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

6,560 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Championship Cheese Contest, 2020
Class 2. Cheddar, Medium (3 to 6 Months)
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Medium Cheddar, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Blair, WI
Medium Cheddar, 99.3
Class 6. Traditional Waxed Cheddar, Mild to Medium
awardBest of Class
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
English Hollow Cheddar, 99.35
awardSecond Award
Renard's Cheese Store LLC, Algoma, WI
Traditional Red Wax Mild Cheddar Daisy, 97.05
awardThird Award
Red Barn Family Farms, Appleton, WI
Weis Cheddar Cheese, 97
Class 7. Traditional Waxed Cheddar, Sharp to Aged
awardBest of Class
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
English Hollow Cheddar, 99.75
awardSecond Award
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
English Hollow Cheddar, 99.7
awardThird Award
Roelli Cheese Haus, Shullsburg, WI
Roelli Haus Select Cheddar, 99.35
Class 9. Colby
awardBest of Class
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Colby, 98.75
awardSecond Award
Deer Creek, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Robin, 98.65
awardThird Award
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Colby Midget Bandage, 98.45
Class 10. Monterey Jack
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.5
awardThird Award
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Monterey Jack, 99.2
Class 14. Rindless Swiss Style
awardBest of Class
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, Monroe, WI
Full Cream Rindless Swiss, 98.6
Class 15. Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Low Moisture Mozzarella Cheese, Whole Milk, 99.4
Class 17. Fresh Mozzarella
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella 8 oz. Thermoform Ball, 99.45
Class 18. Burrata
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Burrata, 96.85
Class 19. Provolone, Mild
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone Cheese, 99.05
awardThird Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Provolone Cheese, 98.9
Class 20. Provolone, Aged
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Aged Provolone Mandarini, 99.35
Class 21. Provolone, Smoked
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Smoked Provolone Cheese, 99.85
awardSecond Award
Agropur inc., Luxemburg, WI
Smoked Provolone Cheese, 98.3
Class 22. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Mexican String Cheese, 99.3
awardThird Award
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Mexican String Cheese, 98.95
Class 23. String Cheese, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String, 99.2
awardThird Award
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Jalapeno Pepper String Cheese, 99.1
Class 24. Cottage Cheese
awardBest of Class
Westby Cooperative Creamery, Westby, WI
4% Small Curd Cottage Cheese, 98.9
Class 27. Asiago, Fresh
awardBest of Class
Door Artisan Cheese Company, Egg Harbor, WI
Crema Pressato Dolce Asiago, 99.55
awardThird Award
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Malone, WI
Asiago Fresca, 98.6
Class 28. Asiago, Aged (over 6 mos.)
awardBest of Class
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Classic Asiago, 98.9
Class 29. Parmesan
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Parmesan, 99.55
awardThird Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso American Grana, 99.5
Class 30. Feta
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Feta Cheese, 99.25
awardThird Award
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Feta Cheese, 99.15
Class 31. Feta, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Peppercorn Feta, 98.85
awardThird Award
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Feta cheese with basil & tomato, 98.6
Class 32. Brick & Muenster
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Brick, 99.6
awardSecond Award
Decatur Dairy, Inc., Brodhead, WI
Brick, 99.55
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Buholzer Brothers Brick, 99.3
Class 33. Havarti
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Havarti, 98.7
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Buholzer Brothers Havarti, 98.65
Class 34. Havarti, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Dill Havarti, 99.25
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Buholzer Brothers Dill Havarti, 99.2
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Buholzer Brothers Dill Havarti, 99.1
Class 35. Gorgonzola
awardBest of Class
Roth Cheese, Seymour, WI
Roth Gorgonzola Cheese, 98.55
Class 36. Blue Veined Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Glacier Penta Creme, 98.45
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Glacier Point Blue, 98.4
Class 42. Gouda, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Caraway, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Cumin, 99.5
Class 43. Gouda, Smoked
awardBest of Class
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Smoked Cumin, 99.7
awardSecond Award
Arla Foods, Inc., Kaukauna, WI
Gouda Wheel With Cracked Black Peppercorn, 99.6
Class 48. Latin American Style Fresh Cheeses
awardSecond Award
W&W Dairy, LLC, Monroe, WI
Queso Fresco, 99.6
Class 49. Latin American Style Melting Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Queso Quesadilla, 98.45
awardSecond Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Asadero, 98.3
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Oaxaca, 98.25
Class 50. Latin American Style Hard Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc., Darlington, WI
Queso Cotija, 99.3
Class 54. Washed Rind / Smear Ripened Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Roth Cheese, Monroe, WI
Roth Monroe Cheese, 99.75
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamy "Redhead", 99.7
Class 59. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack, Mild Heat
awardSecond Award
LaGrander's Hillside Dairy, Inc., Stanley, WI
Pepper Jack Longhorn, 99.65
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno Peppers, 99.6
Class 60. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack, Medium Heat
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Jim Falls, WI
Monterey Jack with Jalapeno and Habanero peppers, 99.25
Class 61. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack, High Heat
awardThird Award
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility, Ellsworth, WI
Blaser's Habanero Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese, 98.65
Class 62. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheese, Mild Heat
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Mild Chili Pepper Brick, 99.8
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Mild Chili Pepper Muenster, 99.65
Class 63. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheese, Medium Heat
awardBest of Class
Henning Cheese, Inc., Kiel, WI
Chipotle Cheddar Bandage Daisie, 99.9
awardThird Award
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Med. Chili Habanero Pepper Brick, 99.75
Class 65. Open Class: Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
CELLO RICH AND CREAMY MASCARPONE, 99.8
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.7
awardThird Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone, 99.65
Class 70. Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Smoky Pepper, 99.65
awardThird Award
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Creamy Dill Rubbed Fontal, 99.5
Class 72. Open Class: Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Meister Cheese Co., Muscoda, WI
Smoked Kindred Cheddar, 99
Class 76. Lowfat Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Fat Free Feta, 99.05
Class 77. Reduced Sodium Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Mill Creek Cheese Factory, Arena, WI
Reduced Sodium Muenster, 99.1
Class 78. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, NEWTON, WI
JALAPENO COLD PACK CHEESE FOOD, 99.4
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, NEWTON, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food, 99.2
Class 79. Cold Pack Cheese Spreads
awardBest of Class
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
PEPPER JACK COLD PACK CHEESE SPREAD, 99.55
awardSecond Award
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
SPICY BEER COLD PACK CHEESE SPREAD, 99.5
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Sharp Cheddar Cheese Spread, 99.05
Class 80. Spreadable Natural Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Plain Cream Cheese Cup, 99.35
Class 82. Pasteurized Process Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
Colored American Past Process Cheese Loaf, 98.1
awardSecond Award
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, New London, WI
Wohlt White EZ-Melt American, 97.95
awardThird Award
Land O' Lakes, Spencer, WI
Deli White American Cheese Lot 33198177, 97.8
Class 83. Pasteurized Process Cheeses, Flavored
awardThird Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
PP MJ & American Cheese w/Red Bell & Jalapeno Peppers, 98.85
Class 84. Pasteurized Process Cheese Slices
awardSecond Award
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI), Portage, WI
American Swiss Past Proc Cheese Slices, 98.45
Class 86. Soft Goat's Milk Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Fresh Goat Cheese, 99.25
Class 95. Semi-Soft (Semi-Hard) Sheep's Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Marisa, 99.25
Class 101. Soft & Semi-Soft Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardThird Award
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Cow & Goat Blended Feta, 98.85
Class 103. Surface (Mold) Ripened Mixed Milk Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Cave Aged Mellage, 99.7
awardSecond Award
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI
Cave Aged Chandoka New Zealand Style Mixed Milk, 99.45
Class 105. Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses (6 months or longer)
awardSecond Award
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Limited Edition Pastorale Blend, 99.8
Class 110. Lowfat Yogurt, Cow's Milk
awardThird Award
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI
Peach-Raspberry Swiss Yogurt, 99.45
Class 111. Yogurt, Cow's Milk (>3.25% milkfat)
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Plain Yogurt, 99.7
Class 112. Yogurt, Cow's Milk, Flavored (>3.25% milkfat)
awardBest of Class
Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Honey Vanilla Greek Yogurt, 99.7
Class 113. High Protein Yogurt: Cow's Milk
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt 3.5%, 99.75
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt, 99.7
Class 114. High Protein Yogurt: Cow's Milk, Flavored
awardSecond Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt Lowfat Vanilla, 99.8
awardThird Award
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey 3% Greek Yogurt Vanilla, 99.75
Class 116. Drinkable Cultured Products
awardBest of Class
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI
Rhubarb Swiss Yogurt, 99.95
awardSecond Award
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI
Raspberry Swiss Yogurt, 99.9
awardThird Award
Yodelay Yogurt, Madison, WI
Blueberry Swiss Yogurt, 99.85
Class 117. Open Class: Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese Shred, 98.8
awardThird Award
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Chihuahua Cheese Shred, 98.7
Class 118. Open Class: Shredded Cheese Blends, Flavored & Unflavored
awardBest of Class
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Chihuahua/Oaxaca Blend, 99.75
awardSecond Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Hot Pepper Blend, 99.65
awardThird Award
Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI
Shredded Parmesan, Gruyere & Swiss, 99.6
Class 119. Prepared Cheese Foods
awardBest of Class
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Prosciutto & Fresh Basil Roll, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Bread Cheese, 99.45
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Jalapeño Bread Cheese, 99.25
Class 120. Natural Snack Cheese
awardBest of Class
Specialty Cheese Company, Inc., Reeseville, WI
Just the Cheese Wisconsin Cheddar Minis, 99.85
awardSecond Award
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese, 99.75
awardThird Award
Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc., La Valle, WI
Goat Cheddar Stix, 99.7
Class 121. Natural Snack Cheese, Cheese Curds
awardBest of Class
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Cheese Curds with Jalapeno, 99.75
awardSecond Award
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Ellsworth, WI
Ellsworth Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Curds, 99.7
awardThird Award
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI
Farmstead Curds, 99.65
Class 122. Natural Sliced Cheese
awardBest of Class
Great Lakes, Plymouth, WI
NY X-Sharp Cracker Cut, 99.15
awardSecond Award
Great Lakes, Plymouth, WI
Havarti Cracker Cuts, 98.9
Class 124. Dry Whey
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Richland Center, WI
Teklac Sweet Dairy Whey, 99.65
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waupun, WI
Sweet Whey Powder W Unbleached, 99.6
Class 125. Whey Protein Concentrate 34
awardSecond Award
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative, Sparta, WI
WPC 34%, 99.85
awardThird Award
Lynn Dairy, Inc., Granton, WI
Whey Protein Concetrate, 99.8
Class 127. Whey Protein Isolate 90
awardThird Award
Mullins Cheese, Inc., Mosinee, WI
Whey Protein Isolate, 99.75