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

5,406 AWARDS

& counting...

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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 18. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Warm Cured Yogurt Cheese, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class KP: Cheeses Flavored with Crushed or Whole Peppercorns or Savory Spices
awardSecond Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Peppercorn Yogurt
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class JF: Low Fat/Low Salt Cheese, Flavor Added, All Milks
awardThird Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Fiesta Pepper Yogurt Cheese