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, 2015
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Wisconsin Brick
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Hot Pepper Jack
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Wisconsin Brick
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 17. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Havarti, 99.1
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 31. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Wisconsin Brick, 98.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 5. Brick/Muenster
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 99.5
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Antonella Jalepeno Peppers, 99.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Swedish Brick Caraway, 99.50
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Overall
awardGrand Champion
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Mild Wisconsin Brick, 99.85
Class Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Mild Wisconsin Brick, 99.85
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 99.70
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 99.65
Class Flavored Natural
awardFirst Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Hot Pepper Muenster, 99.30
awardSecond Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Caraway Swedish Brick, 99.20
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock, WI
Muenster, 98.9