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 20. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese Slices, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Swiss Cheese Slices, 99.5
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Easy Melt Loaf, 99.1
Class 21. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack and American with Red Bell & Jalapeno, 98.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Col American Slices, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack & American Cheese, 99.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 76. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
American Swiss Past Proc Cheese Slices , 99.3
awardSecond Award
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Swiss American Cheese , 99.2
awardThird Award
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Sharp American Cheese- Slice, 99
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 18. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Col American Slices, 98.8
Class 19. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack & American Cheese with Red Bell & Jalapeno Peppers, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 98.7
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 98
awardThird Prize
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 97.8
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 64 Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Swiss Slice, 98.75
Class 65 Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
White Extra Melt w/ Jalapenos, 99.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 17. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Past Process American Swiss Cheese Slices, 99.4
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Past Process American Cheese Slice, 99.2
awardThird Place
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Sharp White American, 98.75
Class 18. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Past Process American and Monterey Jack w/ Peppers, 98.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 99.8
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Hot Pepper Cheese, 99.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 71. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Slice Cheese, 98.3
Class 72. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Habanero, 99.55
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Habanero, 99.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 18. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Swiss Slices, 99.7
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Col American Slices, 99.45
awardThird Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Deluxe Pasteurized Process American Cheese, 99.05
Class 19. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack & American w/ Jalapeno Peppers, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 16. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 99.05
awardSecond Prize
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 97.85
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 97.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 63 Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process Amerian Cheese Loaf, 98.5
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Slice Cheese, 98.45
Class 64 Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
New Yorker Hot Pepper, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 19. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Processed American Swiss Slice, 99.9
awardSecond Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Deluxe Process American, 99.75
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Processed Col American Cheese Slice, 99.45
Class 20. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardSecond Place
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Land O'Lakes New York Hot Pepper American Loaf, 99.45
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Land O'Lakes Jalapeno Jack, 99.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
American Pasteurized Process Cheese, 98.85
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
American Swiss Pasteurized Process Cheese, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 63. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Sliced Processed American Cheese, 98.9
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
White American Cheese EZ melt loaf, 98.8
Class 64. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Hot Pepper, 98
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 19. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
White American PP Cheese, 99.35
awardSecond Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Deluxe Process American, 99.1
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Col. American PP Cheese, 99
Class 20. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardSecond Place
Ornua Ingredients North America, Hilbert, WI
Colored American w/green onion, 98.125
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American, 99.6
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process White American, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 57 Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American, 98.8
Class 58 Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss n' Pepper, 98.65
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss n' Pepper, 98.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 14. Pasteurized Processed Cheese
awardFirst Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Deluxe American, 98.95
awardSecond Place
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Slice on Slice Yellow American, 97.1
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Slice on Slice Yellow Sharp American, 96.9
Class 15. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Slice on Slice White Reduced Fat, 99.1
Class 19. Open Class Flavored Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
American Cheese w/ Jalapeno Peppers, 98.05
awardSecond Place
Ornua Ingredients North America, Hilbert, WI
Colored American w/ Green Onion, 97.9
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Hot Pepper Cheese Loaf , 97.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Colored American Pasteurized Process, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 98
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 62. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Process Swiss/American, 99.1
Class 63. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Process Swiss/Pepper, 97.9
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 14. Pasteurized Processed Cheese
awardFirst Place
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
PP American Cheese w/Jalapeno Peppers , 99.75
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process White American Cheese , 99.7
Class 52. Open Class
awardFirst Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Single Sensations Sun Dried Tomato Basil, 97.55
awardSecond Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Single Sensations Southwest Pepperjack , 97.5
awardThird Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Single Sensations Hickory Smoked Swiss , 97.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardSecond Prize
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Borden Deluxe American, 95.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 46. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
Wee Brie, 97.8
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese Loaf, 96.15
awardThird Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
Wee Brie, 96
Class 47. Flavored Pasteurized Process
awardSecond Award
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Single Sensations Sun-Dried Tomato Basil, 99.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 14. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Cheese Slices, 99.6
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process Swiss Cheese Slices, 99.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Pasteurized Processed American, 97.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  58 - Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese, 99.10
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 12. Pasteurized Process
awardFirst Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Colored American PP Cheese, 99.05
awardSecond Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
White American PP Cheese, 98.4
awardThird Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Colored PP Cheese, 96.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Colored Pasteurized Process American Cheese, 97.75
awardSecond Prize
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
White Pasteurized Process American Cheese, 97.45
awardThird Prize
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
American Pasteurized Process American Cheese, 97.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 12. Pasteurized Process
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Colored American Cheese - B, 98.43
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardSecond Prize
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Pepper Jack Process Cheese, 97.95
awardThird Prize
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
White Pasteurized Process American Cheese, 97.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 39. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
White American, 98.1
Class 40. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Hot Pepper with Smoke Flavor, 98.85
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 12. Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
PP Colored American Cheese, 99.80
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
PP White American Cheese, 99.13
Class 31. Creative Innovative Technologies
awardSecond Place
Global Dairy Products Group, Plymouth, WI
Kid Builder American Singles, 93.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 13. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Ornua Ingredients North America, Hilbert, WI
Tomato Basil, 98.20
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process White American Cheese, 98.15
awardThird Prize
Ornua Ingredients North America, Hilbert, WI
Ranch American, 98.10
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 32. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Wohlt Cheese, New London, WI
Pasteurized Processed Extra Sharp American
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese Loaf
Class 33. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Dairyfood USA, Inc., Blue Mounds, WI
Smoked Swiss & French Onion Pasteurized Process
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American/Swiss Cheese, 99.15
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 31. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
American Colored Pasteurized Process Cheese, 97.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 26. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Swiss Pasteurized Process Cheese, 98.85
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese, 98.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 13. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss N Pepper, 98.8
awardSecond Prize
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss N Pepper, 98.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 27. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese, 99.2
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese, 99.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 21. Pasteurized Process Cheese/Cheese Food/Spread
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 21.  Pasteurized Process Cheese / Cheese Food / Spread
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese with Caraway
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 13. Pasteurized Process Cheese/Cheese Food/Cheese Spread
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Pasterurized Process Chili Conqueso Melt
awardSecond Award
Dairyfood USA, Inc., Blue Mounds, WI
Pasteurized Process Roasted Garlic Smoked Gouda
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese/Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 11. Pasteurized Process Cheese/Cheese Food
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Smoked swiss-n-peppers
awardThird Award
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
American Process
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 12. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Process Swiss American