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

4,835 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2016
Class 22. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Queso Blanco, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardThird Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese Block, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 33 Quesos Frescos
awardThird Award
Swiss Heritage Cheese, Inc., Monticello, WI
Queso Blanco, 98.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 30. Quesos Frescos
awardSecond Award
Swiss Heritage Cheese, Inc., Monticello, WI
Queso Blanco, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 17. Hispanic Cheese
awardFirst Place
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Michoacano, 98.88
awardSecond Place
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Queso Blanco, 98.13
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 23. Quesos Frescos
awardSecond Award
Swiss Heritage Cheese, Inc., Monticello, WI
Queso Blanco, 97.85