, 99.3
Class 32. Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Goat Cheese, 96.00
Class 35. Retail Packages of Cheese & Butter
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese Deli Cup, 97.0
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 16. Open Class
awardBlue Ribbon
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Cream Cheese, 99.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 18. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Spread, 97.65
Class 26. Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Four Pepper Gourmet Spreadable Cheese, 99.65
Class 33. Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Goat Cheese, 97.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 13. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Four Pepper Cream Cheese Spread
awardThird Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Honey Walnut Cream Cheese
Class 25. Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Fresh Goat Cheese and Cream Cheese Spread
Class 26. Retail Packages of Cheese & Butter
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Cream Cheese Spread
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 16.  Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Open Class Soft Cheese, Cream Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardThird Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., West Bend, WI
Strawberry Cream Cheese
Class 17. Open Class/Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Cream Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 20. Open Class/Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Cream Cheese
awardThird Award
Bresse Bleu, Watertown, WI
Smithfield Cream Cheese