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

5,371 AWARDS

& counting...

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ACS Cheese Competition, 2017
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Robin
Class EA: Cheddars, Aged Cheddar - aged over 12 and up to 24 months - all milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged over 24 and up to 48 months - all milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Imperial Buck
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged over 48 months - all milks
awardThird Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek 7 Year Proprietor’s Grand Reserve Specialty Cheddar
Class PC: Marinated Cheeses, Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Moon Rabbit
International Cheese Awards, 2017
Class DPS102: The Treif UK Award - Trophy Awarded to Best Label Design - outright
awardTrophy
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The MoonRabbit
Class DP95: Cheese - any variety that contains sweet additives; hard and semi-hard cheese. Produced outside UK only.
awardSilver
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The MoonRabbit
Class DP282: Best USA Cheese - Cheddar - Mature
awardGold
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Fawn
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Vat 17 World Cheddar
Class DP283: Best USA Cheese - Cheddar - Extra Mature/Vintage
awardGold
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
awardSilver
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Imperial Buck
Class DP290: Best USA Cheese - Any variety not in the above classes
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The MoonRabbit
Class DP370: Label Class; Presented on a Branded Pack - Presentation Only
awardGold
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The MoonRabbit
awardSilver
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Blue Jay
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Robin
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2017
Class 19. Open Class - Soft and Spreadable Cheese
awardSecond Prize
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
Fresh Goat's Milk Cheese, 99.275
Class 25. Natural Goat Milk Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
Aged Goat Cheese, 99.65
Class 27. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardSecond Prize
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
Blended Cheese with Goat and Cow Milk, 99.25
awardThird Prize
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Malone, WI
A Blend of Cow and Goat Milk, 99
World Cheese Awards, 2016
Class 5210 Mature traditional Cheddar made 01/10/15 and 30/01/16 - sweeter flavour
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Fawn
Class 5224 Any creamery Cheddar made on or before 31/05/15 - sweeter flavour
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Vat 17 World Cheddar
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class EA: Cheddars, Aged Cheddar - aged over 12 and up to 24 months - all milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged over 24 and up to 48 months - all milks
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Imperial Buck
Class PC: Marinated Cheeses, Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Moon Rabbit
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 23. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardThird Prize
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Fawn, 99.475
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5210 Mature traditional Cheddar made between 01/10/14 and 30/01/15 - sweeter flavour
awardSilver
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Fawn
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class EC: Cheddars, Cheddar - Aged up to 12 months - Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Fawn
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - Aged over 24 and up to 48 Months - All Milks
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
Class KE: Flavored Cheeses, Cheddar with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardThird Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Doe
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Colby - Deer Creek "The Robin", 99.225
World Cheese Awards, 2014
Class 5224 Any creamery Cheddar made on or before 31/05/13 - sweeter flavour
awardSilver
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Winter Buck
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class EA: Cheddars, Aged Cheddar - aged over 12 and up to 24 months - all milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
awardThird Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek 1 Year Select Double A Grade Cheddar
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged over 24 and up to 48 months - all milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Vat 17 World Cheddar
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Reduced Fat Cheese with Flavor Added - all milks
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Apollo’s Gift Naturally Healthy with Peppers
World Cheese Awards, 2013
Class 5210 Mature traditional Cheddar made between 01/10/12 and 30/01/13 – sweeter flavour
awardSilver
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek "The Fawn"
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class EA: Cheddars, Aged Cheddar - Aged Over 12 and Up To 24 Months - All Milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
Class EC: Cheddars, Cheddar - Aged Up To 12 Months - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek “The Fawn”
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - Aged Over 48 Months - All Milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Proprietor’s Grand Reserve
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Private Reserve
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - Aged Over 24 and Up To 48 Months - All Milks
awardThird Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Reserve
World Cheese Awards, 2012
Class 5210 Mature traditional Cheddar made between 01/10/11 and 30/01/12 - sweeter flavour
awardSilver
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek “The Fawn”
Class 5224 Any creamery Cheddar made on or before 31/05/11 - sweeter flavour
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Vat 17
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class EC: Cheddars, Cheddar from Cow's Milk, (aged Less than 12 months) EC: Cheddar - Aged Up To 12 Months - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek “The Fawn”
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - Aged Over 24 and Up To 48 Months - All Milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Reserve
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Vat 17
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5213 Any creamery Cheddar made on or before 31/05/2010
awardGold
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Vat 17
awardBronze
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Reserve