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 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Smoked Provolone, 98
Class 16. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone - 1, 99.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.5
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced fat Provolone, 99.425
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 16. Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone Cheese, 98.3
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Mild Provolone 2616011230, 98.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 99.15
Class 14. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.55
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 98.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata types (Provolone, Caciocavallo) - All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Sharp Provolone Mandarino
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardThird Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Smoked Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.25
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 14 Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.3
Class 15 Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Mandarini, 99.45
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone B, 99.35
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone, 99.15
Class 16 Smoked Provolone
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Smoked Provolone, 99.15
awardThird Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Smoked Provolone, 98.8
Class 59 Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardThird Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Reduced Sodium Provolone, 99.1
World Cheese Awards, 2014
Class 5236 Provolone - mild
awardBronze
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 9. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 98.85
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Provolone, 98.75
Class 13. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone #2, 98.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 15. Provolone, Mild
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.6
Class 16. Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Mandarini, 99.15
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone, 99.1
awardThird Award
Winona Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Aged Provolone, 99.05
Class 17. Smoked Provolone
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Smoked Provolone, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Smoked Provolone, 99.5
Class 66. Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Reduced Sodium Provolone, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 14. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 98.88
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 17. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Non Smoked Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 14 Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Natural unflavored provolone, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, mild, 99.45
Class 15 Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Sharp Provolone, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone, 98.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 14. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Non-Smoked Reduced Fat Provolone, 97.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata types - Provolone, Caciocavallo - All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Sharp Provolone Mandarino
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Mild Provolone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 15. Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
No smoke provolone, 99.55
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mild Provolone, 99.5
Class 16. Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
il Giardino Provolone Mandarini, 98.5
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Sharp Provolone, 97.8
Class 58. Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Reduced Sodium Provolone cheese, 99.45
awardThird Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Reduced Sodium Provolone cheese, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.3
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types - Provolone, Caciocavallo - All Milks
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Sharp Provolone Mandarino
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 13 Provolone, Mild
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Mild Provolone, 97.75
Class 14 Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Sharp Provolone , 98.95
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone Aged, 98.9
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone Aged, 98.65
Class 52 Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Reduced Sodium Provolone cheese, 99.1
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Reduced Sodium Provolone cheese, 98.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types - Provolone, Caciocavallo - All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Sharp Provolone Mandarino
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
12 lb Salami Mild Provolone
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Provolone, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 15. Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.75
Class 16. Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Mandarini Provolone, 99.35
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Provolone, Aged, 98.75
Class 57. Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Reduced Sodium Provolone, 98.5
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 54b: Provolone - aged
awardGold
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Aged Provolone
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 10. Provolone
awardFirst Place
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Smoked Provolone , 99.05
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone , 98.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Sharp Provolone Mandarino
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 13. Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.7
Class 14. Provolone, Aged
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, Aged, 93.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Provolone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  16 - Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Smoked Provolone, 99.40
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, Mild, 99.35
Class  17 - Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, Aged, 99.25
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, Aged, 98.80
awardThird Award
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Provolone, Aged, 98.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 8. Provolone
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Mild Provolone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 11. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone
awardSecond Award
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Provolone Smoke
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
FenceLine LLC, Grantsburg, WI
Fence Line Lightly Aged Provolone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 7. Provolone
awardBlue Ribbon
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 98.65
awardSecond Prize
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 98.6
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 98.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 11. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 98.6
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 98.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 8. Provolone
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Smoked Provolone, 98.40
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class HP: Italian-Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Sharp Provolone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 7. Provolone
awardBlue Ribbon
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
60 Day Aged Provolone, 99.40
awardSecond Prize
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 98.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 6. Provolone
awardBlue Ribbon
Cedar Valley Cheese, Inc., Belgium, WI
Provolone, 97.40
awardSecond Prize
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 97.25
awardThird Prize
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 96.85
Class 14. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Reduced Fat Smoked Provolone, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 8. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Provolone
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 99.65
awardSecond Place
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Smoked Provolone, 99.35
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 99.15
Class Open Class Soft
awardThird Place
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Reduced Fat Smoked Provolone, 99.15
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 11. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Aged Provolone, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 8. Provolone
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Provolone, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.1
Class 13. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Low fat smoked provolone, 98.95
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 9. Provolone
awardBlue Ribbon
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone, 99.05
awardSecond Prize
Cedar Valley Cheese, Inc., Belgium, WI
Provolone, 98.8
awardThird Prize
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Smoked Provolone, 98.5
Class 14. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 98.6
awardThird Prize
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Reduced Fat Smoked Provolone, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 10. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Brownsville, WI
Aged Provolone, 98.8
awardSecond Award
Land O' Lakes, Denmark, WI
Provolone, 98.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 9. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Park Cheese Company, Inc., Byron, WI
Aged Provolone
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Provolone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 0. Overall
awardFirst Runner-Up
Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., Arpin, WI
Provolone
Class 7.  Provolone
awardBest of Class
Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., Arpin, WI
Provolone
awardSecond Award
Sorrento Lactalis, Inc., Arpin, WI
Provolone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 7. Provolone
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Sharp Provolone
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 7. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 7. Provolone
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Smoked provolone
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 7. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Smoked provolone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 6. Provolone
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Whitelaw, WI
Provolone