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 CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster Cheese
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Traditional Smoked Brick
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 13. Smoked Cheese
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.2
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Quesos Para Fundir, 99.675
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 37. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.6
Class 13. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.575
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.475
Class 26. Latin American Cheese
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Queso Para Fundir, 99.075
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 31 Brick & Muenster
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.75
Class 59 Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Reduced sodium muenster, 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99
Class 13. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 12. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.60
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 31 Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.8
Class 58 Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Reduced sodium Muenster, 98.4
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Reduced sodium Muenster, 98.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.4
Class 13. Smoked Flavored Cheese
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Smoked Brick, 99.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 31. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
5# Brick Loaf, 98.05
Class 39. Quesos para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
5# Asadero Wheel, 99.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 28 Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
5# Brick Loaf, 99.15
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 40. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., Wiota, WI
Asadero, 99.1
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., Wiota, WI
Asadero, 98.7
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 98.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  40 - Quesos para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Asadero Wheel, 98.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 21. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick
Class 25. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Asadero Wheels
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss Wheels, 97.6
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.30
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Brick, 99.30
awardSecond Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 9. Baby Swiss Style
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.5
Class 12. Baby Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Prize
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 12. Baby Swiss Style
awardSecond Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby swiss
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 12. Baby Swiss
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Baby Swiss
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardThird Award
Zimmerman Cheese, Inc., South Wayne, WI
Muenster