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 1. Cheddar
awardThird Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Cheddar, 98.45
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.3
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 4. Cheddar, Aged One to Two Years
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
NHZ4 V.13 Land O'Lakes Kiel, 99.65
Class 5. Cheddar, Aged Two Years or Longer
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
DNY6 V.54 Land O'Lakes Kiel, 98
Class 106. Open Class: Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Essential Everyday Shredded Colby Jack, 98.95
Class 107. Open Class: Shredded Cheese Blends, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Harris Teeter Shredded Mozzarella Provolone with Spice Blend, 99.55
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar, 97.45
awardSecond Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar, 96.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 3 Cheddar, Sharp (6 months to 1 year)
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 98.85
Class 5 Cheddar, Aged 2 Years or Longer
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar Cheese, 98.8
Class 83 Open Class: Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Colby Jack Cheese, 98.85
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardThird Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 99.2
Class 13. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardSecond Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Reduced Fat Colby Jack, 98.55
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 89. Open Class: Shredded Cheese
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Gourmet Cheddar Blend - Wisconsin, New York and Vermont Cheddar Cheese, 98.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Sharp Cheddar (Land O'Lakes, Kiel), 99.58
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar (Land O'Lakes, Kiel), 99.35
Class 23. Open Class Cheese
awardThird Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Gourmet Sharp Cheddar Blend, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 81 Open Class Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Italian Blend - Shredded LMPS Mozzarella, Provolone, Asiago, Parmesan and Romano Cheeses, 99.7
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Gourmet Sharp Blend - Shredded Wisconsin, New York and Vermont Cheddar Cheeses, 99.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardThird Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar, 97.7
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 76 Open Class Shredded Cheese, Flavored or Unflavored
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months), 99.75
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Extra Sharp White Vermont Cheddar / Swiss Blend, 99.55
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella / Provolone Blend, 99.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 80. Open Class Shredded Cheese, Flavored & Unflavored
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Cheddar/Pepper Blend, 99.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 65. Open Class Shredded Cheese
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, 98.8
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Finely Shredded Parmesan Cheese, 98.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  76 - Snack Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Cheese Sticks - Colby Jack & Pepper Jack Combo, 98.70
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Snackers Cuts - Sharp Cheddar, 97.90
Class  77 - Open Class Shredded Cheese
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Original Shredded Gourmet Sharp Cheddar Blend, 98.30
Class  78 - Open Class Flavored, Shredded Cheese
awardBest of Class
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Finely Shredded Taco Cheese Blend, 98.40
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
5 Cheese Blend, 96.45