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 68. Whey Protein Concentrate - 34%
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34% - colored cheese - Waupun, WI - 1, 99.775
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34% - white cheese - Waupun, WI - 2, 99.75
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 59. Whey
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Sweet Whey Powered - Tulare, 99.1
Class 60. Whey Permeate
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Permeate - Regular, 99.9
Class 61. Whey Protein Concentrate-34%
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34%, 99.8
Class 62. Whey Protein Concentrate-80%
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 80% - Instant, 99.4
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2014
Class 56. Whey
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Sweet Whey Powder, 99.75
Class 58. Whey Protein Concentrate-34%
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34%, 99.9
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2013
Class 5. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Richfield, WI
Lorraine, 99.65
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Richfield, WI
Salemville Reserve Blue, 99.35
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Richfield, WI
Black River Gorgonzola, 99
Class 58. WPC - 34%
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34%, 99.75
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 4. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.25
Class 69. Whey
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Monroe, WI
Whey, 99.4
Class 70. Whey Permeate
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Monroe, WI
Whey Permeate, 99.8
Class 71. WPC - 34%
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Monroe, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 34% protein, 99.65
Class 72. WPC - 80%
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Monroe, WI
Whey Protein Concentrate 80% Protein, 99.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 5. Cheddar, Aged Two Years or Longer
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
3 yr. Cheddar, 99.05
World Cheese Awards, 2011
Class 5308 Mozzarella, block, slices or string
awardBronze
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Reedsburg, WI
Whole Milk Mozzarella
Class 5403 Gorgonzola
awardBronze
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Gorgonzola
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 61. Whey Permeate
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Monroe, WI
Whey Permeate (High Lactose Whey)
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Blue Cheese
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Monterey Jack - All Milks
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Pepper Jack
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 9 Marbled Curd Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby Jack, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-Veined Made from Cow's Milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Rindless Blue
Class JR: Low Fat/Low Salt Cheeses, Light/Lite and Reduced Fat Cheeses (cheeses with 25-50% reduction of fat per serving size, when 50% of calories in the serving size come from fat)
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Reduced Fat Blue Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 10. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby Jack, 98.95
World Cheese Awards, 2009
Class 47b: Mozzarella, block, slices or string
awardSilver
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Reedsburg, WI
Mozzarella Block, whole milk
awardSilver
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Reedsburg, WI
Mozzarella Block, part skim
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 19. Open Class – Hard Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Parmesan, 97.35
World Cheese Awards, 2008
Class 50b Mozzarella, block, slices or string
awardGold
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Reedsburg, WI
Mozzarella Block, whole milk
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 16. Reduced Fat or Lite Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Reduced Fat Blue Cheese Wheel, 99.0
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  11 - Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby Jack, 97.75
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 2. Aged Cheddar
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colored Aged Cheddar, 98.25
Class 3. Colby/Monterey Jack
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby-Jack, 98.9
Class 15. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Fontina Cheese, 98.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago Old
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack, 98.95
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Gorgonzola Cheese Wheels, 98.1
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 16. Gorgonzola
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Gorgonzola
Class 17. String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
Class 20. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Blue Veined Cheese
World Cheese Awards, 2007
Class 50b: Mozzarella, block,slices or string
awardBronze
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Reedsburg, WI
Mozzarella Block
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2006
Class 0. Overall--Cheese & Butter
awardGrand Champion
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby-Jack Cheese
Class 3. Colby/Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby-Jack Cheese, 97.33
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
LMPS Mozzarella, 99.85
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
LMWM Mozzarella - B, 99.45
Class 15. Open Class Semi-Soft
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Fontina Cheese, 96
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating Types, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Fontinella (Stella 10#)
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack Cheese, 99.8
Class 5. Mozzarella
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, 99.4
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 7. Marbled Curd Cheese
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby-Jack, 98.9
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 1. Cheddar
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Cheddar, 99.70
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack, 99.95
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
LMPS Mozzarella, 99.10
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 2. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Monterey Jack, 98.95
Class 5. Mozzarella
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Mozzarella, 99.50
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Part Skim Mozzarella, 98.95
Class 16. Open Class for Hard Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago Aged, 99.40
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 5. Mozzarella
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Whole Milk Mozzarella, 99.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 5. Swiss Style
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., New London, WI
Swiss Block
Class 7. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Mozzarella, Low Moisture, Part Skim
Class 29. Snack Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Colby, Monterey Jack
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.35
Class Mozzarella
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
LMPS Mozzarella, 99.85
awardThird Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
LMPS Mozzarella, 99.50
Class Open Class Semi-Soft
awardSecond Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Fontina, 98.05
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 4. Monterey Jack
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Monterey Jack, 97.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Mozzarella (whole milk), 99.6
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Gorgonzola cheese, 97
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 7. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Mozzarella, Low Moisture, Part Skim, 99.65
Class 9. String Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese Part Skim, 99.25
Class 22. Open Class Hard Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Parmesan, 98.10
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 1. Cheddar
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Cheddar, 98.35
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBlue Ribbon
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby/Jack blend, 98.6
Class 6. Italian Grana
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Parmesan, 99.15
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago Mild, 98.95
Class 7. Mozzarella
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
WM Mozzarella, 98.7
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
LMPS Mozzarella, 98.6
Class 10. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese, 98.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Colby Jack, 99.05
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Mozzarella, 98.95
Class 7. Mozzarella, Part Skim
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Mozzarella, Part Skim, 98.0
Class 9. String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese, 99.5
ACS Cheese Competition, 2001
Class HM: Italian Type Cheese, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Mozzarella / Part Skim
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Part Skim Milk Mozzarella
Class 8. String Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 14.  Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Smoked String Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 3. Colby, Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Black Creek, WI
Colby
Class 8. Blue Veined
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Reedsburg, WI
Mozzarella, part skim
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Part skim string
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Low moisture, part skim mozzarella string cheese
Class 7. Provolone
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Smoked provolone
Class 8. Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Thorp, WI
Blue cheese
Class 13. Reduced Fat Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Denmark, WI
Reduced fat Lorraine
Class 19. Open Class for Hard Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Almena, WI
Asiago aged
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Part Skim Mozzarella, 2% String
Class 7. Provolone
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Smoked provolone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 5. Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Whitelaw, WI
Low Moisture Part Skim Milk Mozzarella
Class 6. Provolone
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Whitelaw, WI
Provolone
Class 7. Blue, Gorgonzola, Stilton
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Fond du Lac, WI
Blue Cheese Wheels
Class 17. Retail Packaged Cheeses
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Lena, WI
Frigo Ricotta