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 108. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardSecond Award
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Juustoleipa Italiano, 99.55
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bread Cheese, 99.15
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5246 Any other semi-hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bread Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 84 Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Traditional Juustoleipa, 98.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 90. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto Baked Cheese with Garlic, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Open Category - Cheeses with Flavor Added - All Milks and Mixed Milks
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Chipotle Bread Cheese
Class KD: Flavored Cheeses, International-Style with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Fire Roasted Hatch Chile Baked Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 82 Prepared Cheese Foods
awardSecond Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Jalapeno Bread Cheese, 99.25
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with all Peppers - Chipotle, Jalapeno, Chili- All Milks
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Jalapeno Bread Cheese
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto with Jalapeño
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 83. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardSecond Award
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto Baked Cheese, 98.75
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bread Cheese, 98.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers (Chipotle, Jalapeno, Chilies, etc.) - All Milks
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto with Jalapeno
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class KP: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with Crushed or Whole Peppercorns or Savory Spices - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Garlic Bread Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 52. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers
awardThird Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Jalapeno Juusto
Class KF: Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto with Garlic
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 41. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class AC: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bread Cheese
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers
awardFirst Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto Jalapeno Baked Cheese
awardSecond Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Juusto with Jalapeno Peppers
awardThird Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Chipotle Juusto
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class AC: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bread Cheese
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, All Peppers (Chipotle, Jalapeno, Chilies), All Milks
awardSecond Place
Torkelson's Natural Valley Cheese, Cashton, WI
Juusto with Peppers