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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United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 25 Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 7. Blue Veined Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Gorgonzola, 98.45
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Blue Cheese- Mindoro, 99.5
awardSecond Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Gorgonzola- Mindoro, 98.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardThird Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss, 97.8
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 11. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Heat Treated Gorganzola , 99.25
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Heat Treated Blue , 99.1
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardSecond Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 10. Swiss Style Cheese
awardSecond Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Emmentaler Style Swiss Wheel, 97.9
Class 26. Blue Veined
awardThird Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Blue Cheese, 98
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 0. Overall
awardGrand Master
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Traditional Swiss Wheel
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Traditional Swiss Wheel, 99.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 4. Swiss Styles
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel, 97.03
Class 9. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Blue Cheese, 99.10
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2004
Class Blue Veined Cheeses
awardThird Place
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Danish Style Blue Cheese, 98.03
World Cheese Awards, 2004
Class 21b. Blue Vein Cheese Made Outside UK
awardBronze
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Mindoro Blue
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 3. Swiss Styles
awardBlue Ribbon
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss cheese, 99.75
awardSecond Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss cheese, 99.3
awardThird Prize
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Baby Swiss, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 4. Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss, 98.9
awardThird Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss, 98.8
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 4. Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss Style Wheel
Class 8. Blue Veined
awardThird Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Mindoro, WI
Danish Style Blue Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 0. Overall
awardSecond Runner-Up
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss wheel
Class 4. Swiss Cheese
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss wheel
awardSecond Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss wheel
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 3. Swiss Cheese
awardBest of Class
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss Wheel
awardSecond Award
Swiss Valley Farms Co., Platteville, WI
Swiss Wheel