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 73. Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Merkts Horseradish Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 99.3
Class 110. Cheese Based Spreads
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Owl's Nest Horseradish Cheese Spread , 98.4
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Owl's Nest Cheddary Cheese Spread, 97.8
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 61 Cold Pack Cheese Spreads
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Merkts Swiss Almond Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 99.05
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Merkts Beer Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 98.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 68. Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 99.2
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 98.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 60 Cold Pack Cheese Spreads
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread, 99.45
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Horseradish Cheese Spread, 98.1
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 60. Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread, 97.7
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Swiss Almond Cheese Spread, 97.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 54 Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 98.9
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 98.8
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Swiss Almond Cold Pack Cheese Spread, 98.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 58. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.6
Class 59. Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Horseradish Cheese Spread, 97.85
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Sharp Cheddar, 97.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 44. Cold Pack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Horseradish Cold Pack, 99.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardThird Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Horseradish Spreadable, 99.15
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  55 - Cold Pack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Swiss/Almond Cheese Spread, 98.90
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar Spreadable Cheese, 99.5
awardThird Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Mixed Berry Spreadable Cream Cheese, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 35. Cold Pack Cheese
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Swiss-Almond Cold Pack Cheese Spread
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 35. Cold Pack Cheese
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Horseradish Spreadable Cheese, 98.95
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 11. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardSecond Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.30
awardThird Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.20
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 10. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Wild Berry Cream Cheese Spread, 99.70
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 28. Cold Pack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Swiss Almond Cold Pack Cheese Food
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Spread
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 12. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBlue Ribbon
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Sharp cheddar cold pack cheese food, 99.05
Class 16. Demonstration Class for Snack Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Cranberry cream cheese spread, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Brie cheese spread, 98.75
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 24. Cold Pack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.20
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food, 98.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 17. Demonstration Class for Snack Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
12 oz. Cheddary Spread, 98.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 25. Cold Pack Cheese
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Horseradish Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.25
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 20. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Port Wine Cheddar Cold Pack Cheese Food
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 20.  Cold Pack Cheese / Cheese Food
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Cold Pack Swiss/Almond
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Cold Pack Sharp Cheddar
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 12. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Port Wine Cold Pack Cheese Food
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 14. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cheddar-Cold Pack Cheese Food
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 10. Cold Pack Cheese/Cheese Food
awardThird Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Cold pack cheese food with almonds
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 11. Cold Pack
awardBest of Class
Bel Brands U.S.A., Little Chute, WI
Sharp Cold Pack Cheese Food
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 9. Cold Pack
awardSecond Award
Bel Brands U.S.A., Kaukauna, WI
Smokey - Sharp Cold Pack Cheese Food