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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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Reduced Fat Lacey Swiss, 98.95
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 16. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Lacey Swiss, 99.1
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 50 Reduced Fat Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Reduced fat, low sodium lacey swiss, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class JR: Low Fat/Low Salt Cheeses, Light and Reduced Fat Cheeses
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Lacy Swiss
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 23: Reduced fat cheese unpressed
awardBronze
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Lace Kase
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class JL: Fat Free & Low Fat Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Lace Kase
World Cheese Awards, 2005
Class 23. Reduced Fat Cheese Unpressed
awardBronze
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Lace Kase
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 13. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Reduced fat / low sodium lacy swiss, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2001
Class JC: Low Fat/Low Salt Cheese / Open Category, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Lacy Swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 14. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Award
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Reduced Fat Lacy Swiss