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

5,552 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 45. Fresh Hispanic Cheeses (Quesos Frescos)
awardSecond Award
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Panela, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 30. Quesos Frescos
awardThird Award
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Panela Basket, 99.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 19. Latin American Cheese
awardFirst Place
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Panela, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class GC: Hispanic & Portugese Style Cheeses, Fresh Unripened Category, All Milks
awardThird Place
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Panela
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 23. Quesos Frescos
awardBest of Class
Torkelson's Prairie Hill Cheese Plant, Inc., Monroe, WI
Panela, 98.6