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 22. Latin American Cheese
awardThird Place
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Fresco, 99.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 47. Fresh Hispanic Cheeses (Quesos Frescos)
awardBest of Class
W&W Dairy, Inc., Monroe, WI
Queso Fresco, 99.55
Class 56. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses, Mild Heat
awardThird Award
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Fresco with Jalapeno, 99.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 16. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Place
V & V Supremo Foods, Incorporated, Browntown, WI
Queso Fresco, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 38 Fresh Hispanic Cheeses (Queso Frescos)
awardBest of Class
W&W Dairy, Inc., Monroe, WI
Queso Fresco, 99.45
awardSecond Award
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Queso Cremoso Pail, 99.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 23. Latin American Cheese
awardThird Prize
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Fresco Natural Bucket, 98.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 24. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Queso Fresco Wheel, 99.3
awardThird Prize
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Queso Fresco Natural Wheel, 98.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 38. Quesos Frescos
awardBest of Class
W&W Dairy, Inc., Monroe, WI
Queso Fresco, Fresh Hispanic Cheese, 99.7
awardThird Award
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Quesos Fresco Wheel WM, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 33 Quesos Frescos
awardSecond Award
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Fresco Wheel 5#, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 45. Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardBest of Class
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Queso Fresco with Jalapenos, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class GC: Hispanic & Portugese Style Cheeses, Fresh Unripened Category, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Queso Fresco
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 24. Quesos Frescos
awardSecond Award
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Queso Fresco Wheel
awardThird Award
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Fresco Wheel
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 17. Hispanic Cheese
awardThird Place
Wisconsin Cheese Group, Monroe, WI
Fresco Wheel, 97.88