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 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 27. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel, 97.4
awardThird Award
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
Gorgonzola, 96.8
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5405 Gorgonzola - Dolce/creamy
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Dolcina Gorgonzola
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Sheep's, Mixed or Other Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Gorgonzola with Sheeps Milk
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.725
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 25 Gorgonzola
awardThird Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel, 97.9
Class 77 Soft & Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola with Sheep's Milk, 98.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 10. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola, 99.3
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel, 99.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.3
Class 25. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola, 99.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 26. Gorgonzola
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
CreamyGorg(r), 98.95
awardThird Award
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola cheese, 98.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Richfield, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 99
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montfort Gorgonzola
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 25 Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.2
awardSecond Award
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
Mild Creama' Dolce Gorgonzola, 97.35
awardThird Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Gorgonzola Dolce, 97
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel, 98.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Sheep's or Mixed Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Gorgonzola with Sheeps Milk
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.35
Class 25. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardSecond Prize
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola with Sheep's Milk, 97.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 24. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola, 99.65
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
CreamyGorg(r), 99.4
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola, 98.9
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5403 Gorgonzola
awardGold
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Dolcina Gorgonzola
awardSilver
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
CreamyGorg(r)
awardBronze
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Gorgonzola
Class 5405 Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardBronze
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola
awardBronze
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese
Class 5501 Cheese made with the milk of more than one animal
awardSilver
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola with sheep's milk
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola, 98.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Creamy Gorgonzola, 98.95
awardSecond Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.45
awardThird Prize
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola, 98.2
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 22 Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel , 98.15
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola, 98.1
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5403: Gorgonzola
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
awardBronze
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Gorgonzola Dolce
Class FK: Blue Mold Cheeses, Veinded Made from Cow's Milk with a Rind or External Coating
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Creamy Gorg
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Gorgonzola- Mindoro, 98.55
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola Wheel, 98.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.2
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola, 98
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 24. Gorgonzola
awardSecond Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Dolce Gorgonzola, 98.75
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Creamy Gorgonzola, 98.65
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 19: Gorgonzola
awardBronze
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Creamy Gorgonzola
Class 21: Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardGold
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Dolcina Gorgonzola
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola Wheel , 99.65
awardSecond Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Heat Treated Gorganzola , 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 22. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Linden, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola, 98.65
awardSecond Award
Wisconsin Farmer's Union Specialty Cheese Co., LLC, Montfort, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.45
awardThird Award
Sartori Company, Linden, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola, 98.35
World Cheese Awards, 2008
Class 19 Gorgonzola
awardGold
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Creamy Gorgonzola
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Amish Gorgonzola, 98.6
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola, 98.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 98.55
American Cheesemaker Awards, 2007
Class Blue Cheese
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Dolcina Gorgonzola
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Wisconsin Farmer's Union Specialty Cheese Co., LLC, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Gorgonzola Cheese Wheels, 98.1
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 97.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 16. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Gorgonzola
awardThird Award
Sartori Company, Linden, WI
Dolcina Gorgonzola
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 21b: Blue vein cheese made outside the UK, any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardSilver
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola produced by Salemville Co-Op
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 99.5
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola, 99.25
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Wisconsin Farmer's Union Specialty Cheese Co., LLC, Montfort, WI
Gorgonzola
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola Cheese, 98.8
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Linden, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 18. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Wisconsin Farmer's Union Specialty Cheese Co., LLC, Montfort, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.6
awardThird Award
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Gorgonzola, 97.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 99.20
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheeses Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
CreamyGorg
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola Cheese, 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola Cheese, 98.00
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Gorgonzola Wheel, 96.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 98.80
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheese Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
Class FC: Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Gorgonzola cheese, 97.75
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Gorgonzola cheese, 97
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 15. Blue Veined
awardBest of Class
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class FC: Blue-Mold Cheese, Blue-Veined, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Crumbly Gorgonzola
ACS Cheese Competition, 2001
Class FC: Blue-Mold Cheese
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Gorgonzola
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 8.  Blue Veined
awardThird Award
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Gorgonzola Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 8. Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton
awardBest of Class
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Gorgonzola