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 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.7
Class 13. Pepper Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Muenster, 99.4
Class 16. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Muenster, 99.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
awardThird Place
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Chili Pepper Muenster, 99.225
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.25
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardThird Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Muenster, 99.375
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 37. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
Class 38. Edam
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
5 lb Edam Loaf HD 5456005, 98.9
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.45
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 98.25
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.6
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 31 Brick & Muenster
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.75
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.7
Class 59 Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Reduced sodium muenster, 99.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.35
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 99.53
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 35. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 98.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 31 Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.8
Class 58 Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Reduced sodium Muenster, 98.4
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Reduced sodium Muenster, 98.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.5
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Cheese, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.5
awardThird Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 31. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 98.875
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 44 Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Muenster, 98.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster , 99.5
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Muenster, 99.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 99.6
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Muenster, 98.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CC: American Originals, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monroe, WI
Muenster
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 98.5
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 27. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.7
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 98.85
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 98.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  32 - Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 98.80
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 21. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 5. Brick/Muenster
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 99.65
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 21. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.50
awardThird Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 14. Muenster, Brick
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
awardThird Award
Franklin Cheese Coop, Monroe, WI
White Muenster
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 99.70
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 99.65
Class Flavored Natural
awardFirst Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Comstock, WI
Hot Pepper Muenster, 99.30
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 98.9
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 98.85
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.4
awardThird Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Torkelson's Prairie Hill Cheese Plant, Inc., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.75
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster, 99.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Torkelson's Prairie Hill Cheese Plant, Inc., Monroe, WI
Muenster
awardSecond Award
Springdale Cheese Factory, Richland Center, WI
Red Rind Muenster
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 5.  Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Torkelson's Prairie Hill Cheese Plant, Inc., Monroe, WI
Muenster
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
Class 14.  Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster with Caraway
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 5.Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 0. Overall
awardSecond Runner-Up
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
Class 4. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster