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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World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 37. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 35. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 38 Hispanic Melting Cheeses (Queso Para Fundir)
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.15
Class 45 Pepper Flavored Cheeses - Other Natural Styles
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Jalapeno Havarti, 99.1
Class 53 Open Class Semi-soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Butterkase, 98.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.2
awardThird Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.15
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 20 Havarti
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Havarti, 99.1
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 45. Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Jalapeno Havarti, 99.15
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Caraway Muenster, 99.4
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  40 - Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.30
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 25. Quesos para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla
Class 32. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Butterkase
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 21. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
Class 24. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.50
awardThird Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 18. Quesos Para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 19. Quesos Para Fundir
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.95
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 98.85
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.4
awardThird Prize
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 14.  Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster with Caraway
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardSecond Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Brick
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 21. Open Class/Semi-soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Farmer's Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 5. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 0. Overall
awardSecond Runner-Up
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster
Class 4. Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Valley View Cheese Coop, South Wayne, WI
Muenster