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 18. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Alphas Morning Sun with Mango and Habanero, 98.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.55
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String Cheese, 99.1
Class 13. Smoked Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 99.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 32. String Cheese, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Hot Pepper String Cheese, 99.15
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 99.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.05
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class LM: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Italian Styles (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.) - All Milks
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 15 Provolone, Aged
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone B, 99.35
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone, 99.15
Class 51 Open Class: Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 99.4
World Cheese Awards, 2014
Class 5236 Provolone - mild
awardBronze
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
Class 5613 String Cheese
awardBronze
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Plain String Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Open Category - Cheeses with Flavor Added - all milks and mixed milks
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Alpha’s Morning Sun with Herbes de Provence
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 16. Provolone, Aged
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone, 99.1
Class 56. Open Class: Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Alpha’s Morning Sun cheese with Herbs de Provence, 99.55
Class 58. Open Class: Smoked Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Mozzarella string with smoked flavor, 99.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 14 Provolone, Mild
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, mild, 99.45
Class 15 Provolone, Aged
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Aged Provolone, 98.55
Class 48 Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Alpha's Morning Sun with Rosemary, 98.85
Class 50 Smoked Soft and Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoke flavor string cheese, 99.5
Class 64 Flavored Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
New Yorker Hot Pepper, 99.3
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pasteurized process cheese spread with Jalapeno and Habanero peppers, 99.3
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.9
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.7
Class 18. Open Class Hard Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Alphas Morning Sun with Rosemary, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types: Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Mozzarella String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.65
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese with Jalapeño & Habañero Peppers, 99.7
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 9. String Cheese
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese Plain, 99.6
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese Plain, 99.45
Class 10. Provolone
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.3
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class CJ: American Originals, Monterey Jack - Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Monterey Jack
Class EF: Cheddars, Cheddars with Sweet Flavorings, Fruits, Seasonings, Herbs, Spices, Alcohol/Spirits
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Cheddar with Spice Blend
Class LM: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Italian Styles, (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.)
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoke Mozzarella String
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.8
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 1 Cheddar, Mild (0 to 3 months)
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Cheddar, mild, 98.75
Class 14 Provolone, Aged
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone Aged, 98.9
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone Aged, 98.65
Class 23 String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.7
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.5
Class 44 Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 98.25
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.9
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese , 97.55
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper Flavored String Cheese Habanero , 99.6
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper Flavored String Cheese, 99.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.85
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.35
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.2
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String Cheese, 98.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Fancy-Jac, 99.05
Class 45. Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String Cheese, 99.1
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 9. String Cheese
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese , 99.15
Class 10. Provolone
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone , 98.75
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper Flavored String , 99.6
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 6. String Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.05
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese Flavored With Jalapeno and Habanero Peppers, 97.25
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 14. Provolone, Aged
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, Aged, 93.45
Class 34. Pepper Flavored (Other Styles)
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String, 99.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  17 - Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, Aged, 99.25
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, Aged, 98.80
Class  43 - Pepper Flavored 'American' Style Cheeses (Cheddar, Colby, Jack)
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Monterey Jack with Habanero & Jalapeno Peppers, 99.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 7. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.8
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.45
Class 8. Provolone
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.4
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String w/ Habanero & Jalapeno, 99.45
Class 16. Open Class Hard
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Burnetts ButterCreek Cheese, 97.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.55
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese with Jalapeno & Habanero Peppers, 98.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 97.6
Class 7. Provolone
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 98.35
Class 12. Flavored Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Chive Onion Garlic Cheddar, 98.35
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Alpha's Morning Sun, 98.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 5. Colby
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Colby, 98.15
Class 11. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 98.6
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 98.2
Class 36. Snack Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.6
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 3. Colby
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Colby Longhorn
Class 8. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 10. String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 96.7
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 7. String Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String cheese, 99.4
Class 8. Provolone
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone, 99.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Mozzarella, Whole Milk, 98.1
Class 9. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 9. String Cheese
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 8. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 7. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Fancy jack, colby/monterey jack
Class 7. Provolone
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Provolone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 5. Mozzarella
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese