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 17. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Rich and Creamy Marscapone, 98.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Rich and Creamy Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 53 Open Class: Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone, 99.1
World Cheese Awards, 2014
Class 5304 Mascarpone
awardSilver
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone™
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Mascarpone
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Mascarpone, 99.85
awardSecond Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Rich and Creamy Mascarpone, 99.83
awardThird Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Thick and Smooth Mascarpone, 99.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 60. Open Class: Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Rich & Creamy Style Mascarpone, 99.55
awardThird Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone B (Sweeter)
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 18. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 52 Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Mascarpone, 98.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 16. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 99.7
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 52. Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 98.2
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5305 Mascarpone
awardGold
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone
awardSilver
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone
awardBronze
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mascarpone
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 16. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Mascarpone, 99.875
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 46 Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 98.85
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Mascarpone, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mascarpone
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Mascarpone - Thick and Smooth
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone Rich and Creamy
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 16. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 98.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 51. Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mascarpone, 98.65
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Mascarpone, Italian Style, 98.05
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 12b: Mascarpone
awardGold
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Mascarpone - Thick & Smooth
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone Rich & Creamy
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Traditional and Smooth Mascarpone, 97.85
awardSecond Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone, 97.6
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Mascarpone, 97.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 40. Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Fresh Mascarpone, 99.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  50 - Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Crema Di Mascarpone, 99.10
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 14. Open Class Soft
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mascarpone
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 18. Open Class for Soft and Spreadable Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 14. Open Class Soft
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 98.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 20. Open Class for Soft and Spreadable Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.25
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 12b. Mascarpone
awardBronze
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class AM: Mascarpone -- Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 16. Soft & Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.65
World Cheese Awards, 2005
Class 12b. Mascarpone
awardSilver
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
World Cheese Awards, 2004
Class 12b. Mascarpone
awardBronze
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class AM: Mascarpone -- Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class AC: Fresh Unripened Cheese, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Tiramisu Mascarpone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 18. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mascarpone, Tiramisu, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 17. Open Class/Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mascarpone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 17. Open Class for Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mascarpone