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 12. Smoked Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Double Smoked Cheddar, 98.75
Class 15. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.5
Class 23. Goat Milk Cheese
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blueberry Vanilla Chevrai, 99.35
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Bruschetta Chevrai, 99.25
Class 26. Open Class Cheese
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Cheddar Parmesan, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Colby
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Aged Asiago, Domestic Parmesan, Grana, Reggianito, Sardo; Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk) - all milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Aged Asiago
Class KE: Flavored Cheeses, Cheddar with Flavor Added - all milks
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Hatch Pepper Cheddar
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - all milks
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Pepper Jack
Class LD: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Cheddars - all milks
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Double Smoked Cheddar
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Colby Jack Cheese, 99.4
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Monterey Jack Cheese, 98.85
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Reserve Blue Cheese, 99.125
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Vintage Blue Cheese, 98.825
Class 14. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar, 99.375
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Cheddar Parmesan, 99.2
Class 15. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Liederkranz Cheese, 99.6
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Extra Sharp Cheddar Spread, 98.8
Class 24. Flavored Goat Milk Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Cranberry Cinnamon Goat Cheese, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Honey Vanilla Chevre, 99.4
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5246 Any other semi-hard cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Aged Asiago Cheese
Class 5313 Any other mould ripened, soft or unpressed cows' milk cheese - plain
awardSilver
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Liederkranz Cheese
Class 5318 Any other semi-soft cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardSilver
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Colby Jack Cheese
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Colby Cheese
Class 5405 Gorgonzola - Dolce/creamy
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola Cheese
Class 5408 Blue vein cheese any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardSuper Gold
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Reserve Blue Cheese
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Vintage Blue Cheese
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Blue Cheese
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Smokehaus Blue Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Team Hennings Mango Fire Cheddar, 99.25
Class 15. Open Class Soft Cheese
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Team Nasonville Mediterranean Feta Cheese, 99.075
Class 23. Open Class Cheese
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Cheddar Cheese with Parmesan Notes, 97.9
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Double Smoked Cheddar, 97.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Colby
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Reserve Blue Cheese, 99.075
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blue Cheese, 98.875
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.725
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 49 Open Class: Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Pizzano Cheddar Cheese, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Saputo Specialty Cheese for Salemville – Reserve Blue Cheese
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan) - all milks; Romano made only from cow's or goat's milk and not from sheep's milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Parmesan
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - all milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.25
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.1
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.05
Class 9. Feta
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Mediterranean Feta, 98.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 52. Pepper Flavored 'American' Style Cheeses (Cheddar & Colby)
awardThird Award
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Kiel, WI
Mango Fire Cheddar, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Colby
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Three Alarm Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Colby, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.30
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 41 Smear Ripened Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Liederkranz, 98.85
Class 43 Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Pepper Jack Cheese, 98.6
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5211 Mature block creamery Cheddar made between 01/10/11 and 30/01/12 - traditional flavour
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Mature Cheddar
Class 5317 Rind washed cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Liederkranz
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack, 99.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Creek Colby
Class DE: American Made/International Style, Emmental Style with Eye Formation - Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Stella Swiss
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Monterey Jack - Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Morel & Leek Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Bruschetta Jack
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Habanero Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.35
Class 8. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola, 99.35
Class 15. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Liederkranz, 98.05
Class 21. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Aged Asiago, 98.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 16. Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
il Giardino Provolone Mandarini, 98.5
Class 24. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola, 99.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola, 98.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar: Aged Longer than 48 months
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Diamond 5 Year Cheddar
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Blue Cheese
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Morel & Leek Jack, 99.25
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Liederkranz, 98
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5403: Gorgonzola
awardBronze
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CL: American Originals, Liederkranz
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Liederkranz
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Smokehaus Blue Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Smokehaus Blue Cheese, 98.7
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola, 98
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class SC : Cheese Spreads, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Diamond Ex. Sharp Cold Pack Cheese Food
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Blue Cheese, 98.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 53. Retail Packaging
awardBest of Class
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Diamond Extra Sharp Cheddar
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 21b: Blue vein cheese made outside the UK, any variety, uncut, foil wrapped
awardSilver
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola produced by Salemville Co-Op
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola, 99.25
World Cheese Awards, 2006
Class 24. Processed Cheese or Processed Cheese Spread Plain
awardSilver
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Black Diamond Extra Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Spread
Class 27a. Other Smoked Cheese - Soft/Semi Soft
awardGold
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Great Midwest Smokey Jack
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class CP: Monterey Jack with Flavors, Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Roasted Red Pepper Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Gorgonzola Wheel, 96.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheese Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Black River Gorgonzola
Class FC: Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Salemville Gorgonzola Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class FC: Blue-Veined Cheese, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Mayville, WI
Black River Blue