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 Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 19. Ricotta
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class AR: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Ricotta - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class AR: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Ricotta- Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5304 Ricotta
awardBronze
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Ricotta con Latte(r)
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 12a: Ricotta
awardGold
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Ricotta con Latte
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 17. Retail Packaged Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Lena, WI
Frigo Ricotta