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 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.3
Class 13. Pepper Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Muenster, 99.4
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Brick, 98.7
Class 16. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Brick, 99.1
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Muenster, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Chili Pepper Muenster, 99.225
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Chili Pepper Quesadilla, 99.2
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.25
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardThird Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Fat Muenster, 99.375
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Para Fundir, 99.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 56. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses, Mild Heat
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Quesadilla, 99.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class Overall
awardFirst Runner Up
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick Cheese, 98.389
Class 31 Brick & Muenster
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.85
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.7
Class 46 Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Pepper Brick, 99.4
Class 48 Open Class: Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.45
Class 54 Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Farmer, 99
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.8
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.5
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 12. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.65
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Brick, 99.6
Class 24. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 35. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.45
Class 46. Hispanic Melting Cheeses (Quesos para Fundir)
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 97.95
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.65
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.45
awardThird Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.25
Class 23. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.00
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 98.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 50 Smoked Soft and Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.5
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.45
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Caraway Cheese, 99.6
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.45
Class 17. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Farmer, 98.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 99.5
Class 24. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 98.95
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 39. Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 98.95
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.65
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 98.875
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Cajun Cheddar Curd, 98.25
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 28 Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.35
Class 34 Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 99.05
Class 44 Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Muenster, 98.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster , 99.5
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Muenster, 99.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.55
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Smoked Muenster, 98.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick , 98.65
Class 20. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla , 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 31. Quesos para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 98.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.6
awardSecond Place
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Muenster, 98.85
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 19. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Quesadilla, 98.5