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 Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2016
Class 0. Overall--Cheese & Butter
awardGrand Champion
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Aged Butterkase, 99.45
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Smoked Gouda, 99.45
Class 18. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Aged Butterkase, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style – 30 Month
awardThird Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields Butterkase Style – 12 Month
awardThird Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style
Class HD: Italian Type Cheeses, Traditional Regional Italian Cheeses - all milks
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Asiago Fresca
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Open Category - Cheeses with Flavor Added - all milks and mixed milks
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields w/red chillies and mushrooms
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 42. Smoked Gouda
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Smoked Big Eds Gouda with BBQ Rub, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata types (Provolone, Caciocavallo) - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Asiago Fresca Aged 5 Months
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 23. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 6 Bandaged Cheddar, Mild to Medium
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Old English Style Cheddar, aged 6 mon, 99
Class 54 Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields Aged 15 mon, 99.25
Class 55 Open Class: Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style Aged 18 mon, 99.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class DD: American Made / International Style, Dutch-style (Gouda, Edam etc.) - all milks
awardThird Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Big Eds 12 months Gouda Style
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine Style 8months
Class EC: Cheddars, Cheddar - aged up to 12 months - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Pastures Aged Cheddar Style 12 months
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 21. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine, 99.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 7. Bandaged Cheddar, Sharp to Aged
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Old English Farmhouse Style Cheddar Aged 10 months, 98.1
Class 55. Open Class: Flavored Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Asiago Fresca with Rosemary, 98.8
Class 61. Open Class: Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Snowfields Aged over 2 yrs, 99.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 20. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxony Alpine, 98.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 34 Gouda, Aged
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Big Eds, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class EW: Cheddars, Cheddar Wrapped in Cloth, Linen - Aged Up To 12 Months - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Pastures
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 48 Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
A young, firm and nutty alpine style cheese, 99
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CK: American Originals, Oka
awardFirst Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Green Fields
Class EB: Cheddars, Cheddars Wrapped in Cloth, Linen, Aged More Than 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Pastures
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 53. Hard Goat’s Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
LaClare Farm Evalon Goats Milk Cheese, 98.95