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 15. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.75
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunk Bleu Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.7
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 16. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.9
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.7
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 72. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.25
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic and Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.1
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.6
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.55
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class KS: Flavored Cheeses, Cold Pack Cheese and Spreads with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Pepper Jack Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 16. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunky Bleu Flavor Cold Pack, 99.4
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 60 Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic and Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.45
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.2
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 12. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.3
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.65
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack, 98.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style - all milks
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 16. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic and Herb Cold Pack, 99
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 67. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.25
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.05
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Creek Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99
Class 68. Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garden Vegetable Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 98.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.35
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.3
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style - All Milks
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 15. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack, 99.60
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 59 Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.4
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Hot Habanero Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.35
Class 60 Cold Pack Cheese Spreads
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Smoked Big Russ Premium Beer Cheese Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 98.95
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack, 98.1
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chardonnay & Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack, 97.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style – All Milks
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food
Class SF: Cheese Spreads, Cold pack cheese food and cheese spreads – Flavor Added – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – maximum moisture 44% – All Milks
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 16. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack, 99.45
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack, 98.9
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 59. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar, 99.8
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond, 99.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.8
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.25
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Cold Pack Cheese Food, 97.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack, 99.65
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack, 99.6
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Smokey Bacon Flavor Cold Pack, 99.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 53 Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Jalapeno Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food
Class SF: Cheese Spreads, Cold Pack Cheese Food and Cheese Spreads with Flavor Added - spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits - All Milks
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chardonnay & Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Foods
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.05
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 97.05
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 96.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack, 98.95
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack, 98.75
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar and Merlot Cold Pack, 98.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 58. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Foods
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food , 98.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Port Wine, 98.9
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar, 98.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 44. Cold Pack Cheese
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 13. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss Almond Cold Pack, 99
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond Extra Sharp & Merlot Cold Pack, 97
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class SC : Cheese Spreads, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond Ex Sharp Cold Pack Cheese Food
Class SF: Cheese Spreads, Flavor added, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond Merlot & Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Jalapeno Horseradish Cold Pack Cheese Food
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss Almond, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond Extra Sharp Cheddar, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  55 - Cold Pack Cheese
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.40
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 11. Cold Pack Cheese
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack, 99.4
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Extra Sharp Cold Pack, 99.35
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack, 98.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class SF: Cheese Spreads, Flavor Added, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Pine River Swiss Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Pine River Horseradish Cold Pack Cheese Food
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 35. Cold Pack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 11. Cold Pack Cheese
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Pine River Swiss Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.2
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Pine River Horseradish Cold Pack Cheese Food, 96.63
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond Merlo & Extra Sharp Cheddar, 96.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class SF: Cheese Spreads, Flavor Added, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Pine River Horseradish Cold Pack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.3
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond Merlot and White Extra Sharp Cold Pack, 98.9
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cold Pack, 98.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 35. Cold Pack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Black Diamond 2 Yr. Old White Cheddar Cold Pack, 99.8
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 11. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardFirst Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Flavor Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.45
awardSecond Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.20
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.13
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 12. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Horseradish Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 12. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & herb cold pack cheese food, 98.55
awardThird Prize
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & almond cold pack cheese food, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 24. Cold Pack Cheese
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic & Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 12. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss & Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 25. Cold Pack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic and Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 20. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Cold Pack Cheese Food
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 12. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Swiss and Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic and Herb Cold Pack Cheese Food
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 10. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Garlic herb cold pack cheese food
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 11. Cold Pack
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
French Onion Cold Pack Cheese Food
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 9. Cold Pack
awardThird Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Pecan 'N Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food