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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ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardSecond Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Cheddar Cheese Curds
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) - all milks
awardSecond Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Hand Stretched String Cheese
awardThird Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Cesar’s String Cheese
awardThird Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Oaxaca String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 7. String Cheese
awardThird Prize
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Hand Stretched Oaxaca String Cheese, 99
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 31. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Hand Stretched String Cheese, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Cesar's String Cheese, 98.5
awardThird Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
String Cheese batch 3, 98.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Cesar's Cheese, Columbus, WI
Hand-Stretched String Cheese, 99.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 7. Mozzarella
awardThird Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Hand Stretched Oaxaca String Cheese, 99.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Hand-Stretched String Cheese, 98.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 30. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Whole Cow's Milk, Hand Stretched string cheese, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Oaxaca String Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 26 String Cheese
awardThird Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Oaxaca string cheese, hand crafted, RBGH free, cow milk farmstead fresh, 96.9
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 9. String Cheese
awardThird Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Oaxaca Hand Stretched String Cheese, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 26. String Cheese
awardThird Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Whole milk stretched by hand natural flavor, 99
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
String Cheese, 99.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types - Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Oaxaca String Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 9. String Cheese
awardSecond Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
String Cheese , 98.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 26. String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Queso Oaxaca String Cheese, 97.75