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 Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 52. Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.65
Class 63. Open Class: Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra-Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.3
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5247 Any other hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class ME: Farmstead Cheeses Aged 60 days or more - Less than 39% Moisture - Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra-Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class TC: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 15. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 43 Open Class: Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.5
Class 55 Open Class: Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class TA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Washed Rind Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture - all milks
awardThird Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra-Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class TA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Aged more than 90 days with Up To 44% moisture - All Milks
awardThird Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 42 Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class ME: Farmstead Cheeses, Open Category – Hard – made from Cow’s Milk; Aged over 60 days – Less than 39% moisture
awardThird Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra-Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class VA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture – All Milks
awardFirst Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class VA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class Overall
awardBest of Show
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class ME: Farmstead Cheeses, Open Category Cow's Milk Cheeses (Hard - aged 60 days or more, 39% and lower moisture)
awardFirst Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class VA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 60a: Hard cheese produced on farm or dairy with a total output not exceeding a weekly average of 2t
awardSilver
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class MC: Farmstead Cheeses, Open Category Cow's Milk (aged 60 days or more)
awardThird Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class VC: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  42 - Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.20
American Cheesemaker Awards, 2007
Class Washed Rind Cow’s Milk Cheese
awardBest of Class
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class MA: Farmstead Cheeses , Open Category (aged longer than 90 days), All Milks
awardSecond Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 54. Rind Washed Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardSilver
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 25. Smear Ripened Cheeses
awardThird Award
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Alpine Style (Gruyere), 35, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class Overall
awardBest of Show
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class MA: Farmstead Cheeses, Open Category for Cheeses Aged Longer than 90 Days
awardFirst Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 19. Smear Ripened Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class VC: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class MC: Farmstead Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class Overall
awardU.S. Champion
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 98.1875
Class 16. Smear Ripened Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 35-38% M, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class MC: Farmhouse Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 17. Smear Ripened Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2001
Class Overall
awardBest of Show
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class MC: Farmhouse Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve