Award's Directory

Wisconsin cheese wins more awards than any other state or country

 

...over 5,500 & counting!

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

5,760 AWARDS

& counting...

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ACS Cheese Competition, 2018
Class AG: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cottage Cheese, Cream Cheese, Fromage Blanc, Fromage Frais, Mascarpone, Quark, and Ricotta - made from goat's milk
awardThird Place
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
Fromage Blanc
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardFirst Place
Springside Cheese Corp., Oconto Falls, WI
Cheddar Curds
awardThird Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Cheese Curds
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Crema di Mascarpone
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Thick and Smooth Mascarpone
Class AR: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Ricotta - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk
Class CB: American Originals, Brick Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cheese
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Brick
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Brick
Class CC: American Originals, American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Golden
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Prairie Sunset Wheel
Class CM: American Originals, Brick Muenster - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Muenster
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
awardSecond Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Muenster
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Comstock, WI
Red Rind Muenster
Class CS: American Originals, American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category - made from sheep's milk
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Ovella
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby
awardThird Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Robin
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Grand Cru Original Block
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Grand Cru Reserve Block
Class DD: American Made / International Style, Dutch-style (Gouda, Edam etc.) - all milks
awardFirst Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
2 year aged Gouda
awardThird Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Jeffs’ Select Gouda
Class DS: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from sheep's milk
awardFirst Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Wischago Reserve
awardSecond Place
Landmark Creamery, Albany, WI
Pecora Nocciola
Class DX: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from mixed, or other milks
awardSecond Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend
Class EA: Cheddars, Aged Cheddar - aged 13 months through 23 months - all milks
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
English Hollow Cheddar
Class EC: Cheddars, Cheddar - aged through 12 months - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Fawn
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged 48 or more months - all milks
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek 5 Year Private Reserve Specialty Cheddar
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
4 Year Aged Cheddar
Class EG: Cheddars, Cheddar - aged through 12 months - made from goat's, sheep's, buffalo's, mixed, or other milk
awardThird Place
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
Goat Milk Cheddar
Class EW: Cheddars, Cheddar wrapped in cloth, linen - aged through 12 months - all milks
awardSecond Place
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
Bandaged Goat
awardThird Place
Door Artisan Cheese Company, Egg Harbor, WI
Top Hat English Truckle Cheddar
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Gorgonzola Cheese
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Reserve Blue Cheese
Class FE: Blue Mold Cheeses, External Blue-molded cheeses - all milks
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Blue Barns
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from sheep's milk
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Little Boy Blue
Class FX: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from mixed, or other milks
awardFirst Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Gorgonzola with Sheeps Milk
Class GA: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Ripened, Aged over 90 days - all milks
awardSecond Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth GranQueso Original Wheel
Class GC: Hispanic & Portuguese Style Cheeses, Fresh, Unripened - all milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Oaxaca
Class HA: Italian Type Cheeses, Grating types (Aged Asiago, Domestic Parmesan, Grana, Reggianito, Sardo; Romano made only from cow’s or goat’s milk) - all milks
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Parmesan
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso American Grana
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Traditional Romano Cheese
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Hand Crafted Asiago Cheese
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) - all milks
awardFirst Place
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI
Ponderosa Farmstead Cheese Whips
awardSecond Place
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI
Ponderosa Farmstead String Cheese
Class HY: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - 8 oz. or More (Balls or Shapes) - all milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella 8 oz. Ball Thermoform
Class HZ: Italian Type Cheeses, Fresh Mozzarella - Under 8 oz. (Ovalini, Bocconcini, Ciliegine sizes) - all milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese Thermoform
Class IC: Feta Cheeses, Feta - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Feta in Brine
Class IS: Feta Cheeses, Feta - made from sheep's milk
awardFirst Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Farmstead Feta
awardSecond Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Farmstead Feta Reserve
Class JL: Low Fat / Low Salt Cheeses, Fat Free and Low Fat cheeses - all milks
awardThird Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Low Fat Cheddar
Class JR: Low Fat / Low Salt Cheeses, Light/Lite and Reduced Fat cheeses - all milks
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta
awardSecond Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Reduced Fat Gouda
awardThird Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Mabel
Class KC: Flavored Cheeses, Open Category - Cheeses with Flavor Added - all milks and mixed milks
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Black Truffle Burrata
Class KD: Flavored Cheeses, International-Style with Flavor Added - all milks
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Dill Havarti
Class KG: Flavored Cheeses, Hispanic-Style with Flavor Added - all milks
awardSecond Place
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Queso Chihuahua with Jalapeno Peppers
Class KI: Flavored Cheeses, Feta with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Tomato & Basil Feta
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Peppercorn Feta
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Mediterranean Feta
Class KJ: Flavored Cheeses, Reduced Fat Cheese with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Tomato & Basil Feta
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Peppercorn Feta
awardThird Place
Renard's Cheese Store LLC, Algoma, WI
Pesto Farmers Cheese
Class KL: Flavored Cheeses, Cheese Curds with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Buffalo Wing Cheese Curd
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Pizza Curds
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, Monterey Jack with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Jack the Reaper
awardThird Place
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Comstock, WI
Ghost Pepper Jack
Class KN: Flavored Cheeses, Fresh Goat Cheese with Flavor Added - 100% goat's milk
awardSecond Place
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
Fresh Goat Cheese Peppadew
awardThird Place
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
Fresh Goat Cheese Honey
Class KQ: Flavored Cheeses, Yogurt and Cultured Products with Flavor Added (Set yogurts, Greek-style, dips, etc.) - all milks
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Pomegranate Acai Greek Yogurt
Class KS: Flavored Cheeses, Cold Pack Cheese and Spreads with Flavor Added - with a maximum moisture of 42% - all milks
awardFirst Place
Key Ingredient Market, , WI
White Truffle Cheddar Spread
awardSecond Place
Key Ingredient Market, , WI
Three Cheese Sun Dried Tomato Spread
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Smoked
Class LD: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Cheddars - all milks
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Smoked Aged Cheddar
Class LM: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Italian Styles (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.) - all milks
awardSecond Place
Global Foods International, Inc., , WI
Double Oven Smoked Mozzarella
Class LX: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from mixed, or other milks
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Smoked Faarko
Class MS: Farmstead Cheeses, Farmstead Category Aged 60 days or more - made from sheep's milk
awardSecond Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Ocooch
Class NU: Goat's Milk Cheeses, Goat's Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 days
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Extra-Aged Goat
Class OO: Sheep’s Milk Cheeses, Fresh Rindless Sheep's Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days
awardFirst Place
Landmark Creamery, Albany, WI
Petit Nuage
Class PC: Marinated Cheeses, Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
La Bottega di BelGioioso Artigiano Aged Balsamic & Cipolline Onion
Class QL: Cultured Milk And Cream Products, Labneh, Greek Style Yogurt, and Other Strained Cultured Products - all milks
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt Traditional
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted Butter with or without cultures - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Graf Creamery, Inc., Bonduel, WI
Brethren Butter Amish Style Handrolled Unsalted Butter
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style - with a maximum moisture of 42% - all milks
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cheese Spread (Cold Pack)
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Merrill, WI
Black Diamond Extra Sharp Cheddar Spreadable Cheese
awardThird Place
Montchevre Betin Inc., Belmont, WI
Oh-La-La! Fresh Spreadable Goat Cheese
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food
Class TC: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category - Washed Rind Cheeses Aged more than 60 days - up to 42% moisture - cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Cellars Pavino Cheese Wheel
awardSecond Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Pleasant Ridge Reserve
awardThird Place
Emmi Roth USA, Inc., Monroe, WI
Roth Organic Grand Cru Reserve Wheel
Class TR: Washed Rind Cheeses, Raclette-style - Aged over 45 days - all milks
awardFirst Place
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI
LaClare Farms Grevalon
Class TS: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category - Washed Rind Cheeses Aged more than 60 days - up to 42% moisture - made from sheep's milk
awardThird Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Timber Coulee Reserve
Class TX: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category - Washed Rind Cheeses Aged more than 60 days - up to 42% moisture - made from mixed, or other milks
awardSecond Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Meadow Melody Reserve