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

6,293 AWARDS

& counting...

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ACS Cheese Competition, 2019
Class AC: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Open Category - Fresh Unripened Cheeses - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Stracciatella
Class AH: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Cheese Curds - all milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
White Cheddar Cheese Curds
awardFirst Place
Springside Cheese Corp., Oconto Falls, WI
White Cheddar Curds
Class AM: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Mascarpone and Cream Cheese - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Mascarpone
Class AQ: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Fromage Blanc, Fromage Frais, and Quark - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Clock Shadow Creamery, Milwaukee, WI
Quark
Class AR: Fresh Unripened Cheeses, Ricotta - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Platinum Ricotta
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Ricotta con Latte Whole Milk
Class BB: Soft-Ripened Cheeses, Brie - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
1kg Brie President
awardThird Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
8oz Brie President
Class BT: Soft-Ripened Cheeses, Triple Crème - soft ripened/cream added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
8oz Triple cream brie President
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, Theresa, WI
Brick
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Mild Brick Cheese
Class CC: American Originals, American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Red Barn Family Farms, Appleton, WI
Cupola Artisan Cheese
Class CJ: American Originals, Monterey Jack - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Colby Jack
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
Class CX: American Originals, American Originals Original Recipe / Open Category - made from mixed or other milks
awardFirst Place
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI
LaClare Family Creamery Cave Aged Chandoka
Class CY: American Originals, Colby - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Robin
awardSecond Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
marbled colby
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Natural Colby Cheese
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Traditional Colby
Class DC: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Fontina
awardThird Place
Roth Cheese, Monroe, WI
Roth Grand Cru Original Wheel
awardThird Place
Roth Cheese, Monroe, WI
Roth Organic Grand Cru Original Wheel
Class DD: American Made / International Style, Dutch-style (Gouda, Edam etc.) - all milks
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Aged Gouda
Class DE: American Made / International Style, Emmental-style with Eye Formation (Swiss, Baby Swiss, Blocks, Wheels) - made from cow's milk
awardThird Place
Prairie Farms Cheese Division, Monona, WI
Baby Swiss Wheel
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
awardSecond Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Wischago Reserve
awardThird Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Sheep Milk Butterkase
Class DX: American Made / International Style, Open Category - American Made/International Style - made from mixed, or other milks
awardThird 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
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Stag
Class EC: Cheddars, Cheddar - aged through 12 months - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
English Hollow Cheddar
Class EE: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged 48 or more months - all milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Imperial Buck
Class EG: Cheddars, Cheddar - aged through 12 months - made from goat's, sheep's, buffalo's, mixed, or other milk
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Sheep Milk Cheddar
Class EX: Cheddars, Mature Cheddar - aged 24 months through 47 months - all milks
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek Vat 17 World Cheddar
awardThird Place
Springside Cheese Corp., Oconto Falls, WI
2 Year Aged Cheddar
Class FC: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Roth Cheese, Monroe, WI
Gorgonzola Cheese
awardThird Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Salemville® Blue Cheese
Class FG: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from goat's milk
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Barneveld Blue
Class FS: Blue Mold Cheeses, Rindless Blue-veined - made from sheep's milk
awardSecond 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
awardSecond Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
EWE CALF to be KIDding Blue
awardSecond 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
Roth Cheese, 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
awardSecond Place
Saputo Specialty Cheese, Richfield, WI
Aged Asiago
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Copper Kettle Cheese Reserve
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Cello Organic Copper Kettle Cheese
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Extra-Aged Asiago
Class HB: Italian Type Cheeses, Burrata - Fresh mozzarella encasing a distinctly separate core made from softer curd and cream, or other soft cheese - all milks
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Burrata
Class HD: Italian Type Cheeses, Traditional Regional Italian Cheeses - all milks
awardThird Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxon Creamery Asiago Fresca
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) - all milks
awardFirst Place
Renard's Cheese Store LLC, Algoma, WI
Whip String Cheese
awardThird Place
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI
Farmstead String Cheese
awardThird Place
Renard's Cheese Store LLC, Algoma, WI
String Cheese
Class HP: Italian Type Cheeses, Pasta Filata types (Provolone, Caciocavallo) - all milks
awardThird Place
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, WI
BelGioioso Sharp Provolone Mandarino
Class IC: Feta Cheeses, Feta - made from cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Feta in Brine
awardThird Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Feta in Brine B
Class IS: Feta Cheeses, Feta - made from sheep's milk
awardSecond Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Farmstead Feta
awardThird 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
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Fat Free Feta
Class JR: Low Fat / Low Salt Cheeses, Light/Lite and Reduced Fat cheeses - all milks
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Feta
Class KA: Flavored Cheeses, Fresh Unripened Cheese with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Chocolate Mascarpone
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
awardThird Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Blue Jay
Class KD: Flavored Cheeses, International-Style with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Bacon
awardSecond Place
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Foenegreek
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Dill Havarti
awardThird Place
Roth Cheese, Monroe, WI
Roth 3 Chile Pepper Gouda Cheese Wheel
Class KG: Flavored Cheeses, Hispanic-Style with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Chees-E-Que Brat Style
Class KI: Flavored Cheeses, Feta with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Peppercorn Feta
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Tomato & Basil 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
Reduced Fat Mediterranean Feta
awardSecond Place
Renard's Cheese Store LLC, Algoma, WI
Farmers with Pesto
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Reduced Fat Tomato & Basil Feta
Class KK: Flavored Cheeses, Rubbed-Rind Cheese with added flavor ingredients rubbed or applied on the exterior surface of the cheese only - all milks
awardFirst Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Mayan Cocoa Coffee Rubbed Fontal
awardThird Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Creamy Dill Rubbed Fontal
Class KL: Flavored Cheeses, Cheese Curds with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Arena Cheese Inc., Arena, WI
Cheese Curds with Flavor
Class KM: Flavored Cheeses, American Originals with Flavor Added - all milks
awardFirst Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Natural Colby Cheese with Caraway
awardSecond Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Cowboy Jack
awardThird Place
Widmer's Cheese Cellars, Inc., Theresa, WI
Traditional Washed Rind Brick Cheese with Caraway
Class KQ: Flavored Cheeses, Yogurt and Cultured Products with Flavor Added (Set yogurts, Greek-style, dips, etc.) - all milks
awardSecond Place
Siggi's Dairy, Richland County, WI
Siggi’s Raspberry Triple Cream Skyr
awardSecond Place
Siggi's Dairy, Richland County, WI
Siggi’s Vanilla Triple Cream Skyr
Class KS: Flavored Cheeses, Cold Pack Cheese and Spreads with Flavor Added - with a maximum moisture of 42% - all milks
awardThird Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
Rondelé Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Spreadable Cheese
Class KV: Flavored Cheeses, Yogurt and Cultured Products with Flavor Added (Drinkable, pourable, smoothie, etc.) - all milks
awardFirst Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Raspberry Kefir
awardThird Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Vanilla Kefir
awardThird Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Blueberry Kefir
awardThird Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Strawberry Kefir
Class LC: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Naturally Smoked Aged Traditional Gouda
awardSecond Place
Saxon Cheese, LLC, Cleveland, WI
Saxon Creamery Big Ed’s Smokehaus
awardThird Place
Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc., Monroe, WI
Naturally Smoked Aged Gouda
awardThird Place
Edelweiss Creamery, Monticello, WI
Smoked Gouda
Class LD: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Cheddars - all milks
awardSecond Place
LaClare Farms, Malone, WI
LaClare Family Creamery Smoked Cheddar
Class LS: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from sheep's milk
awardFirst Place
Hook's Cheese Company, Inc., Mineral Point, WI
Smoked Sheep Milk Gouda
Class LX: Smoked Cheeses, Open Category - Smoked Cheeses - made from mixed, or other milks
awardThird Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Smoked Cerberus
Class MA: Farmstead Cheeses, Farmstead Category Aged less than 60 days - all milks
awardSecond Place
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI
Ponderosa Farmstead Mini Whips
Class ME: Farmstead Cheeses, Farmstead Category Aged 60 days or more - less than 39% moisture - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Uplands Cheese, Dodgeville, WI
Extra-Aged Pleasant Ridge Reserve
Class OO: Sheep’s Milk Cheeses, Fresh Rindless Sheep's Milk Cheese Aged 0 to 30 days
awardSecond Place
Landmark Creamery, Albany, WI
Natural Brebis
Class OU: Sheep’s Milk Cheeses, Sheep's Milk Cheese Aged Over 60 days
awardFirst Place
Cedar Grove Cheese, Plain, WI
Donatello
awardThird Place
Eckerman Sheep Company, Antigo, WI
SUPER EWEMAZING
Class PC: Marinated Cheeses, Cheeses Marinated in Liquids and Ingredients - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The MoonRabbit
awardSecond Place
The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Sheboygan, WI
Deer Creek The Night Walker
awardThird Place
Sartori Company, Plymouth, WI
Sartori Reserve Tennessee Whiskey BellaVitano
Class QK: Cultured Milk And Cream Products, Kefir, Drinkable Yogurt, Buttermilk, and Other Drinkable Cultured Products - all milks
awardFirst Place
Nasonville Dairy, Inc., Marshfield, WI
Plain Kefir
Class QL: Cultured Milk And Cream Products, Labneh, Greek Style Yogurt, and Other Strained Cultured Products - all milks
awardSecond Place
Siggi's Dairy, Richland County, WI
siggi’s Triple Cream Plain Skyr
awardSecond Place
Siggi's Dairy, Richland County, WI
siggi’s 4% Fat Plain Skyr
awardSecond Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt Traditional
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey Greek Yogurt Old World
awardThird Place
Klondike Cheese Co., Monroe, WI
Odyssey 2% Greek Yogurt
Class RC: Butters, Salted Butter with or without cultures - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Graf Creamery, Inc., Bonduel, WI
Brethren Butter Amish Style Handrolled Salted Butter
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
CROPP/Organic Valley Salted Butter
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Valley Salted Butter
Class RO: Butters, Unsalted Butter with or without cultures - made from cow's milk
awardFirst Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Valley European Style Cultured Butter, Unsalted
awardSecond Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
CROPP/Organic Valley Pasture Butter, Cultured
awardThird Place
Organic Valley, La Farge, WI
Organic Valley Cultured Butter, Unsalted
Class SC: Cheese Spreads, Open Category Cold Pack Style - with a maximum moisture of 42% - all milks
awardSecond Place
Lactalis Deli, Inc., Belmont, WI
Pub Cheese Sharp Cheddar Spreadable Cheese
awardThird Place
Pine River Pre-Pack, Newton, WI
Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food
Class TB: Washed Rind Cheeses, Soft-Ripened Washed Rind - high moisture over 42% - all milks
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Redhead
Class TC: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category - Washed Rind Cheeses Aged more than 60 days - up to 42% moisture - cow's milk
awardSecond Place
Schuman Cheese, Turtle Lake, WI
Yellow Door Creamery Altu
Class TS: Washed Rind Cheeses, Open Category - Washed Rind Cheeses Aged more than 60 days - up to 42% moisture - made from sheep's milk
awardFirst Place
Hidden Springs Creamery, Westby, WI
Ocooch Mountain Grande Reserve
awardSecond Place
Landmark Creamery, Albany, WI
Anabasque