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Award-Winning Cheese

Award-Winning Cheese

At Wisconsinmade.com we take pride in selling award-winning cheese and the best cheese gifts from America's Dairyland to cheese lovers all over the United States. What makes cheese from Wisconsin so special? The land, the cows, and the climate are all important, but the cheesemakers bring these elements together to create the finest award-winning cheeses in the world. 

The State of Wisconsin requires cheesemakers to be certified, but a few cheesemakers go above and beyond to become Master Cheesemakers.  The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker program is modeled after similar programs in Europe, but Wisconsin is the only state to grant this distinguished honor. Wisconsinmade.com proudly offers award-winning cheeses from the following Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers:

  • Gary Grossen, a specialist in Brick, Cheddar, Gouda, Havarti, and Muenster at Babcock Hall Dairy.
  • Sid Cook, a specialist in Cheddar, Fontina, and Gran Canaria; Bob Koenig, a specialist in Fontina and Gouda; Thomas Jenny, a specialist in Fontina, Gouda, Bessie's Blend, and Shepherd's Blend; at Carr Valley Cheese.
  • Bob Wills, a specialist in Butterkase and Cheddar at Cedar Grove Cheese.
  • Steve Stettler, a specialist in Brick, Cheddar, Farmer's, Havarti, Muenster, and Swiss at Decatur Dairy.
 
2017 United States Cheese Championship Winners 

Class Overall

U.S. Champion
Sartori Company, Antigo, WI
Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano


First Runner Up
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
Aged Cheddar

Second Runner Up
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI
Marieke Gouda Belegen

2017 Wisconsin State Fair Winners

Class 5:  Brick, Muenster

Blue Ribbon - Brick
Decatur Dairy, Broadhead, WI

Class 20:  Havarti

Blue Ribbon - Havarti
Decatur Dairy, Brodhead, WI

Class 22:  Open Class - Semi-Soft Cheese

Blue Ribbon - Marieke Belegen Gouda, 4-6 Months
Marieke Gouda, Thorp, WI

Second Prize - Gouda
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant, Madison, WI


Due to our commitment to quality, many of our artisan cheeses do not ship during the summer months.

Wisconsin takes pride in its Wisconsin award-winning  cheese, and we are here if you have any questions. You can also find more information on cheese types and cheese varieties right here at Wisconsinmade.com!

 
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