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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ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class HD: Italian Type Cheeses, Traditional Regional Italian Cheeses - all milks
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fontina
Class KK: Flavored Cheeses, Rubbed-Rind Cheese with added flavor ingredients rubbed or applied on the exterior surface of the cheese only - all milks
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Harissa Rubbed Fontal
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Smoked Fontina
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Tuscan Hand Rubbed Fontina Cheese, 99.2
Class 22. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Fontina, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 65. Open Class: Flavored Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardThird Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Habanero and Lime Rubbed Fontal Cheese, 99.1
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 22. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Swedish Fontina Wheel, 99.6
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 51 Open Class: Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Smoked Fontina, 99.2
World Cheese Awards, 2013
Class 5606 Other hard pressed or repressed cows' milk cheese with savoury additives
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Mediterranean
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan) - All Milks; Romano Made only from Cow's or Goat's Milk and not from Sheep's Milk
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Fontina
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5246 Any hard pressed cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra Aged Fontina
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 14. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Mediterranean Fontina, 98.15
Class 21. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Extra Aged Fontina, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 50. Smoked Soft & Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Verona, WI
Smoked Fontina, 99.5
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5509 New Cheese – hard or semi-hard. Open to any new cheese first marketed after 1/11/2010
awardGold
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra Aged F
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Mediterranean Fontina, 98.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 36 Smear Ripened Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Mezzaluna Fontina, 98.8
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5509: New Cheese - hard or semi-hard. Open to any new cheese first marketed after 01/10/09
awardBronze
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Aged Fontina
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Smoked Fontina, 99
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 15. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Fontina Cheese, 98.75
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 15. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Fontina Cheese, 96
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Mezzaluna Fontina
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Smoked Fontina
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Mezzaluna Fontina, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 31. Open Class Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Mezzaluna Fontina, 99.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Open Class Semi-Soft
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Fontina, 98.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class HP: Italian Type Cheese, Pasta Filata Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Fontina