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

5,406 AWARDS

& counting...

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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 26. Gorgonzola
awardThird Award
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola cheese, 98.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Blue Cheese, 97.20
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 30 Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Award
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue cheese, 96.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5403: Gorgonzola
awardBronze
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class KF: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups - All Milks
awardFirst Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Caraway Blue
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Caraway Blue Cheese, 98.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 98.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 97.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 16. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola Cheese, 98.8
awardSecond Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.7
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 99.65
awardSecond Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 99.20
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola Cheese, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.90
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.25
awardSecond Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola Cheese, 98.00
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 13. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardBest of Class
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 98.80
awardSecond Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue Cheese, 98.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheese Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheese, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Black River Blue
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Gorgonzola cheese, 97.75
awardThird Prize
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Blue cheese, 96.75
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 15. Blue Veined
awardBest of Class
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 10. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
North Hendren Cooperative Dairy Co., Willard, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.4