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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ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Colby
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style - all milks
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cold Pack
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
Class KE: Flavored Cheeses, Cheddar with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Cheddar with Jalapenos
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 16. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Aged Brick Spread, 99.625
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Mild Brick Cheese
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged over 48 months - all milks
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
6 Year Aged Cheddar (White)
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
8 Year Aged Cheddar
World Cheese Awards, 2013
Class 5603 Processed cheese or processed cheese spread plain
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick Cheese Cold Pack
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - Aged Over 48 Months - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
8 Year Aged Cheddar
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Stirred Curd Colby, 99.25
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5603 Processed cheese or processed cheese spread plain
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Aged Brick Cheese Spread
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Colby
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with all Peppers - Chipotle, Jalapeno, Chili- All Milks
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Colby with Jalapenos
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Mild Brick
Class EP: Cheddars, Cheddar Flavored with Sweet, Savory, Jalapeno, Chipotle, Red, Green Peppers; Black, White, Green Peppercorns; Garlic, Onions
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Cheddar/Jalapenos
Class VA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture - All Milks
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Traditional Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Colby with Caraway Seeds, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 53 Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardThird Award
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
This is a very Aged Washed Rind Brick Cheese mixed with a Sharp White Cheddar, 98.9
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Mild Brick
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Colby
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars: Aged Between 25 and 48 months
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
4 Year Cheddar
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars: Aged Longer than 48 months
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
8 Year Cheddar
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cold Pack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Washed Rind Brick, 98.1
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 32. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick, Mild, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Colby
Class EE: Mature Cheddars: Aged Longer than 48 months
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
6 Year Aged Cheddar
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Colby, 99.2
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick, 99.35
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick, 99.55
World Cheese Awards, 2008
Class 43 Vintage creamery Cheddar made before 31/05/07
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
2 Year Aged Cheddar
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class CY: American Originals, Colby, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Colby
Class EX: Mature Cheddars: Aged Between 25 and 48 months
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
4 Year Aged Cheddar
Class EE: Mature Cheddars: Aged Longer than 49 months
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
10 Year Aged Cheddar
Class SC : Cheese Spreads, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cold Pack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick, 98.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class CY: American Originals, Colby, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Colby
Class EM: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars (aged 25 - 35 months)
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
2 1/2 Year Aged Cheddar
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars (aged 36 - 48 months)
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
4 Year Aged Cheddar
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars (aged longer than 49 months)
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Six Year Aged Cheddar
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
10 Year Aged Cheddar
Class KP: Flavored Cheeses, Crushed Or Whole Peppercorns Or Savory Spices
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Caraway Colby
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese Cold Pack, 99.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 35. Cold Pack Cheese
awardThird Award
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese Cold Pack
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 28a: Hard pressed or repressed Cheddar with savoury additives
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Cheddar with Jalapenos
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars (aged longer than 49 months)
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
6-Year Aged Cheddar
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, All Peppers (Chipolte, Jalapeno, Chilies), All Milks
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Cheddar with Jalapeno
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Stirred Curd Colby, 98.9
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 54. Rind Washed Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Rind Washed Brick Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class CY: Colby, Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Colby
Class EE: Mature Cheddars, Aged Longer than 49 Months
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Cheddar - 6 year
World Cheese Awards, 2004
Class 55. Rind Washed Cheese Not in Any Other Class
awardBronze
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Washed Rind Brick Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class CY: Colby -- Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Colby
Class EM: Mature Cheddars (Aged Longer Than 25 Months)
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Cheddar, 2-1/2 Years
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 28. Cold Pack Cheese
awardThird Award
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Aged Brick Cheese Cold Pack, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class CC: American Originals, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick
Class EA: Aged Cheddars (12 to 24 Months)
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Cheddar
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Stirred Curd Colby, 98.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2002
Class EA: Cheddars, Aged Cheese (9 months or more)
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Aged Cheddar
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Cateogry, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Brick Cheese Spread