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 5. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Grass Based Emmental, 99.05
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.7
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Gouda, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Brick
Class DE: American Made / International Style, Emmental-style with Eye Formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels) - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Emmental
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 26. Havarti, Flavored
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.25
Class 57. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheese, Medium Heat
awardSecond Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Pepper Havarti, 99.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Emmentaler, 98.05
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.45
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 98.25
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Brick Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 20. Havarti
awardBlue Ribbon
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti, 99.5
Class 21. Flavored Havarti
awardBlue Ribbon
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Dill Havarti, 98.875
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 23 Havarti
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti, 99.45
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti, 98.75
Class 24 Havarti, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.05
awardSecond Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Dill Havarti, 99
Class 34 Edam & Gouda
awardSecond Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Gouda, 98.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Brick Cheese
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Class DE: American Made / International Style, Emmental-style with Eye Formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels) - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Sweet Swiss
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Emmentaler
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Reduced Fat Lacey Swiss, 98.95
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 25. Havarti, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti with Dill, 99.3
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti with Dill, 98.65
Class 40. Smoked Gouda
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Gouda, 99.4
Class 53. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti with Jalapeno Pepper, 98.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Sweet Swiss
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Gouda
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 20. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Cellar Aged Grass Based Gouda, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 53 Open Class Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Butterkase, 99.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Class KH: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Havarti - Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Vegetable Havarti
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 45. Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti with Chapolti, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Class DD: American Made/International Style, Dutch Style - All Milks
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Gouda Cellar Aged Grass Based
Class KH: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Havarti - spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits - All Milks
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Onion Havarti
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 16. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Lacey Swiss, 99.1
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 20 Havarti
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Plain havarti, 99.05
Class 50 Reduced Fat Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Reduced fat, low sodium lacey swiss, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
Class DD: American Made/International Style, Dutch Style - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Cellar Aged Grass Based Gouda
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmentaler Style Made from Cow's Milk with Eye Formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks and Wheels, etc.)
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Grass Based Emmentaler
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 22. Havarti
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Emmentaler Swiss , 98.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CC: American Originals, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monroe, WI
Muenster
Class DD: American Made/International Style, Dutch Style, all Milks
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monroe, WI
St. Mary's Grass Fed Gouda
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monroe, WI
Cave Aged Gouda
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 20. Havarti
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti, 99.4
Class 27. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 99.65
Class 29. Edam, Gouda
awardSecond Award
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Gouda, 99.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 6. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster, 98.25
Class 17. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Gouda, 99
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmentaler Style, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monroe, WI
Emmentaler
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class KF: Flavored Cheeses, Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Havarti Pepper
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 21. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Plain Havarti, 98.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Emmentaler, Wheel Swiss, 98.35