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 FG: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from Goat's milk
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Barneveld Blue
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from Sheep's, mixed or other milks
awardFirst Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - all milks
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Pepper Jack
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class CX: American Originals, Original Recipe / Open Category - Mixed or Other Milks
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Triple Play
Class EG: Cheddars, Cheddar - Aged up to 12 months - Goat's, Sheep's, Buffalo's, Mixed, or Other Milk
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Sheep Milk Cheddar
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - Aged over 24 and up to 48 Months - All Milks
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Three Year Cheddar
Class FG: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Goat's Milk
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Barneveld Blue
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - Sheep's, Mixed or Other Milks
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 80 Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Triple Play, 98.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class FG: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from goat's milk
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Barneveld Blue
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from sheep's or mixed milks
awardFirst Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 84. Flavored Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue, 96.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class FG: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined - Made from Goat's Milk
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Barneveld Blue
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined - Made from Sheep's Milk or Mixed Milks
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 25 Gorgonzola
awardThird Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Gorgonzola Dolce, 97
Class 71 Soft & Semi-soft Sheep's Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Blue Paradise
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Sheep's or Mixed Milks
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Colby
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Sheep's or Mixed Milks
awardFirst Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 65 Soft & Semi-Soft Sheep’s Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue, 98.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Gorgonzola Dolce
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Sheep's or Mixed Milks
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue-Sheep
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 24. Gorgonzola
awardSecond Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Dolce Gorgonzola, 98.75
Class 70. Soft & Semi-Soft Sheep's Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Sheep Milk Blue, 98.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class CY: American Originals, Colby, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Marble Jack
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddars (aged longer than 49 months)
awardFirst Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
10 year Sharp Cheddar