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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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Reserve Blue Cheese, 99.125
awardSecond Prize
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Blue Veined, 98.925
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Vintage Blue Cheese, 98.825
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5408 Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardSuper Gold
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Reserve Blue Cheese
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Vintage Blue Cheese
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Blue Cheese
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Smokehaus Blue Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montfort Blue Cheese Wheel, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Blue Cheese Wheel
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Sheep's, Mixed or Other Milks
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Reserve Blue Cheese, 99.075
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blue Cheese, 98.875
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 46 Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Wildfire Blue, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class CC: American Originals, American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Wildfire Blue
awardSecond Place
Roelli Cheese Haus, Shullsburg, WI
Dunbarton
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Saputo Specialty Cheese for Salemville – Reserve Blue Cheese
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Glacier Blue
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style - all milks
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Chunky Blue Cheese Spread
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.1
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 34. Blue Veined
awardBest of Class
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Buttermilk Blue, 99.3
Class 84. Flavored Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue, 96.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Richfield, WI
Salemville Reserve Blue, 99.35
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined - Made from Sheep's Milk or Mixed Milks
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.05
awardSecond Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Buttermilk Blue, 97.70
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Blue Cheese, 97.20
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 30 Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Buttermilk Blue, 97.8
awardThird Award
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue cheese, 96.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Montforte Bleu Wheel, 98.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Blue Paradise
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasteurized Blue Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Reserve Blue, 99.45
awardThird Prize
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Glacier Blue, 98.8
Class 13. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Smokehaus Blue, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Blue Cheese
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Blue Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Blue Cheese Gourmet Spread, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 27 Blue Veined
awardBest of Class
Arthur Schuman Inc., Montfort, WI
Blue Cheese Wheel, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Blue Affinee, 99.4
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5405: Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardBronze
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Blue Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Rindless Blue
Class JR: Low Fat/Low Salt Cheeses, Light/Lite and Reduced Fat Cheeses (cheeses with 25-50% reduction of fat per serving size, when 50% of calories in the serving size come from fat)
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Reduced Fat Blue Cheese
Class KF: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups - All Milks
awardFirst Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Caraway Blue
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Smokehaus Blue Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Blue Cheese- Mindoro, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Smokehaus Blue Cheese, 98.7
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Caraway Blue Cheese, 98.25
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 21: Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardGold
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
Crocker Hills Organic Blue Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Heat Treated Blue , 99.1
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
Ader Kase
awardThird Place
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
Crocker Hills Organic
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Blue Cheese, 98.05
awardThird Prize
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
Blue Chrest, 98
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 26. Blue Veined
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Linden, WI
Blue, 98.9
awardThird Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Blue Cheese, 98
Class 39. Smoked Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Moody Blue, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue, 98.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.05
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Blue Cheese, 98.65
Class 16. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Reduced Fat Blue Cheese Wheel, 99.0
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  31 - Blue Veined
awardBest of Class
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
European German Style Blue, 99.60
awardSecond Award
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Salemville Blue Cheese, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese , 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Glacier Point Blue Cheese, 99.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 20. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Blue Veined Cheese
Class 36. Spreadable Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese w/ Blue Cheese
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 21b: Blue vein cheese made outside the UK, any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardBronze
Great Lakes Cheese Seymour, Inc, Seymour, WI
Aderkase German Style Blue Cheese produced by Robert Richter Seymour Dairy Products
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese - 2, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Cow's Milk
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.7
Class 20. Open Class for Soft and Spreadable Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Blue Cheese, 99
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 51. Retail Packaging
awardThird Award
Salemville Cheese Co-op, Cambria, WI
Salemville Blue Wedge, 89.0
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 99.65
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.10
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheeses Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Linden Cheese Co., Linden, WI
Blue Cheese
Class FE: External Blue Molded Cheeses, All Milks
awardThird Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Virgin Pine Native Sheep Blue
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.90
awardThird Prize
Linden Cheese Co., Linden, WI
Blue Wheels, 98.85
Class 16. Open Class for Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., Mauston, WI
Virgin Pine Native Blue (No Mold Added), 99.00
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.25
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 13. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardBest of Class
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.05
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Danish Style Blue Cheese, 98.03
World Cheese Awards, 2004
Class 21b. Blue Vein Cheese Made Outside UK
awardBronze
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Mindoro Blue
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 29. Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese with Blue Cheese, 98.0
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class CC: American Originals, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Virgin Pine Native Blue
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheese, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Black River Blue
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Blue cheese, 96.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 10. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese, 98.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 8. Blue Veined
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese
awardThird Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Danish Style Blue Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 8. Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton
awardSecond Award
Cady Cheese, LLC, Mindoro, WI
Danish style blue cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Thorp, WI
Blue cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 7. Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese Wheels