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 Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 9. Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 8 Colby
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Longhorn, 98.95
Class 9 Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2014
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 8. Colby
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Longhorn, 98.95
Class 51. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Habanero Longhorn, 99.65
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 99.75
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Longhorn, 99.6
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 1. Cheddar
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
White Stirred Curd Cheddar, 98.85
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 99.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 7 Colby
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Longhorn, 99.45
World Cheese Awards, 2010
Class 5205: Mature traditional Cheddar made between 01/08/2009 and 23/11/2009
awardSilver
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Eagle Cave Aged Cheddar
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class EW: Cheddars, Cheddars Wrapped in Cloth, Linen, Aged up to 12 Months
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Eagle Cave Reserve
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Monterey Jack - made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel and Leek Jack
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 98.8
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 98.6
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Chipotle Monterey Jack, 98.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 6. Bandaged Cheddar, Mild to Medium
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Bandaged White Cheddar, 98.7
Class 8. Colby
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Longhorn, 99.25
Class 9. Monterey Jack
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.85
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack Longhorn, 99.35
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 48: Semi-hard cheese not in any other class
awardGold
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colby Jack
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Roasted Red Pepper Mozzarella
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.1
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Three Alarm Colbyjack Longhorn, 97.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Three Alarm Colby Jack Longhorn, 98.6
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  1 - Cheddar, 'Mild' (0-3 Months)
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Cheddar, Mild, 97.90
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardSecond Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, 99.1
Class 16. Open Class Hard
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Chipotle Colored Cheese, 97.8
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Habanero Wheel, 98.45
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Jalapeno Wheel, 98.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 27. Pepper Flavored Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Jalapeno Jack
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 3. Colby/Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Farmstead Jack, 97.13
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Habanero Jack, 99.9
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class CP: American Originals, Monterey Jack with Flavors, Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Great Midwest Ranch Monterey Jack
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Great Midwest Roasted Red Pepper Monterey Jack
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 10. Flavored Natural
awardFirst Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel & Leek Jack, 99.70
awardSecond Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Horseradish Cheddar, 99.65
awardThird Place
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Pesto Jack, 99.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Farmstead Monterey Jack, 99.45
awardThird Prize
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Colbyjack Deli Horn, 98.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 4. Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, Farmstead
Class 23. Flavored Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Garlic & Dill White Cheddar
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 18. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Morel & Leek Jack Cheese Deli Horn, 99.40