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 Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 97. Flavored Butter
awardThird Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Unsalted Cultured Butter, 98.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 77 Soft & Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Sarah Select with Peppers, 98.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class RM: Butters, Butter with or without cultures - Made from Goat's, Sheep's or Mixed Milks
awardThird Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Goat Butter
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 22. Mixed Milk Cheese
awardThird Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko, 97.55
Class 30. Cultured Butter
awardSecond Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Cultured Butter with Sea Salt, 96.15
Class 31. Open Class Flavored Butter
awardSecond Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Garlic/Basil Butter, 97.805
Class 32. Non-Bovine Cream Butter
awardFirst Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Goat Butter, 95.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class RM: Butters, Butter with or without cultures – made from goat’s, sheep’s or mixed milks
awardFirst Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Goat Butter
Class RF: Butters, Flavor Added – spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits – all milks
awardSecond Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Maple Syrup Butter
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 70 Flavored Soft & Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Sarah Select, 98.1
Class 75 Goat's, Sheep's & Mixed Milk Butter
awardSecond Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
sheep/cow butter, 96.8
awardThird Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Cow/Goat blended butter, 96.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class RM: Butters, Butter Made from Goat, Sheep, and/or Mixed Milks
awardSecond Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Goat Butter
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 21. Mixed Milk Cheese
awardFirst Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko-Blend of Cow/Goat Milk, 97.2
awardSecond Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Feddost Cow/Goat Blend w/Cumin and Clove, 95.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 20. Goat Milk Cheese
awardThird Prize
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Mountain Jack, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 74. Soft & Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Sarah Select Reserve, 98.45
awardThird Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Sarah Select, 98.35
Class 75. Flavored Soft & Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Smoked Sarah Select, 97.7
Class 77. Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko Reserve, 98.55
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 8: Cheese made with the milk of more than one animal
awardGold
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class DS: American Made/International Style, Sheep's Milk and/or Mixed Milks
awardThird Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 21. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 59. Flavored Soft/Semi-soft Mixed Milk
awardBest of Class
Nordic Creamery, Plain, WI
Sarah Select with Peppers, 97.6
awardThird Award
Nordic Creamery, Plain, WI
Feddost, 95.85
Class 61. Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Nordic Creamery, Plain, WI
Smoked Capriko, 99
awardSecond Award
Nordic Creamery, Plain, WI
Capriko Reserve, 98.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class CS: American Originals, Sheep's Milk and/or Mixed Milks
awardFirst Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko
Class KP: Cheeses Flavored with Crushed or Whole Peppercorns or Savory Spices
awardSecond Place
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Feddost
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  72 - Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Nordic Creamery, Westby, WI
Capriko, 98.90