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 1. Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
White Cheddar cut from 640 lb, 98.7
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Colby Jack - cut from 640, 99.55
Class 20. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese Slices, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Swiss Cheese Slices, 99.5
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Easy Melt Loaf, 99.1
Class 21. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack and American with Red Bell & Jalapeno, 98.5
Class 66. Whey
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Dried Sweet Whey, 99.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Col American Slices, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack & American Cheese, 99.25
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Cheese Food with Jalapeno Peppers, 99.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Colby/Jack, 99.55
Class 76. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
American Swiss Past Proc Cheese Slices , 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 1. Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Cheddar, 99.5
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Mild Cheddar, 99.4
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.25
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno/Habanero Peppers, 99.4
Class 18. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Col American Slices, 98.8
Class 19. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack & American Cheese with Red Bell & Jalapeno Peppers, 99.35
Class 59. Whey
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Dried Sweet Whey, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 98.7
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 98
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 1 Cheddar, Mild (0 to 3 months)
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Mild Cheddar, 99.7
Class 64 Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Swiss Slice, 98.75
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 17. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Past Process American Swiss Cheese Slices, 99.4
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Past Process American Cheese Slice, 99.2
Class 18. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Past Process Hot Pepper Cheese Food, 99.55
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Past Process American and Monterey Jack w/ Peppers, 98.45
Class 56. Whey
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Dried Sweet Whey, 99.9
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Dried Sweet Whey, 99.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 99.8
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Hot Pepper Cheese, 99.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 71. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Slice Cheese, 98.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 1. Cheddar
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Cheddar (White Mild), 99.1
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack/Jalapeno Peppers, 99.6
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack/Jalapeno & Habenero Peppers, 99.35
Class 18. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Swiss Slices, 99.7
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Col American Slices, 99.45
Class 19. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Monterey Jack & American w/ Jalapeno Peppers, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 16. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American, 97.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 63 Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process Amerian Cheese Loaf, 98.5
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Slice Cheese, 98.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.25
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Colby Jack, 99.7
Class 19. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Processed American Swiss Slice, 99.9
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Processed Col American Cheese Slice, 99.45
Class 20. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Processed Cheese Food with Jalapenos, 99.6
Class 69. Whey
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Sweet Whey, 99.6
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 17. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Cheese Food with Jalapeño Peppers, 98.6
awardThird Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
American Swiss Pasteurized Process Cheese, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 1. Cheddar, Mild (0-3 Months)
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Mild White Cheddar, 99.5
Class 63. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
White American Cheese EZ melt loaf, 98.8
Class 64. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Hot Pepper, 98
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 1. Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Cheddar, 99.6
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/Jal & Hab, 98.15
Class 19. Unflavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
White American PP Cheese, 99.35
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Col. American PP Cheese, 99
Class 20. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheese
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Hot Pepper PP Cheese Food, 98
Class 60. Whey
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Sweet Whey, 99.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Swiss American, 99.6
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process White American, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 58 Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Cheese Food with Hot Peppers, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 19. Open Class Flavored Process Cheese
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Hot Pepper Cheese Loaf , 97.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 15. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardBlue Ribbon
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Colored American Pasteurized Process, 99.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/Jalapeno/Habanero Peppers , 99.2
Class 14. Pasteurized Processed Cheese
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process White American Cheese , 99.7
Class 44. Whey
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Sweet Whey , 97
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 33. Pepper Flavored (American Styles)
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Cheddar with Chipotle Chiles, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Habanero and Jalapeno Peppers, 99.45
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Pepper, 99.3
Class 46. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese Loaf, 96.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 98.6
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.6
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/ Habanero, 99.45
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack w/Jalapeno, 99.2
Class 14. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American Cheese Slices, 99.6
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process Swiss Cheese Slices, 99.4
Class 41. Whey
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Sweet Whey, 98
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  43 - Pepper Flavored 'American' Style Cheeses (Cheddar, Colby, Jack)
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Habanero Peppers, 99.35
Class  58 - Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese, 99.10
Class  77 - Open Class Shredded Cheese
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Blend of Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheeses, 98.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.1
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 39. Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Cheese Food w/ Jalapeno Peppers
Class 50. Open Class for Shredded Cheese
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Fancy Shredded Cheddar
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 12. Pasteurized Process
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process Colored American Cheese - B, 98.43
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Colby Jack, 99.78
Class 12. Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardFirst Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
PP Colored American Cheese, 99.80
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
PP White American Cheese, 99.13
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 13. Pasteurized Process Cheese, Cheese Food, Spread
awardSecond Prize
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process White American Cheese, 98.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 32. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Pasteurized Process American Cheese Loaf
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Aged Cheddar
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.30
Class Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.25
Class Flavored Natural
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Pepper Jack, 98.60
Class Pasteurized Process Cheese Food, Cheese Spread
awardSecond Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process American/Swiss Cheese, 99.15
awardThird Place
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Process Cheese Food w/ Jalapeno Peppers, 99.10
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 26. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Swiss Pasteurized Process Cheese, 98.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Arena, WI
Colby Deli Horns from Cheese Team A