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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United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 55 Open Class: Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Romano, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 54 Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Romano, 99.45
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5236 Any very hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Traditional Romano
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 48 Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Romano, 99.25
Class 72 Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Mixed Milk Romano (Moisture: less than 34%), 98.65
awardThird Award
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Treated Mixed Milk Romano (Moisture: less than 34%), 98.55
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 57: Very hard cheese not in any other class
awardGold
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Romano
awardSilver
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Aged Romano
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Roma Cello Traditional Romano
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Turtle Lake, WI
Roma Cello Traditional Romano Wheel, 96.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Romano
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  79 - Open Class Grated Cheese
awardThird Award
DairiConcepts LP, Greenwood, WI
Dry Grated Romano, 97.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 51. Open Class for Grated Cheese
awardSecond Award
DairiConcepts LP, Greenwood, WI
Dry Grated Romano
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 22. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Romano, 99
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class HA: Italian Type Cheese, Grating Types
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Romano
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Romano