Cheese Awards

We're going to need a bigger trophy case.

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 GM: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Cooking Hispanic - Cheeses intended to be consumed heated or melted - all milks
awardSecond Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Oaxaca
Class KG: Flavored Cheeses, Hispanic-Style with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Chihuahua with Jalapeno Peppers
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardThird Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese Block, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 48. Hispanic Melting Cheeses (Quesos para Fundir)
awardBest of Class
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Oaxaca Ball, 99.85
Class 107. Open Class: Shredded Cheese Blends, Flavored & Unflavored
awardSecond Award
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla/Queso Oaxaca Blend, 99.1
World Cheese Awards, 2015
Class 5318 Any other semi-soft cows' milk cheese not in any other class
awardBronze
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 16. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Fresco, 99.45
Class 20. Latin American Cheese
awardSecond Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers, 99.6
awardThird Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class GM: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Melting Hispanic
awardThird Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Chihuahua
Class KG: Flavored Cheeses, Hispanic-Style with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Chihuahua with Jalapeno Peppers
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.3
awardSecond Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.1
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 83 Open Class: Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored
awardSecond Award
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.95
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class GM: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Melting Hispanic - Cheeses intended to be consumed melted
awardThird Place
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla With Jalapeño Peppers, 99.35
Class 24. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 46. Hispanic Melting Cheeses (Quesos para Fundir)
awardBest of Class
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardThird Award
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Brick
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardThird Award
Chula Vista Cheese Co., Browntown, WI
Brick