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 24. Plain Cream Cheese
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Cream Cheese, 99.35
Class 73. Open Class for Creative & Innovative Products
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Chocolate Balance (milk protein shake), 97.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasteurized Colby
Class RC: Butters, Salted Butter with or without cultures - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Salted Butter
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 28. Butter
awardThird Prize
Organic Valley, Cashton, WI
Butter, Cultured (Organic European Style Cultured Butter), 98.325
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5209 Mature traditional Cheddar made between 01/10/14 and 30/01/15 - traditional flavour
awardBronze
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Raw Grassmilk Sharp Cheddar
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 39. Open Flavor Class Yogurt
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasture Vanilla Yogurt, 98.5
Class 62. Whey Protein Concentrate-80%
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Whey Protein Concentrate - 80%, 99.33
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pepper Jack
Class RC: Butters, Salted Butter with or without Cultures - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasture Butter
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Salted Butter
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted Butter with or without Cultures - Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European Style Cultured Butter
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 28. Butter
awardThird Prize
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
European Style Cultured Unsalted Butter, 98.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 81 Butter
awardBest of Class
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasture (Salted & Cultured) Butter, 99.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 25. Open Class Butter
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European Style Butter (Cultured & Unsalted), 97.6
Class 61. Open Class for Creative & Innovative Products
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Milk Protein Shake - Vanilla Fuel, 99.5
Class 62. Open Class for Aseptic Dairy Foods
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Milk Protein Shake - Chocolate Fuel, 97
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class RC: Butters, Salted Butter with or without cultures - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Salted Butter
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese, 98.8
Class 26. Flavored Butter
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Cultured Butter, 98.2
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European Style (cultured & unsalted) Butter, 97.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class RC: Butters, Salted Butter with or without cultures - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Salted Butter
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 79 Butter
awardThird Award
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasture (Salted & Cultured) Butter, 99.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 30. Cultured Butter
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European Style (cultured & unsalted) Butter, 97.1
Class 39. UHT Milk
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Whole UHT Milk, 96.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasteurized Blue Cheese
Class RC: Butters, Salted Butter with or without cultures – made from cow’s milk
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasture (Salted & Cultured) Butter
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Salted Butter
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted Butter with or without cultures – made from cow’s milk
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European Style (Cultured) Butter
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted Butter Made from Cow's Milk with or without cultures
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, Chaseburg, WI
Organic European Style Cultured Butter
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 74 Unsalted Butter
awardThird Award
Organic Valley, Chaseburg, WI
Organic European Style butter, 98.2
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5405: Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardBronze
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Blue Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted Butter Made from Cow's Milk with or without cultures
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European Style Cultured Butter
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 32: Medium traditional Cheddar made after 31/03/9
awardSilver
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Unpasteurized Mild Cheddar - produced by Gibbsville Cheese Co Inc.
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 22. Salted Butter
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasture Salted Butter , 99.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors - Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasteurized Pepper Jack Cheese
Class RC: Butters, Salted Butter Made from Cow's Milk with or without cultures
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasture (Salted and Cultured) Butter
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted Butter Made from Cow's Milk with or without cultures
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European Style Cultured Butter
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue, 98.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese , 99.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Blue Cheese - 2, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class CY: American Originals, Colby, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Pasteurized Colby
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted, Cow's Milk, with or without Cultures
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic European-Style Cultured Butter
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class EC: Cheddar from Cow's Milk, Aged Less than 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar
Class RC: Salted Butter Made from Cow's Milk with, or without, Cultures
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Lightly Salted Butter
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 17. Butter (Salted and Unsalted)
awardThird Prize
Organic Valley, Chaseburg, WI
Lightly Salted Butter, 98.55
World Cheese Awards, 2005
Class 30. Mature Block Cheddar
awardBronze
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Raw Milk Sharp Cheddar
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Salted Butter
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Lightly Salted Butter, 99.50
Class White Milk
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic 2% White Milk, 98.00
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class CJ: Monterey Jack Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Wisconsin Raw Milk, Jack Style
Class EC: Cheddar from Cow's Milk (Aged Less Than 24 Months)
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Pasteurized Sharp Cheddar
Class RO: Unsalted Butter Made from Cow's Milk with, or without, Cultures
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
European Style Cultured Butter
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class CJ: Monterey Jack, All Milks
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Wisconsin Raw Milk Cheese, Jack Style
Class EC: Cheddar, Cow's Milk (Aged Less Than 12 Months)
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Raw Sharp Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 17. Salted Butter
awardThird Prize
Organic Valley, Chaseburg, WI
Salted butter, 98.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 33. Salted Butter
awardThird Award
Organic Valley, Chaseburg, WI
Organic Salted Butter, 99.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardThird Prize
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Sharp Cheddar, 95.75