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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Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 20. Havarti
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.225
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 37. Brick, Muenster
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
brick, 99.3
Class 59. Open Class: Smoked Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Smoked Mediterranean Herb Havarti, 99.55
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Smoked Pepper Havarti, 99.35
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Pepper Havarti, 99.475
Class 20. Havarti
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.75
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.725
Class 21. Flavored Havarti
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 23 Havarti
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.3
Class 24 Havarti, Flavored
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 98.85
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 5. Brick, Muenster
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 99.53
Class 20. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.15
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 24. Havarti
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.85
Class 25. Havarti, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 98.9
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2013
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti With Jalapeño Peppers, 98.95
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Pepper, 98.50
Class 19. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.40
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 23 Havarti
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.15
Class 45 Pepper Flavored Cheeses - Other Natural Styles
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Pepper, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Pepper Havarti, 99.45
Class 20. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2012
Class 22. Havarti
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.6
Class 23. Havarti, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.35
Class 39. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Quesos para Fundir, 99.3
Class 45. Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Pepper Havarti, 99.5
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Pepper Havarti, 99.05
Class 18. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 20 Havarti
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.5
Class 21 Havarti, Flavored
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 99.35
Class 34 Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Quesos para Fundir, 99.4
Class 39 Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Pepper, 98.75
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 99.6
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 98.4
Class 18. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 22. Havarti
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.05
Class 40. Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Para Fundir, 98.65
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 18. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 20. Havarti
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.55
Class 21. Havarti, Flavored
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Dill Havarti, 98.8
Class 31. Quesos para Fundir
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Quesos para Fundir, 99.05
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Pepper Havarti, 97.45
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 99.15
Class 18. Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  32 - Brick, Muenster
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 98.80
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 99.5
Class 19. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.4
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 15. Havarti
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 4. Brick, Muenster
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster, 99.65
Class 11. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 99.5
Class 21. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.35
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 24. Quesos para Fundir
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Asadero, 99.2
Class 26. Pepper Flavored Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Pepper, 99.0
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2005
Class 10. Flavored Semi Soft Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 99.85
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 99.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti dill, 99
Class 15. Open Class
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 98.2
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 11. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardThird Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti Dill, 99.3
Class 16. Open Class
awardSecond Prize
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti, 99.45
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1999
Class 18. Open Class/Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1998
Class 5.Brick, Muenster, Limburger
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Muenster
Class 13. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti with dill
Class 21. Open Class/Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 18. Open Class for Semi-soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti
awardThird Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Havarti