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 KS: Flavored Cheeses, Cold Pack Cheese and Spreads with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Pine River Dairy, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Horseradish Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food
awardSecond Place
Pine River Dairy, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Hot Habanero Cold Pack Cheese Food
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 97. Flavored Butter
awardBest of Class
Pine River Dairy, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Cinnamon & Honey Butter, 99.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 26. Flavored Butter
awardFirst Place
Pine River Dairy, Inc., Manitowoc, WI
Cinnamon Honey Butter, 99.2