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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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 28. Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 81 Butter
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.1
Class 82 Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 26. Butter
awardSecond Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.5
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 87. Salted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 80. Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.4
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 73 Salted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted butter, 99.35
Class 74 Unsalted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter, 99.3
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter, 98.65
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 79. Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 22. Salted Butter
awardSecond Place
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter , 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 62. Salted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.25
Class 63. Unsalted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.95
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.65
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 97.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class 74 - Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.70
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 19. Salted Butter
awardFirst Place
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
83% Salted Butter, 99.7
Class 20. Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Place
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
83% Unsalted Butter, 99.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class RC: Butters, Salted, Cow's Milk, with or without Cultures
awardSecond Place
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 21. Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 98.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 47. Salted Butter
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted butter
Class 48. Unsalted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 19. Salted Butter
awardSecond Place
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Lightly Salted Butter, 99.1
Class 20. Unsalted Butter
awardFirst Place
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 23. Salted Butter
awardSecond Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Lightly Salted Butter, 99.35
awardThird Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Lightly Salted Butter, 99.3
Class 24. Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.75
awardThird Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.45
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 49. Unsalted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.85
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 19. Salted Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.60
awardSecond Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.50
awardThird Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 98.90
Class 20. Unsalted Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.80
awardSecond Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.55
awardThird Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 98.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 39. Salted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter
Class 40. Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 17. Salted Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted butter, 99.45
Class 18. Unsalted Butter
awardSecond Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter, 99.45
awardThird Prize
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 33. Salted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted Butter, 99.7
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 19. Unsalted Butter
awardBlue Ribbon
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter, 99.7
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 36. Flavored Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Garlic Butter, 98.1
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Orange Butter, 97.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 28. Butter: Unsalted
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted Butter
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 21. Salted Butter
awardThird Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted butter
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 24. Salted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted butter
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 21. Salted Butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Salted butter
Class 22. Unsalted Butter
awardBest of Class
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter
awardSecond Award
Grassland Dairy Products, Inc., Greenwood, WI
Unsalted butter