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 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Baby Swiss Block, 99.1
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss Wheel, 98.35
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Baby Swiss Block, 97.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 11. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Baby Swiss block, 98.8
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss wheel, 98.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Swiss Wheel, 98.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.925
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.9
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 11 Swiss Style Cheese
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss wheel, 98.5
Class 20 Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss block, 99.65
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss wheel, 97.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss, 99.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.95
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.55
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 12. Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Swiss Wheel, 98
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 98.35
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.00
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked Baby Swiss, 99.50
Class 14. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 99.05
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 97.90
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 20 Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss wheel, 99.1
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 95.65
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 95.3
Class 15. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 98.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 12. Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20 lb rindless Swiss wheel, 96.55
Class 19. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20lb Baby Swiss wheel, 97.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 97.45
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 96.85
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 17 Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
20# Baby Swiss wheel, 96.6
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
40# Block Baby Swiss, 96.55
Class 36 Smear Ripened Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
5# German-style Brick Cheese Loaf, 98.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Swisse Kase Golden Brick
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.15
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 98.95
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 12. Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Rindless Swiss, 98.15
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Rindless Swiss, 98.1
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss , 96.8
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Swisse Kase Smoked Baby Swiss
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.45
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 10. Swiss Style Cheese
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 97.8
Class 17. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.3
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss, 97.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.6
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 99.55
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.2
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Style Brick, 99.45
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Style Brick, 99.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  13 - Rindless Swiss Style Cheese
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Rindless Swiss Wheel, 96.80
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Swiss, 98.65
Class 5. Brick/Muenster
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Brick, 95
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Wisconsin Swiss Wheel, 98.75
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 98.55
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Swiss Wheel, 98.95
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Swiss Wheel, 98.7
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 98.3
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 97.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 8. Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Wisconsin Wheel Swiss
Class 13. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel
Class 26. Smear Ripened Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss, 98.5
Class 5. Brick/Muenster
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Brick, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked 20# Swiss Wheel
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Swiss Wheel, 97.75
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Block Baby Swiss, 97.65
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked Swiss Wheel, 98.85
Class 13. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Brick, 98.95
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 13. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.4
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Block, 98.2
Class 29. Open Class for Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Wisconsin Wheel Swiss Cheese, 99.1
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 16. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardFirst Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Brick, 98.90
awardThird Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Aged Brick, 97.80
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 98.60
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.15
Class 15. Open Class for Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 98.90
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.85
Class 11. Smear Ripened Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Brick, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Limburger, 98.10
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 5. Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Wisconsin Swiss Wheel
Class 9. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Swiss Styles
awardSecond Place
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Braun Suisse Kase Baby Swiss, 98.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Brick, 99.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 12. Baby Swiss Style
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss wheel, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.75
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
German Style Brick, 99.45
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Baby Swiss Loaf, 99.85
awardSecond Prize
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Smoked Baby Swiss Loaf, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 14. Baby Swiss
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 11. Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 10. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 12. Baby Swiss Style
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 12. Baby Swiss
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 13. Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Whole Milk Baby Swiss Slab Loaf
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 8. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Natural Smoked Baby Swiss
Class 11. Baby Swiss
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss
awardSecond Award
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Baby Swiss