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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ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Smoked Gouda
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 8. Colby
awardBest of Class
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Deli Longhorn, 99.75
awardSecond Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Deli Longhorn, 99.7
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Deli Longhorn, 99.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 8 Colby
awardBest of Class
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Deli Longhorn, 99.1
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardSecond Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Cheese Curd
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 8. Colby
awardBest of Class
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Deli Style Longorn, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Cheese Curd
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 8 Colby
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby, Traditional Longhorn Style, 98.9
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 8. Colby
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Traditional Colby, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 7 Colby
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Traditional Colby Deli, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Traditionally Made Colby
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 7. Colby
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Longhorn, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 5. Colby
awardSecond Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 5. Colby
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Longhorn, 97.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 3. Colby
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Longhorn, 97.4
Class 22. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Caliente (Colby with Peppers), 98.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Longhorn, 98.85