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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ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class KG: Flavored Cheeses, Hispanic-Style with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Chihuahua with Jalapeno Peppers
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Chili Pepper Quesadilla, 99.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 56. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses, Mild Heat
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Quesadilla, 99.65
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5318 Any other semi-soft cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 20. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers, 99.6
awardThird Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.3
awardSecond Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.1
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Queso Para Fundir, 99.075
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 83 Open Class: Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored
awardSecond Award
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class GM: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Melting Hispanic - Cheeses intended to be consumed melted
awardThird Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla With Jalapeño Peppers, 99.35
Class 24. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 46. Hispanic Melting Cheeses (Quesos para Fundir)
awardBest of Class
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.15
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 97.95
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 23. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.00
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 38 Hispanic Melting Cheeses (Queso Para Fundir)
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 24. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 98.95
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 39. Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 98.95
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 20. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla , 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 31. Quesos para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  40 - Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.30
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 19. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 98.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 25. Quesos para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla
awardThird Award
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Quesadilla Loaf
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 24. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 18. Quesos Para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 19. Quesos Para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.95