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

5,296 AWARDS

& counting...

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ACS Cheese Competition, 2017
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Monteau
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Aged Asiago, Domestic Parmesan, Grana, Reggianito, Sardo; Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk) - all milks
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Organic Copper Kettle Parmesan
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Artisan Parmesan Cheese
Class HD: Italian Type Cheeses, Traditional Regional Italian Cheeses - all milks
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Fontal
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello asiago
Class KK: Flavored Cheeses, Rubbed-Rind Cheese with added flavor ingredients rubbed or applied on the exterior surface of the cheese only - all milks
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Tuscan Herb Rubbed Fontal
Class TR: Washed Rind Cheeses, Raclette-style - Aged over 45 days - all milks
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Valis
International Cheese Awards, 2017
Class DP286: Best USA Cheese - Washed Rind
awardGold
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Altu
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Monteau
Class DP287: Best USA Cheese - Soft/Semi Soft
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Fontal
Class DP288: Best USA Cheese - Blue
awardGold
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montfort Blue Cheese
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Kirkland Signature American Blue Cheese
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montfort Gorgonzola Cheese
Class DP289: Best USA Cheese - Any cheese with additives
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Bergamot Hibiscus Fontal
Class DP290: Best USA Cheese - Any variety not in the above classes
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Kirkland Signature Asiago Lake Country Cheese
awardVHC
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Copper Kettle Parmesan
Class DP315: Grated Cheese - Non UK Exhibitors. 2 x 1kg maximum in plain bags.
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Grated Parmesan
Class DP318: Sliced Cheese - Non UK Exhibitors; in plain packs.
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Variety Pack
Class DP319: Branded New Retail Pack Innovation - new pack design, presentations, new size and layout of any natural cheese. New to market in 2014/2015.
awardVHC
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Whisps
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2017
Class 0. Overall
awardGrand Master
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Monteau
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.325
awardThird Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Blue Veined Cheese, 98.75
Class 15. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Monteau, 99.65
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardThird Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Mascarpone, 99.25
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2017
Class 19 Parmesan
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Copper Kettle Parmesan Wheel, 99.45
Class 30 Gorgonzola
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Kirkland Signature "American Blue" Cheese, 99.35
Class 32 Blue Veined Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Bleu Wheel, 98.95
Class 56 Open Class: Flavored Semi-Soft (Semi-Hard) Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Harissa Rubbed Fontal Cheese, 99.05
Class 99 Open Class Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Shredded Parmesan, 98.35
World Cheese Awards, 2016
Class 5247 Any other hard Cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Asiago Wheel
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva 3 year old Asiago Wheel
Class 5517 Any cheese that cannot be placed in any other class
awardGold
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Parmesan Whisps
Class 5606 Other hard pressed or repressed cows' milk cheese with savoury additives
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Harissa Rubbed Fontina Wheel
Class 5614 Shredded or grated cheese
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Grated Parmesan
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2016
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel, 99.35
Class 17. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone
Class KK: Flavored Cheeses, Rubbed-Rind Cheese with added flavor ingredients rubbed or applied on the exterior surface of the cheese only - all milks
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Harissa Rubbed Fontal
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Blue Veined, 98.925
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Tuscan Hand Rubbed Fontina Cheese, 99.2
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Rich and Creamy Marscapone, 98.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 20. Parmesan
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Reserve Parmesan Wheel, 99.35
Class 22. Aged Asiago (over 6 Months)
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Lake Country Dairy Organic Asiago Wheel, 99.15
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Wheel, 99
Class 27. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel, 97.4
Class 65. Open Class: Flavored Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Habanero and Lime Rubbed Fontal Cheese, 99.1
Class 109. Natural Snack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Whisps, 99.75
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Whisps - Parmesan, 99.35
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5247 Any other hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montfort Blue Cheese Wheel, 99.15
Class 17. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Cheese Wheel, 99.45
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Parmesan Cheese Wheel, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Rich and Creamy Mascarpone
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Blue Cheese Wheel
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan) - All Milks; Romano Not from Sheep's Milk
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan Cheese
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Parmesan Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 18 Parmesan
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Artisan Reserve Parmesan Wheel, 99.25
Class 19 Asiago
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Wheel, 99.3
Class 25 Gorgonzola
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel, 97.9
Class 84 Prepared Cheese Foods
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Whisps, 98.25
World Cheese Awards, 2014
Class 5246 Any other hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago
Class 5304 Mascarpone
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 10. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola, 99.3
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel, 99.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.3
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Rich and Creamy Mascarpone, 99.83
awardThird Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Thick and Smooth Mascarpone, 99.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 20. Asiago
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva / Lake Country Dairy Asiago cheese, 99.55
Class 60. Open Class: Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Rich & Creamy Style Mascarpone, 99.55
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 99.45
World Cheese Awards, 2013
Class 5247 Any very hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Hand Crafted Asiago Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 17. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan, 99.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone B (Sweeter)
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montfort Gorgonzola
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel, 98.5
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Bleu Wheel, 98.3
Class 16. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 99.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 18. Parmesan
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan Cheese Wheel, 97.05
Class 52. Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 98.2
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5236 Any very hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Traditional Romano
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan
Class 5305 Mascarpone
awardGold
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone
awardSilver
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone
Class 5405 Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types - Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan, All Milks - Romano Made Only From Cow or Goat Milks and Not from Sheep Milk
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Riserva Copper Kettle Parmesan
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Hand-Crafted Asiago, 98.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 22 Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese Wheel , 98.15
Class 27 Blue Veined
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Montfort, WI
Blue Cheese Wheel, 99.5
Class 48 Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Asiago Wheel, 99.1
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5403: Gorgonzola
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Wheel
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Mascarpone - Thick and Smooth
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone Rich and Creamy
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Montforte Gorgonzola Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 16. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick & Smooth Mascarpone, 98.5
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
LCD Asiago Wheel, 99.025
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 51. Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Mascarpone, Italian Style, 98.05
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 57: Very hard cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Copper Kettle Parmesan produced by Lake Country Dairy
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Mascarpone - Thick & Smooth
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone Rich & Creamy
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Roma Cello Traditional Romano
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 17. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Traditional and Smooth Mascarpone, 97.85
awardSecond Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Traditional Italian Style Mascarpone, 97.6
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Roma Cello Traditional Romano Wheel, 96.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 16. Parmesan
awardSecond Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Parmesan, 97.95
Class 40. Open Class Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Fresh Mascarpone, 99.75