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, 2016
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 98.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - 8 oz. or More (Balls or Shapes) - all milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella 16 oz. Log
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - Under 8 oz. (Ovalini, Bocconcini, Ciliegine sizes) - all milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella-under 8oz
Class PC: Marinated Cheeses, Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 64. Open Class: Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Zesty Marinated Hand Braided Fresh Mozzarella, 98.75
Class 108. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Prosciutto Basil Roll, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - Under 8 oz. (Ovalini, Bocconcini, Ciliegine sizes) - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella- Bocconcini
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 11. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 98.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 28 Fresh Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Ovoline, 99.15
Class 47 Open Class: Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.55
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Zesty Marinated Hand Braided Fresh Mozzarella, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - 8 oz. or More (Balls or Shapes) - all milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella 16 oz. Log
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 54. Open Class: Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Zesty Marinated Hand Braided Fresh Mozzarella, 98.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.50
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 28 Fresh Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Vac Pak Ball, 99.8
Class 46 Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 98
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - 8 oz. or More Balls or Shapes - All Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Thermoform
Class KP: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with Crushed or Whole Peppercorns, Savory Spices, and other Savory Seasonings, including Protein - All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella, Prosciutto & Basil Roll
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardSecond Prize
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.65
Class 12. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Fresh Mozzarella with Prosciutto & Fresh Basil, 99.55
awardThird Prize
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Fresh Mozzarella with Olive Oil & Fresh Basil, 98.95
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 46. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.65
Class 83. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Freedom, WI
Fresh Mozzarella with Prosciutto and Basil, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types - 8 oz. or more (Balls or Shapes) - All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Thermoform
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types - Under 8oz. (Ovoloini, Bocconcini, Ciliegini Sizes) - All Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Water
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella , 99.6
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 25 Fresh Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Ovolini in Water, 99.15
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5307: Mozzarella, fresh, cows' milk in balls (large or small)
awardBronze
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types - 8 oz. or more (Balls or Shapes) - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - 1# ball
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types - Under 8oz. (Ovoloini, Bocconcini, Ciliegini Sizes) - All Milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - Ciliegine
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - Ciliegine
Class KF: Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Prosciutto Basil
Class PC: Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella - Ciliegine
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 97.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 35. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Appleton, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Prosciutto Basil Roll, 99.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class KF: Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - Prosciutto Basil Log
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 19. Fresh Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - Thermoform
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class HY: Italian-Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 42. Foodservice Packaging
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class HY: Italian Type Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class HY: Italian Type Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mozzarella, Fresh, 96.6
Class 35. Retail Packages of Cheese & Butter
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 96.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class HY: Italian-Type Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella, All Milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 7. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Denmark, WI
Fresh Mozzarella