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, 2014
Class 90. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto Baked Cheese with Garlic, 99.3
ACS Cheese Competition, 2013
Class KD: Flavored Cheeses, International-Style with Flavor Added - All Milks
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Fire Roasted Hatch Chile Baked Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with all Peppers - Chipotle, Jalapeno, Chili- All Milks
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto with Jalapeño
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 60. Cold Pack Cheese Spread
awardBest of Class
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Raw Milk Cheddar with Horseradish, 97.75
Class 83. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardSecond Award
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto Baked Cheese, 98.75
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers (Chipotle, Jalapeno, Chilies, etc.) - All Milks
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto with Jalapeno
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Blue Cheese Spread
Class SF: Cheese Spreads, Cold Pack Cheese Food and Cheese Spreads with Flavor Added - spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Raw Milk Cheddar Spread with Hatch Chile
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category made from Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Sharp Cheddar Spread
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 52. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto, 99.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class KF: Cheeses Flavored with Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto with Garlic
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 41. Open Class Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers
awardFirst Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Brun-uusto Jalapeno Baked Cheese
Class SC : Cheese Spreads, Open Category, Cow's Milk
awardThird Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Raw Milk Cheddar Spread
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class SF: Cheese Spreads, Flavor Added, All Milks
awardSecond Place
Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, Darlington, WI
Horseradish Raw Milk Cheddar Spread