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
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.125
Class 22. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
gouda, 98.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 39. Gouda, Mild
awardSecond Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, Mild, 99.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 98.65
Class 16. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.6
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.825
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 35 Gouda, Aged
awardThird Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Aged Gouda, 98.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 98.85
Class 15. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 20. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 98.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick Cheese, 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.30
Class 19. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.4
Class 17. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 35. Gouda
awardSecond Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 98.85
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 0. Overall--Cheese & Butter
awardGrand Champion
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.5
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.7
Class 17. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 18. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 28 Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Brick, 99.05
Class 17. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 37. Gouda, Aged
awardSecond Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, Aged, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 18. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda , 98.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 29. Edam, Gouda
awardBest of Class
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.7
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 17. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.3
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 18. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  36 - Gouda
awardThird Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 98.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 19. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 99.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 23. Edam, Gouda
awardBest of Class
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Juda, WI
Gouda
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 15. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardFirst Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 98.63
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 21. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Prize
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Gouda, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 46. Hard Sheep's Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Manchego, 98.0
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 24. Vanilla Ice Cream
awardThird Place
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI
Vanilla Ice Cream, 95.00