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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World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 25. Havarti
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
9 lb Havarti Loaf, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
9.5 Havarti Loaf, 99.3
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
9 lb Havarti Loaf, 99.1
Class 26. Havarti, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
9lb Havarti with Caraway, 99.3
Class 38. Edam
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
5 lb Edam Loaf HD 5456005, 98.9
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Jalapeno Havarti, 99.525
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 34 Edam & Gouda
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Edam Loaf, 98.3
Class 51 Open Class: Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Edam loaf smoked, 99.8
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 36. Edam
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Edam Loaf, 99.2
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Edam Loaf, 99.05
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 24 Havarti, Flavored
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Caraway Havarti, 99.45
Class 33 Edam/Gouda
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Edam, 99.35
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class KH: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Havarti - Spices, Herbs, Seasonings, Fruits - All Milks
awardThird Place
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti Jalapeno
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 21 Havarti, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Caraway Havarti Loaf, 99.45
Class 30 Edam/Gouda, Mild
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Edam Loaf, 99.35
Class 39 Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti Loaf with Jalapeno Blend, 98.55
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class KH: Flavored Cheeses, Flavor Added Havarti - spices, herbs, seasonings, fruits - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti w/Dill
awardThird Place
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti w/Jalapeno
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 38. Gouda, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda with Pesto, 97.55
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda with Pesto, 97.5
Class 50. Smoked Cheeses
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Naturally Smoked Gouda with Black Peppercorn, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 21. Havarti, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti with Dill, 99.75
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti with Dill, 99.2
Class 34. Pepper Flavored (Other Styles)
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda with Chipotle Peppers, 99
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda with Chipotle Peppers, 97.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2008
Class  23 - Havarti
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti, 98.95
Class  38 - Gouda, Flavored
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Pesto Gouda, 98.50
Class  44 - Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Jalapeno Havarti, 98.15
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class KF: Flavored Cheeses, Herbs, Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Syrups
awardThird Place
Arla Foods, Inc., Hollandtown, WI
Dofino Pesto Gouda
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 23. Edam, Gouda
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda Reserve
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, All Peppers (Chipolte, Jalapeno, Chilies), All Milks
awardFirst Place
Arla Foods, Inc., New Holland, WI
Smoke Peppercorn Gouda
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 15. Havarti
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti Plain, 98.6
Class 17. Gouda
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda Reserve, 99.0
Class 28. Open Class for Flavored Semi-soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Smoked Gouda with Cracked Black Peppercorn, 99.6
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 15. Edam, Gouda
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda, Reserve
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Edam Loaf
Class 22. Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Smoked Gouda with Cracked Black Peppercorn
World Cheese Awards, 2005
Class 62b. Edam or Gouda
awardSilver
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 11. Edam, Gouda
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda, 97.45
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 16. Open Class
awardThird Prize
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda Reserve, 99.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 12. Edam, Gouda
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda, 98.95
Class 16. Havarti
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Havarti, 98.85
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 9.  Edam, Gouda
awardThird Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Hollandtown, WI
Gouda
Class 12.  Feta
awardBest of Class
Arla Foods, Inc., Hollandtown, WI
Feta in brine 8lb pail with resealable tamperproof lid and handle.