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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ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - all milks
awardSecond Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Jack the Reaper
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Monterey Jack Cheese, 98.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 9. Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.05
Class 53. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack, Mild Heat
awardSecond Award
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Pepper Jack, 99.45
awardThird Award
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Pepper Jack, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno/Habanero Peppers, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Hot Pepper Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pepper Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 9 Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.75
awardThird Award
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.3
Class 48 Open Class: Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Cady Cheese, LLC, Wilson, WI
Monterey Jack with Kalamata Olives, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Place
Cady Cheese, LLC, Wilson, WI
Monterey Jack #2, 98.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - all milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.95
awardSecond Prize
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 98
awardThird Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 97.45
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack With Jalapeño Peppers, 99.33
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 9. Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack Wheel, 99.05
Class 51. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Habenero Monterey Jack, 99.9
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Habanero Longhorn, 99.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack/Jalapeno Peppers, 99.6
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack/Jalapeno & Habenero Peppers, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CJ: American Originals, Monterey Jack - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Monterey Jack
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Three Alarm Jack
awardThird Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Hot Pepper Jack
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.30
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 9 Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
LaGrander's Hillside Dairy, Inc., Stanley, WI
Monterey Jack Longhorn, 98.65
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Cochrane, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.5
Class 43 Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Hot Pepper Jack, 98.65
awardSecond Award
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Pepper Jack Cheese, 98.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.25
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack, 99.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CJ: American Originals, Monterey Jack - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Monterey Jack
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Monterey Jack - Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Morel & Leek Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Bruschetta Jack
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Hot Pepper Jack
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.35
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeño Peppers, 99.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 9. Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/Jal & Hab, 98.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CJ: American Originals, Monterey Jack - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Monterey Jack
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Monterey Jack - All Milks
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Pepper Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Morel & Leek Jack, 99.25
awardThird Prize
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.8
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Pepper Jack, 98.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 49 Reduced Fat Soft & Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
33% reduced fat Monterey Jack , 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Monterey Jack - made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel and Leek Jack
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.6
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.85
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Peppers, 98.65
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Chipotle Monterey Jack, 98.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 9. Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.85
awardThird Award
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.65
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Fancy-Jac, 99.05
Class 44. Pepper Flavored 'American' Style Cheeses (Cheddar, Colby, Jack)
awardSecond Award
LaGrander's Hillside Dairy, Inc., Stanley, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Peppers, 99.1
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack , 98.8
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Monterey Jack , 98.35
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/Jalapeno/Habanero Peppers , 99.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors - Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasteurized Pepper Jack Cheese
awardThird Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Pepper Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.1
awardThird Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 8. Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Land O' Lakes, Kiel, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.75
Class 33. Pepper Flavored (American Styles)
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Habanero and Jalapeno Peppers, 99.45
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Pepper, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.6
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/ Habanero, 99.45
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/Jalapeno, 99.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class CJ: American Originals, Monterey Jack, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Monterey Jack
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pepper Jack
Class CY: American Originals, Colby, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Marble Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.45
awardSecond Prize
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.3
awardThird Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack Wheel, 99.15
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Jalapeno Pepper Monterey Jack, 98.95
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  43 - Pepper Flavored 'American' Style Cheeses (Cheddar, Colby, Jack)
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Habanero Peppers, 99.35
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Monterey Jack with Habanero & Jalapeno Peppers, 99.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class CJ: American Originals, Monterey Jack, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Monterey Jack
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pepper Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.9
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Habanero Wheel, 98.45
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Jalapeno Wheel, 98.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 6. Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
LaGrander's Hillside Dairy, Inc., Stanley, WI
Monterey Jack Longhorn
Class 27. Pepper Flavored Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Jalapeno Jack
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 3. Colby/Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Farmstead Jack, 97.13
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Habanero Jack, 99.9
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Antonella Jalepeno Peppers, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Great Midwest Ranch Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Sugar River Cheese Co, Plain, WI
Monterey Jack with Roasted Garlic & Basil
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Great Midwest Roasted Red Pepper Monterey Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.5
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 27a. Other Smoked Cheese - Soft/Semi Soft
awardGold
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Smokey Jack
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 6. Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.2
awardThird Award
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.53
Class 10. Flavored Natural
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel & Leek Jack, 99.70
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Pesto Jack, 99.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class CJ: Monterey Jack Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack
Class CP: Monterey Jack with Flavors, Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Roasted Red Pepper Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.10
awardSecond Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.95
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Farmstead Monterey Jack, 99.45
awardSecond Prize
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.80
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 4. Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, Farmstead
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.35
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.25
Class Flavored Natural
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Pepper Jack, 98.60
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class CJ: Monterey Jack Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Wisconsin Raw Milk, Jack Style
Class KF: Flavored Cheeses, Flowers, Syrups
awardThird Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Veggi Jack
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 4. Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.75
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Monterey Jack, 97.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class CJ: Monterey Jack, All Milks
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Wisconsin Raw Milk Cheese, Jack Style
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.3
awardThird Prize
Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese Co., Rudolph, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.8
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 18. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel & Leek Jack Cheese Deli Horn, 99.40
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.55
awardThird Prize
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Monterey Jack
Class 13. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Arena, WI
Monterey Jack with Peppers
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Cloverleaf Dairy, Inc., Stanley, WI
Monterey Jack
Class 9. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Award
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Pesto Jack wheel
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Cloverleaf Dairy, Inc., Stanley, WI
Monterey Jack Longhorn
awardSecond Award
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Monterey Jack Wheel