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...

Browse Wisconsin Cheese Awards


World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 108. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardSecond Award
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Juustoleipa Italiano, 99.55
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 84 Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Traditional Juustoleipa, 98.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - Made from Cow’s Milk
awardSecond Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Brick
ACS Cheese Competition, 2009
Class CG: American Originals, Open Category Made from Goat's Milk
awardSecond Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Goat Colby Jack
Class DG: American Made/International Style, Open Category Made from Goat's Milk
awardFirst Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Guusto
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers
awardThird Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Jalapeno Juusto
Class VG: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category Made from Goat's Milk
awardFirst Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Redstone
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 60. Surface Ripened Mixed Milk
awardThird Award
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
CowBilly, 96.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class AG: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Goat's Milk
awardSecond Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Guusto
Class CG: American Originals, Open Category, Goat's Milk
awardThird Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Redstone Robust
Class EG: Cheddar from Goat's Milk, Aged Less than 12 Months
awardThird Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Goat Cheddar
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Cheeses Flavored with All Peppers
awardSecond Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Juusto with Jalapeno Peppers
awardThird Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Chipotle Juusto
Class LG: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category, Goat's Milk
awardThird Place
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Smoked Alpine
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 20. Goat Milk Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Redstone Robust, 99.4
Class 21. Sheep & Mixed Milk Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Cowbilly, 98.2
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  68 - Surface (Mold) Ripened Sheep's Milk & Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Pasture Pride Cheese LLC, Cashton, WI
Cowbilly, 99.25