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 Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 20. Parmesan
awardBest of Class
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Reserve Parmesan Wheel, 99.35
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso American Grana, 99.1
awardThird Award
Eau Galle Cheese, Inc., Durand, WI
Aged Parmesan, 98.6
Class 106. Open Class: Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardSecond Award
Great Lakes, Plymouth, WI
16 OZ Parmesan Matchstick Package, 99
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5247 Any other hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic P
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 17. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Parmesan Cheese Wheel, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan) - All Milks; Romano Not from Sheep's Milk
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan Cheese
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Parmesan Cheese
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso American Grana
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 18 Parmesan
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
American Grana(r), 99.6
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Parmesan, 99.55
awardThird Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Reserve Parmesan Wheel, 99.25
Class 83 Open Class: Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.1
Class 84 Prepared Cheese Foods
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Whisps, 98.25
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 Copper Kettle Parmesan
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
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 American Grana®
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Parmesan
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Parmesan
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 19. Parmesan
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
American Grana(r), 99.65
awardSecond Award
Eau Galle Cheese, Inc., Durand, WI
Parmesan, 99.45
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Parmesan, 99.4
Class 89. Open Class: Shredded Cheese
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan, 98.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 17. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardSecond Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan, 99.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class Overall
awardThird Place (Tie)
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Big Sky Grana
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
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Big Sky Grana
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 18 Parmesan
awardBest of Class
Eau Galle Cheese, Inc., Durand, WI
Parmesan, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.5
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Parmesan, 99.15
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5246 Any hard pressed cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Parmesan
Class 5247 Any very hard cheese not in any other class
awardGold
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan
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
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Parmesan
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 18. Parmesan
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Pulaski, WI
Parmesan, 98.7
awardThird Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan Cheese Wheel, 97.05
Class 82. Open Class Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Shredded SarVecchio Parmesan, 97.6
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5236 Any very hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarV
awardBronze
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.475
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Parmesan, 99.075
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
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 Parmesan
awardSecond Place
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Vegetarian Parmesan
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Parmesan, 99.2
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class Overall
awardFirst Runner-up
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan, 98.9739
Class 16 Parmesan
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.4
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Classic Parmesan, 99.25
awardThird Award
Eau Galle Cheese, Inc., Durand, WI
Parmesan aged more than a year, 98.4
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5234: Any very hard cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan
awardSilver
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
American Grana (r)
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
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
American Grana
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Natural Rind Parmesan
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 0. Overall--Cheese & Butter
awardGrand Champion
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan Wheel, 99.2
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan Wheel, 99.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Natural Rind Parmesan, 99.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 18. Parmesan
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Parmesan, 98.95
awardThird Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Parmesan, 98
Class 80. Open Class Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Shredded SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.35
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 52: Hard pressed cheese not in any other class
awardGold
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Parmesan
Class 57: Very hard cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Parmesan
awardBronze
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
American Grana
awardBronze
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Copper Kettle Parmesan produced by Lake Country Dairy
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 19. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardThird Place
DairiConcepts LP, Greenwood, WI
Parmesan , 99
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Parmesan
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Parmesan, 97.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 0. Overall
awardU.S. Champion
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.015
Class 16. Parmesan
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Parmesan, 97.95
Class 65. Open Class Shredded Cheese
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Finely Shredded Parmesan Cheese, 98.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Parmesan, 99.1
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Parmesan
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 19. Open Class - Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan Wheel, 98.8
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan Wheel, 97.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  19 - Parmesan
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Sarvecchio Parmesan, 97.80
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Parmesan, 97.75
Class  79 - Open Class Grated Cheese
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sarvecchio Parmesan, 98.10
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 20. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan, 98.75
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 33. Open Class for Hard Cheeses Natural
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
SarVecchio Parmesan
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Parmesan
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 22. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Parmesan, 98.85
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 57c. Very Hard Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardGold
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Stravecchio Parmesan
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 17. Open Class Hard
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Stravecchio, 99.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class HA: Italian-Type Cheeses, Grating Types
awardFirst Place
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Stravecchio Parmesan
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
American Grana
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Parmesan
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 18. Hard Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Stravecchio Parmesan, Aged 20 Months, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 26. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Stravecchio Parmesan
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class DC: American-Made International Style, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
American Grana
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class HA: Italian Type Cheese, Grating Types
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Parveggiano
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 5. Italian Grana
awardSecond Prize
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Parmesan, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Stravecchio Parmesan aged over 20 months, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 22. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Parmesan, 98.10
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 6. Italian Grana
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Stravecchio - Parmesan aged 20 months, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Parmesan, 99.15
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 18.  Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Pulaski, WI
Parmeasan 32% moisture
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 16. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Byron, WI
Parmesan Cheese