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 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 98.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Yellow Cheddar Cheese Curds
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
White Cheddar Cheese Curds
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - 8 oz. or More (Balls or Shapes) - all milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - Under 8 oz. (Ovalini, Bocconcini, Ciliegine sizes) - all milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella-under 8oz
Class KL: Flavored Cheeses, Cheese Curds with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Curds
Class PC: Marinated Cheeses, Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 7. String Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese, 99.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 9. String Cheese
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 96.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
White Cheddar Cheese Curds
Class GC: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Fresh, Unripened - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Oaxaca
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer’s Rope String Cheese
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - Under 8 oz. (Ovalini, Bocconcini, Ciliegine sizes) - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella- Bocconcini
Class KL: Flavored Cheeses, Cheese Curds with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Curds
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Part Skim Mozzarella Ball, 98.7
Class 7. String Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope, 99.1
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 98.7
Class 11. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 98.85
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 26 String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese, 99.45
Class 28 Fresh Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Ovoline, 99.15
Class 47 Open Class: Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.3
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.50
Class 18. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 28 Fresh Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella Vac Pak Ball, 99.8
Class 46 Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 98
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types: Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese - All Milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese
Class KF: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Truffles, Flowers, Syrups - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frère with Truffles
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 7. String Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope, 99.3
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 46. Flavored Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 99.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 16. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Mascarpone, 99.875
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class MA: Farmstead Cheeses, Open Category for All Milks - Soft Aged Up to 60 Days - Over 50% Moisture (Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert, etc.)
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frere Reserve
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 6. String Cheese
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope, 98.6
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella , 99.6
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frère , 98.25
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 36 Smear Ripened Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Freres, 98.7
Class 46 Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 98.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types - Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types - 8 oz. or more (Balls or Shapes) - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - 1# ball
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types - Under 8oz. (Ovoloini, Bocconcini, Ciliegini Sizes) - All Milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - Ciliegine
Class MA: Farmstead Cheeses, Open Category for Cheeses Aged up to 60 Days - All Milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Freres Reserve
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 98.5
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 12b: Mascarpone
awardGold
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella - Ciliegine
Class MA: Farmstead Cheeses, Aged Less than 60 Days, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Freres Reserve
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frere Reserve
Class PC: Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella - Ciliegine
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Farmers Rope, 99.4
Class 10. Flavored Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella, 97.9
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Petit Frere, 99.2
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Mascarpone, 97.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 64. Retail Packaging
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frere, 95
World Cheese Awards, 2008
Class 54 Rind washed cheese not in any other class
awardGold
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Freres
Class 60b Semi hard cheese produced on farm/dairy w/ total output < wkly avg 2t
awardGold
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frere
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's Rope
Class MA: Farmstead Cheeses, Aged Longer than 90 Days, All Milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Freres Reserve
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Farmers Rope, 97.75
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 7. String Cheese
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 99.4
Class 14. Open Class Soft
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class CC: American Originals, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frère
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 18. Open Class for Soft and Spreadable Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.35
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 54: Rind washed cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Rind Washed
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 14. Open Class Soft
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 98.75
Class 15. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Freres, 98.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's Rope String
Class MC: Farmstead Cheeses , Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Freres
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 6. String Cheese
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 97.3
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Smear Ripened - Les Freres/Petit Frere, 99.55
Class 20. Open Class for Soft and Spreadable Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.25
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 12b. Mascarpone
awardBronze
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class 60. Cheese Produced on a Farm/Dairy with Output Not Exceeding 2 Tons Weekly
awardSilver
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Petit Frere
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 7. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 99.70
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class AM: Mascarpone -- Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class HM: Italian-Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's Rope String
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Rope String, 99.35
Class 15. Open Class for Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Frères French Style Cheese, 99.10
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 16. Soft & Spreadable Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 42. Foodservice Packaging
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
World Cheese Awards, 2005
Class 12b. Mascarpone
awardSilver
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class 54. Rind Washed Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardSilver
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Les Frères Rind Washed
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Open Class Semi-Soft
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Open Class Semi-soft, 97.23
World Cheese Awards, 2004
Class 12b. Mascarpone
awardBronze
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class AM: Mascarpone -- Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheese, Ripened Category, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Oaxaca
Class HM: Italian Type Cheese, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese
Class HY: Italian Type Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class AC: Fresh Unripened Cheese, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class HM: Italian Type Cheese, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's rope string, 99.6
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 8. Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mozzarella, Fresh, 96.6
Class 35. Retail Packages of Cheese & Butter
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella, 96.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class HY: Italian-Type Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Fresh Mozzarella