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, 2013
Class Overall
awardThird Place (Tie)
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Bandaged Cheddar
awardThird Place (Tie)
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Big Sky Grana
Class CC: American Originals, Original Recipe/Open Category - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Alpine Renegade
Class EB: Cheddars, Cheddar Wrapped in Cloth, Linen - Aged Over 12 Months - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Bandaged Cheddar
awardThird Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
“Reserve” Bandaged Cheddar 22 Month
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Reggianito, Sardo, Domestic Parmesan) - All Milks; Romano Made only from Cow's or Goat's Milk and not from Sheep's Milk
awardFirst Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Big Sky Grana
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class EW: Cheddars, Cheddar Wrapped in Cloth, Linen, Aged up to 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Bandaged Cheddar - Wrapped and Aged up to 12 Months
Class EB: Cheddars, Cheddar Wrapped in Cloth, Linen, Aged Over 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Bandaged Cheddar - Wrapped and Aged Over 12 Months
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 6 Bandaged Cheddar
awardThird Award
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Clothbound Cheddar, 99.2
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class EW: Cheddars, Cheddars Wrapped in Cloth, Linen, Aged up to 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Bandaged Cheddar Aged up to 12 months
Class VC: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category Made From Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Lil Will's Big Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class DD: American Made/International Style, Dutch Style, all Milks
awardSecond Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Gouda - Cave Aged
Class EB: Cheddars Wrapped in Cloth, Linen, Aged More Than 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Bandaged Cheddar
Class VA: Washed Rind Cheeses, Aged >90 days with <42% moisture, all milks
awardThird Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Vermont Valley Tomme
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 32. Smear Ripened Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Lil Wil'ls Big Cheese, 99.1
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class DD: American Made/International Style, Dutch Style, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Lil Will's Cave Aged Gouda
Class EB: Cheddars Wrapped in Cloth, Linen, Aged More Than 12 Months
awardSecond Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Lil Will's Bandaged Cheddar
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class VC: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Driftless Select "Earth Schmier"
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class EC: Cheddars, Cow's Milk (aged less than 12 months)
awardFirst Place
Bleu Mont Dairy, Blue Mounds, WI
Lil Will's Bandaged Cheddar