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 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Smoked Provolone, 98
Class 16. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone - 1, 99.45
Class 27. Salted Butter
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.5
Class 66. Whey
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Nutritek 500 Demineralized Whey, 99.925
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Nutritek 250 Demineralized Whey, 99.875
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.5
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced fat Provolone, 99.425
Class 28. Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 98.875
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 98.525
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 15. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Richland Center, WI
Mozzarella part skim, 99.1
Class 16. Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone Cheese, 98.3
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Mild Provolone 2616011230, 98.05
Class 95. Salted Butter
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Reedsburg 3rd Shift Salted Butter, 98.95
Class 107. Open Class: Shredded Cheese Blends, Flavored & Unflavored
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Three cheese blend Mozz/Prov/chedder, 98.9
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
White Sharp Cheddar, 99.05
Class 7. Mozzarella
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Milan, WI
Whole Milk Mozzarella, 99.35
Class 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 99.15
Class 14. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.55
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 98.85
Class 24. Salted Butter
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter (3rd Shift), 99.15
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter (2nd Shift), 98.975
Class 59. Whey
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Demineralized Sweet Whey (D90), 99
Class 61. Whey Protein Concentrate-34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
WPC 34%, 99.9
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardThird Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Smoked Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.25
Class 28. Butter
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 12 Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Low Moisture Mozzarella, 98.6
Class 13 Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella, 99.3
Class 81 Butter
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 99.65
Class 7. Mozzarella
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Athens, WI
Part Skim Mozzarella, 99.5
Class 9. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 98.85
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Provolone, 98.75
Class 13. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone #2, 98.2
Class 23. Salted Butter
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter #2, 98.75
Class 58. Whey Protein Concentrate-34%
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34%, 99.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 1. Mild Cheddar
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, 99.1
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.88
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Lancaster, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.6
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 97.45
Class 18. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.25
Class 26. Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 98.95
Class 14. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Reduced Fat Provolone, 98.88
Class 24. Salted Butter
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter #1, 99.25
Class 56. Whey
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Demin Whey, 100
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Whey, 99.9
Class 58. WPC - 34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34%, 99.95
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34%, 99.63
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 17. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Non Smoked Reduced Fat Provolone, 99.55
Class 25. Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.75
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 4 Cheddar, Aged 1-2 Years
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Aged 1 - 2 years Cheddar, 99.45
Class 9 Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Cochrane, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.5
Class 13 Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Mozz, 99.7
Class 14 Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Natural unflavored provolone, 99.6
Class 79 Butter
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted butter, 99.85
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted butter, 99.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 1. Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, 99.25
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Cochrane, WI
Cheddar, 98.9
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.95
Class 14. Reduced Fat Cheese
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Non-Smoked Reduced Fat Provolone, 97.15
Class 28. Salted Butter
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 98.05
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 97.9
Class 71. WPC - 34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate, 99.9
Class 76. Nonfat Dried Milk
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
Nonfat Dried Milk, 99.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 26. Butter
awardSecond Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 97.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 4. Cheddar, Aged One to Two Years
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.45
Class 14. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Milan, WI
Mozzarella, Part Skim, 99.2
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Alma Center, WI
Natural LMPS Mozzarella Loaf, 99.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 1. Cheddar
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Cochrane, WI
Cheddar, 99.45
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Cochrane, WI
White Sharp Cheddar, 99.45
Class 7. Mozzarella
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Alma Center, WI
Mozzarella LMPS Loaf, 99.25
Class 62. WPC - 34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate, 99.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 22. Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Reedsburg, WI
Salted Butter, 99
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 3 Cheddar, Sharp (6 months to 1 year)
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, Sharp (6 months to 1 year), 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Sharp Cheddar , 97
Class 3. Aged Cheddar
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Aged Cheddar, 97.9
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.6
Class 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Provolone, 98.5
Class 54. Whey
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
50% Demineralized Whey, 99.85
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Whole Whey Powder, 99.6
Class 56. WPC 34%
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34%, 99.05
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
WPC 34%, 98.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 2. Cheddar, 'Medium' (3 to 6 months)
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, Medium White, 99.15
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 2. Sharp Cheddar
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Sharp Cheddar , 99.05
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack , 98.8
Class 44. Whey
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Demineralized 25% Whole Whey Powder , 96.75
Class 46. WPC 34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34% , 99.25
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
WPC 34% , 98
Class 50. Nonfat Dried Milk
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
Nonfat Dried Milk , 99
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 3. Cheddar, ‘Sharp’
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, Sharp, 99.35
Class 4. Cheddar, Aged 1-2 Years
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, Aged 1 - 2 Years, 97.9
Class 11. Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Mozzarella, Whole-Milk, 99.7
Class 12. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Alma Center, WI
Mozzarella, Low-Moisture Part-Skim, 99.2
Class 65. Open Class Shredded Cheese
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Shredded Mozzarella, 98.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2008
Class 31. Lowfat Cottage Cheese
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, De Pere, WI
Lowfat Cottage Cheese, 96
Class 32. No Fat Cottage Cheese
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, De Pere, WI
No Fat Cottage Cheese, 91.5
Class 34. Whole Chocolate Milk
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Waukesha, WI
Whole Chocolate Milk, 99
Class 35. Lowfat Chocolate Milk
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Waukesha, WI
Lowfat Chocolate Milk , 99
Class 37. Sour Cream
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, De Pere, WI
Lowfat Sour Cream, 98.5
Class 42. Sweet Whey
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
25% Demineralized Whey, 98
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
50% Demineralized Whey, 97.5
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34% Demineralized, 94
Class 43. Whey Protein Concentrate-34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate, 99
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34%, 96.5
Class 47. Open Class for Creative & Innovative Products
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Waukesha, WI
Malted Chocolate Milk, 99
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  1 - Cheddar, 'Mild' (0-3 Months)
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, Mild, 97.70
Class  77 - Open Class Shredded Cheese
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Shredded Cheese, 98.35
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.2
Class 37. Whey Protein Concentrate - 34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Reduced Minerals WPC, 99
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate, 98.5
Class 42. Demineralized Whey
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Demineralized Whey, 99
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 33. High Lactose Whey
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Reduced Minerals Whey 90%, 99
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Reduced Minerals Whey 25%, 98
Class 34. WPC-34%
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34, 99
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Demineralized Whey Protein Concentrate, 97.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 6. Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.2
Class 10. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardBest of Class
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Clayton, WI
Mozzarella LMPS, 99.0
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 1. Cheddar
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, 99.60
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Lancaster, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.30
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.53
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Alma Center, WI
Mozzarella Loaf, 98.85
Class 27. White Milk
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, De Pere, WI
2% Reduced Fat Milk, 99.50
Class 28. Chocolate Milk
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Waukesha, WI
Golden Guernsey Chocolate Milk, 99.50
Class 30a. Whey Protein Concentrate 34
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Reduced Minerals WPC, 96.00
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34, 94.00
Class 30b. Whey
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Reduced Minerals Whey 90%, 99.00
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Plover, WI
Reduced Minerals Whey 25%, 98.50
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 4. Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Monterey Jack
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class 1. Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, 98.80
Class Aged Cheddar
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Aged Cheddar, 99.20
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Lancaster, WI
Aged Cheddar, 98.38
Class Mozzarella
awardSecond Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Alma Center, WI
Mozzarella loaf, 99.75
Class Provolone
awardFirst Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 99.65
awardThird Place
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone, 99.15
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 7. Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Alma Center, WI
Mozzarella, Whole Milk, 98.9
Class 8. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Mozzarella, Low Moisture Part Skim, 98.6
Class 19. Quesos Para Fundir
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Asadero, 98.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 1. Cheddar
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Marshfield, WI
Cheddar, 99.1
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 6.  Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Appleton, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Athens, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella
Class 7. Provolone
awardThird Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Chilton, WI
Provolone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 13. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Arena, WI
Monterey Jack with Peppers