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 IS: Feta Cheeses, Feta - made from Sheep's, mixed or other milks
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Sheep Milk Feta
Class OU: Sheep’s Milk Cheeses, Sheep's Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 days
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Donatello
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 27. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Donatello, 99
awardThird Prize
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Montague, 98.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 90. Hard Sheep's Milk Cheeses (9 Months or longer)
awardSecond Award
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Donatello 7/15/15 m, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CS: American Originals, Original Recipe / Open Category - Sheep's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Ovella
Class CX: American Originals, Original Recipe / Open Category - Mixed or Other Milks
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Weird Sisters
Class IS: Feta Cheeses, Feta - Sheep's, Mixed or Other Milks
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Traditional Feta
Class OU: Sheep’s Milk Cheeses Aged Over 60 days
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Donatello
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 76 Hard Sheep's Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Donatello, 99.35
Class 80 Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Weird Sisters, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Cheese Curds – Plain
Class IS: Feta Cheeses, Feta - made from sheep's or mixed milks
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Traditional Feta
Class KL: Flavored Cheeses, Cheese Curds with Flavor Added - all milks
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pizza Curds
Class OT: Sheep’S Milk Cheeses, Sheep's Milk Cheese Aged 31 to 60 days
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Fleance
Class OU: Sheep’S Milk Cheeses, Sheep's Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 days
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Donatello
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 25. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Ovella, 98.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Marble Colby
Class DC: American Made/International Style, Open Category - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Willi
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Marble Colby
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Marbled Colby
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class DC: American Made/International Style, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Heide
Class OO: Fresh Sheep's Milk Cheeses, Open to all Shapes and Styles of Rindless, Unaged, Fresh Sheep Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Lamb
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Marbled Colby
Class LD: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Cheddars
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Salmon and Dill
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pepper Jack
Class DF: American Made/International Style, Flavor Added Dutch Style
awardFirst Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Cumin & Clove Dutch Style
Class EG: Cheddar from Goat's Milk, Aged Less than 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Goat Cheddar
Class LD: Smoked Cheddars
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Smoked Cheddar with Smoked Salmon
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  63 - Semi-soft Goat's Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Goat Milk Jack, 98.85
Class  72 - Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Goat/Cow Milk Blend Cheddar, 98.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pepper Jack
Class EF: Cheddars, Flavor Added - Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits, Any Age
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Caraway Cheddar
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pesto Cheddar
Class JR: Light/Lite & Reduced Fat Cheeses (25-50% reduction in fat per serving)
awardFirst Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Farmers
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 30. Open Class for Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pesto Cheddar
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars (aged longer than 49 months)
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Prairie Premium Cheddar Five Years
Class JR: Light/Lite & Reduced Fat Cheeses (25-50% reduction in fat per serving)
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Farmer's Cheese
Class LD: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Cheddars
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Smoked Cheddar
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class DC: American Made/International Style, Open Category Made with Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Havarti
Class EM: Mature Cheddars, Aged Longer than 25 Months
awardFirst Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Sharp Cheddar
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 11. Havarti
awardThird Award
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Havarti