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 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.5
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.3
Class 13. Pepper Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Brick, 98.7
Class 16. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Brick, 99.1
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Brick
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Traditional Smoked Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.45
awardSecond Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.125
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.4
Class 13. Smoked Cheese
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 37. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.4
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
brick, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 98.65
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Wisconsin Brick
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Brick Cheese
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.825
awardSecond Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.7
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.4
Class 13. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.575
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.475
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class Overall
awardFirst Runner Up
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick Cheese, 98.389
Class 31 Brick & Muenster
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.85
Class 46 Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Brick, 99.4
Class 48 Open Class: Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.8
awardThird Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 98.85
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.55
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Brick Cheese
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Mild Brick Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.6
Class 13. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 35. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.65
awardThird Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick Cheese, 99.25
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Wisconsin Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.30
awardThird Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.25
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.60
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 31 Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.7
Class 50 Smoked Soft and Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.55
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5603 Processed cheese or processed cheese spread plain
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Aged Brick Cheese Spread
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.45
awardThird Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.4
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Brick
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.4
Class 13. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 31. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Wisconsin Brick, 98.2
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
5# Brick Loaf, 98.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.7
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Mild Brick
Class VA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture - All Milks
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Traditional Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.5
awardSecond Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 28 Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.25
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
5# Brick Loaf, 99.15
Class 36 Smear Ripened Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
5# German-style Brick Cheese Loaf, 98.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Swisse Kase Golden Brick
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Mild Brick
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.8
awardThird Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.55
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Washed Rind Brick, 98.1
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 32. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.55
awardThird Award
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick, Mild, 99.5
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick , 98.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 98.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 27. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class CG: American Originals, Open Category, Goat's Milk
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.65
awardThird Prize
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.55
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Style Brick, 99.45
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Style Brick, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick, 98.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  32 - Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 98.30
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 5. Brick/Muenster
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Brick, 95
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 21. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Franklin Cheese Coop, Monroe, WI
Brick Colored
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 5. Brick/Muenster
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Brick, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class CC: American Originals, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.7
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Brick, 98.95
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 54. Rind Washed Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Rind Washed Brick Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 21. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 16. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Brick, 98.90
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Aged Brick, 97.80
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Silver-Lewis Cheese Factory Cooperative, Monticello, WI
Brick Cheese, 99.55
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Swedish Brick Caraway, 99.50
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.30
Class 11. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Brick, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Overall
awardGrand Champion
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Mild Wisconsin Brick, 99.85
Class Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Mild Wisconsin Brick, 99.85
Class Flavored Natural
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Caraway Swedish Brick, 99.20
World Cheese Awards, 2004
Class 55. Rind Washed Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class CC: American Originals, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Brick, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Silver-Lewis Cheese Factory Cooperative, Monticello, WI
Brick cheese, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Cateogry, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick Cheese Spread
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Style Brick, 99.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.7
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class Overall
awardU.S. Champion
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick, 99.167
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Brick
awardThird Award
V & V Supremo Foods, Incorporated, Browntown, WI
Brick
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardThird Award
V & V Supremo Foods, Incorporated, Browntown, WI
Brick
Class 9. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Specialty Cheese Company, Inc., Lowell, WI
Caraway brick
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardSecond Award
Torkelson's Prairie Hill Cheese Plant, Inc., Monroe, WI
Brick, 42.6% moisture, 32.0% Fat
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 4. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardThird Award
Torkelson's Prairie Hill Cheese Plant, Inc., Monroe, WI
Brick