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, 2015
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Swiss Wheel, 98.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.925
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 11 Swiss Style Cheese
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss wheel, 98.5
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class DE: American Made / International Style, Emmental-style with Eye Formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels) - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Sweet Swiss
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 12. Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Swiss Wheel, 98
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Sweet Swiss
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmental Style with Eye Formation - Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Swiss
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 12. Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20 lb rindless Swiss wheel, 96.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardThird Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss, 97.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 12. Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Rindless Swiss, 98.15
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Rindless Swiss, 98.1
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmentaler Style, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Tom's Swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 10. Swiss Style Cheese
awardSecond Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Emmentaler Style Swiss Wheel, 97.9
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 97.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmentaler Style, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Hoch Enterprises, Inc., New Glarus, WI
Aged Swiss
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  13 - Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Rindless Swiss Wheel, 96.80
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Swiss, 98.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 0. Overall
awardGrand Master
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Traditional Swiss Wheel
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Traditional Swiss Wheel, 99.05
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Wisconsin Swiss Wheel, 98.75
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 98.55
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Swiss Wheel, 98.95
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Swiss Wheel, 98.7
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 8. Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Wisconsin Wheel Swiss
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked 20# Swiss Wheel
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 97.75
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked Swiss Wheel, 98.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 29. Open Class for Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Wisconsin Wheel Swiss Cheese, 99.1
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Emmentaler, Wheel Swiss, 98.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 5. Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Wisconsin Swiss Wheel
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., New London, WI
Swiss Block
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss cheese, 99.75
awardSecond Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss cheese, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 4. Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss, 98.9
awardThird Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss, 98.8
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 14. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Prima Kase, Monticello, WI
Smoked Sweet Swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 4. Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss Style Wheel
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 0. Overall
awardSecond Runner-Up
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss wheel
Class 4. Swiss Cheese
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss wheel
awardSecond Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss wheel
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 4. Swiss
awardThird Award
Prima Kase, Monticello, WI
Swiss Wheel
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 3. Swiss Cheese
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss Wheel
awardSecond Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss Wheel