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 DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style – 30 Month
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Pavino
awardThird Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 23. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 52 Open Class: Smoked Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Sartori Smoked Alpine Style, 99.6
Class 55 Open Class: Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style Aged 18 mon, 99.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style 8months
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 21. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine, 99.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 20. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine, 98.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 48 Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
A young, firm and nutty alpine style cheese, 99