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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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Quesos Para Fundir, 99.675
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Para Fundir, 99.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 24. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 99.3
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 23. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 98.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 39. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Quesos para Fundir, 99.3
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
5# Asadero Wheel, 99.2
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 34 Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Quesos para Fundir, 99.4
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 99.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 40. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., Wiota, WI
Asadero, 99.1
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., Wiota, WI
Asadero, 98.7
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Para Fundir, 98.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 31. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Quesos para Fundir, 99.05
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 98.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  40 - Quesos para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Asadero Wheel, 98.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 25. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Asadero Wheels
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 24. Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Asadero, 99.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 19. Quesos Para Fundir
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Asadero, 98.4