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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World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 72. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Habanero, 99.55
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Habanero, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 57 Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American, 98.8
Class 58 Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss n' Pepper, 98.65
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss n' Pepper, 98.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 62. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Process Swiss/American, 99.1
Class 63. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Process Swiss/Pepper, 97.9
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 39. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
White American, 98.1
Class 40. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Cheese Food with Onion, 99.5
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Hot Pepper with Smoke Flavor, 98.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 31. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
American Colored Pasteurized Process Cheese, 97.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 26. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese, 98.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 13. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss N Pepper, 98.8
awardSecond Prize
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss N Pepper, 98.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 27. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese, 99.2
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese, 99.05
Class 28. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss & Pepper Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, 99.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 21. Pasteurized Process Cheese/Cheese Food/Spread
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 21.  Pasteurized Process Cheese / Cheese Food / Spread
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Swiss American Pasteurized Process Cheese with Caraway
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese/Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
awardThird Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 11. Pasteurized Process Cheese/Cheese Food
awardSecond Award
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Smoked swiss-n-peppers
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 12. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Process Swiss American
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 10. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Welcome Dairy, Inc., Colby, WI
Pasteurized Process Cheese Food with Peppers