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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World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 7. Bandaged Cheddar, Sharp to Aged
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
3 year old bandage cheddar, 98.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 6 Bandaged Cheddar, Mild to Medium
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Medium Cheddar Midget, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 6. Bandaged Cheddar, Mild to Medium
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Medium Flavored Cheddar, 98.9
Class 52. Pepper Flavored 'American' Style Cheeses (Cheddar & Colby)
awardSecond Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Chipotle flavored Cheddar, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 44 Pepper Flavored 'American-style' Cheeses (Cheddar & Colby)
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Chipotle Cheddar 40# block, 98.5
Class 48 Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Shelf cured Cracked Peppercorn Cheddar, 98.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 8. Colby
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Colby Block, 99.6
Class 48. Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Peppercorn cheddar, 97.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 42 Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Shelf dried Peppercorn Cheddar, 98.2
Class 49 Reduced Fat Soft & Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
33% reduced fat Monterey Jack , 99.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 7. Bandaged Cheddar, Sharp to Aged
awardThird Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Cheddar Midget Bandaged, 98.3
Class 48. Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Peppercorn Cheddar, 97.9
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Colby
Class EP: Cheddars, Cheddar Flavored with Peppers; Peppercorns; Garlic, Onions
awardThird Place
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Chipotle Cheddar
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 37. Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Cheddar Daisy with Cracked Peppercorn, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  6 - Bandaged Cheddar, Mild to Medium
awardThird Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Bandaged Cheddar, Mild to Medium, 97.60
Class  47 - Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Shelf Cured Cheddar with Peppercorn, 98.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 5. Colby
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Heritage Colby
Class 30. Open Class for Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Tomato Basil Cheddar
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 5. Colby
awardSecond Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Colby, 97.9
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 3. Colby
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Colby, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 1. Cheddar
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Cheddar
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Colby