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 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Baby Swiss Block, 99.1
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss Wheel, 98.35
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Baby Swiss Block, 97.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 11. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Baby Swiss block, 98.8
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss wheel, 98.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Fitchburg, WI
Roth Petite Swiss®, 98.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 20 Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss block, 99.65
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss wheel, 97.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.95
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Petite Swiss Reserve, 99.25
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmental-style with Eye Formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels) - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Petite Swiss
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Petit Swiss, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.00
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked Baby Swiss, 99.50
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 20 Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss wheel, 99.1
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Petit Swiss, 97.05
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 95.65
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 95.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 19. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20lb Baby Swiss wheel, 97.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 97.45
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 96.85
awardThird Prize
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bahl Baby Swiss, 96.7
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 17 Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss wheel, 96.6
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Block Baby Swiss, 96.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss , 96.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmentaler Style, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Petite Swiss
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Swisse Kase Smoked Baby Swiss
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.15
awardSecond Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.65
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 10. Swiss Style Cheese
awardBest of Class
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Petite Swiss, 98.35
Class 17. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.3
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss, 97.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.6
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.55
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.2
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 13. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss, 98.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Block Baby Swiss, 97.65
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss Wheels, 97.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 13. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.4
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 97.03
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.05
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 98.60
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.85
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.30
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 9. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Swiss Styles
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss, 98.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardThird Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 12. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.35
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class DA: American-Made Intl.-Style, Open Class, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Petite Swiss
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss wheel, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.75
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.7
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Baby Swiss Loaf, 99.85
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Baby Swiss Loaf, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 14. Baby Swiss
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 11. Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 11.  Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Prima Kase, Monticello, WI
Baby Swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 10. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 12. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby swiss
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 12. Baby Swiss
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 13. Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Whole Milk Baby Swiss Slab Loaf
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 8. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked Baby Swiss
Class 11. Baby Swiss
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss