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 19. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago, 99.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Aged Asiago, Domestic Parmesan, Grana, Reggianito, Sardo; Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk) - all milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Aged Asiago
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago
Class HD: Italian Type Cheeses, Traditional Regional Italian Cheeses - all milks
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Asiago Fresca
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 22. Aged Asiago (over 6 Months)
awardBest of Class
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Lake Country Dairy Organic Asiago Wheel, 99.15
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Wheel, 99
awardThird Award
Eau Galle Cheese, Inc., Durand, WI
Aged Asiago, 97.8
Class 67. Open Class: Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Reserve Rosemary & Olive Oil Asiago - Lot #35812042208, 99.45
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5246 Any other semi-hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Aged Asiago Cheese
Class 5247 Any other hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 17. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Cheese Wheel, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata types (Provolone, Caciocavallo) - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Asiago Fresca Aged 5 Months
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 23. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Classic Asiago, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 19 Asiago
awardBest of Class
Eau Galle Cheese, Inc., Durand, WI
Aged Asiago, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Wheel, 99.3
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Asiago Fresco, 99.2
World Cheese Awards, 2014
Class 5246 Any other hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago
Class 5606 Other hard pressed or repressed cows' milk cheese with savoury additives
awardBronze
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Rosemary & OIive Oil
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 21. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Classic Asiago, 99.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 20. Asiago
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Asiago, 99.75
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva / Lake Country Dairy Asiago cheese, 99.55
Class 55. Open Class: Flavored Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Asiago Fresca with Rosemary, 98.8
World Cheese Awards, 2013
Class 5247 Any very hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan) - All Milks; Romano Made only from Cow's or Goat's Milk and not from Sheep's Milk
awardSecond Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Asiago
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 0. Overall
awardGrand Master
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Classic Asiago
Class 20. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Classic Asiago, 98.80
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 19 Asiago
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Asiago, 99.2
awardThird Award
Eau Galle Cheese, Inc., Durand, WI
Fresh Asiago, 99.05
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5246 Any hard pressed cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Salsa Asiago, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types: Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan - All Milks; Romano Made Only from Cow’s or Goat ’s Milk and not from Sheep’s Milk
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Asiago
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 16. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack, 99.45
Class 21. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Aged Asiago, 98.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 54. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra Aged Asiago, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardSecond Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago, 99.3
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Hand-Crafted Asiago, 98.9
awardThird Prize
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Asiago, 98.8
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 42 Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Salsa Asiago, 98.25
Class 48 Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Asiago Wheel, 99.1
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5236: Any semi-hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Asiago
Class 5606: Other hard pressed or repressed cows' milk cheese with savoury additives
awardBronze
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Basil & Olive Oil Asiago
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types - Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan, All Milks - Romano Made Only From Cow or Goat Milks and Not from Sheep Milk
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Asiago
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Asiago
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardSecond Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Rosemary & Olive Oil Rubbed Asiago Wheel , 99.05
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
LCD Asiago Wheel, 99.025
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 0. Overall
awardGrand Master
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Rosemary-Olive Oil Rubbed Asiago
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Rosemary-Olive Oil Rubbed Asiago, 98.3
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Basil-Olive Oil Rubbed Asiago, 98
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Asiago, 98.6
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 52: Hard pressed cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Asiago
awardBronze
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Asiago
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Asiago
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 42. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
SarVecchio Asiago, 99.1
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Rosemary & Olive Asiago, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class DC: American Made/International Style, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Aged Asiago
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Rosemary Olive Oil Rubbed Asiago Wheel, 98.75
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Basil Olive Oil Rubbed Asiago Wheel, 98.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  47 - Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Rosemary-Olive Oil-Rubbed Asiago, 99.45
Class  79 - Open Class Grated Cheese
awardBest of Class
DairiConcepts LP, Greenwood, WI
Dry Grated Asiago, 98.80
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago Old
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 20. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Asiago, 99.5
awardThird Prize
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Asiago, 98.2
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 51. Open Class for Grated Cheese
awardBest of Class
DairiConcepts LP, Greenwood, WI
Dry Grated Asiago
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Premium Asiago
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 0. Overall
awardGrand Master
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Asiago
Class 22. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Asiago, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Family Fresh Pack LLC, Belleville, WI
Asiago Gourmet Cheese Spread
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 16. Open Class for Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago Aged, 99.40
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 5. Italian Grana
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Asiago, 99.1
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class MA: Italian-Type Cheese, Grating Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Asiago
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 6. Italian Grana
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago Mild, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Asiago
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 19. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago aged
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 15. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Pulaski, WI
Asiago