Award Winners

2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

2. Cheddar, Medium (3 To 6 Months)

Second Award

Agropur inc.

Weyauwega, WI

Cheddar

Score: 99.525

4. Cheddar, Aged One To Two Years

Best of Class

Land O' Lakes

Kiel, WI

Aged Cheddar - One to Two Years

Score: 99.4

5. Cheddar, Aged Two Years Or Longer

Third Award

Agropur inc.

Weyauwega, WI

cheddar

Score: 99.35

6. Traditional Waxed Cheddar, Mild To Medium

Best of Class

Renard's Cheese Store LLC

Algoma, WI

Traditional Red Wax Cheddar Daisy

Score: 98.9

7. Traditional Waxed Cheddar, Sharp To Aged

Second Award

Deer Creek Cheese

Kiel, WI

Deer Creek The Fawn

Score: 98.96

Third Award

Deer Creek Cheese

Kiel, WI

Deer Creek The Imperial Buck

Score: 98.835

8. Natural Rinded Cheddar

Second Award

Door Artisan Cheese Company

Egg Harbor, WI

Masters Select Aged Top Hat Cheddar

Score: 99.7

9. Colby

Second Award

Arena Cheese Inc.

Arena, WI

Traditional Colby Deli Longhorn

Score: 99.425

Third Award

Henning Cheese, Inc.

Kiel, WI

Colby Midget

Score: 99.225

10. Monterey Jack

Second Award

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI)

Jim Falls, WI

Monterey Jack

Score: 99.225

11. Marbled Curd Cheese

Best of Class

Arena Cheese Inc.

Arena, WI

Original Recipe Colby Jack Deli

Score: 98.955

12. Baby Swiss Style

Best of Class

Chalet Cheese Cooperative

Monroe, WI

40# Baby Swiss

Score: 98.95

Third Award

Prairie Farms Cheese Division

Shullsburg, WI

Prairie Farms Baby Swiss Wheel

Score: 98.7

15. Mozzarella

Best of Class

Agropur inc.

Luxemburg, WI

Whole Milk Mozzarella

Score: 98.475

Second Award

Burnett Dairy Cheese

Grantsburg, WI

Patria Whole Milk Mozzarella

Score: 98.175

17. Fresh Mozzarella

Best of Class

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC

Waterloo, WI

Fresh Mozzarella

Score: 98.4

19. Provolone, Mild

Best of Class

Agropur inc.

Luxemburg, WI

Provolone

Score: 99.75

Second Award

Agropur inc.

Luxemburg, WI

Provolone

Score: 99.65

Third Award

Agropur inc.

Luxemburg, WI

provolone

Score: 99.6

20. Provolone, Aged

Best of Class

BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.

Denmark, WI

BelGioioso Mandarini Aged Provolone

Score: 98.45

21. Provolone, Smoked

Best of Class

Cedar Valley Cheese, Inc.

Belgium, WI

Smoked Mild Provolone

Score: 99.05

Third Award

Cedar Valley Cheese, Inc.

Belgium, WI

Smoked Mild Provolone

Score: 98.8

22. String Cheese

Second Award

Cesar's Cheese

Plain, WI

Hand Stretched String Cheese

Score: 99.7

Third Award

V&V Supremo Foods, Inc.

Browntown, WI

String Cheese

Score: 99.3

25. Cottage Cheese, Flavored

Best of Class

Westby Cooperative Creamery

Westby, WI

4% Good Culture Organic Strawberry Cottage Cheese

Score: 99.075

27. Asiago, Fresh

Best of Class

BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.

Denmark, WI

BelGioioso Asiago Fresco

Score: 98.25

Second Award

Door Artisan Cheese Company

Egg Harbor, WI

Crema Pressato

Score: 97.45

28. Asiago, Aged (Over 6 Months)

Best of Class

Sartori Company

Plymouth, WI

Sartori Classic Asiago

Score: 99.25

Second Award

Schuman Cheese

Turtle Lake, WI

Cello Asiago

Score: 98.95

Third Award

Sartori Company

Plymouth, WI

Sartori Classic Asiago

Score: 98.75

29. Parmesan

Best of Class

Schuman Cheese

Turtle Lake, WI

Cello Parmesan

Score: 99.05

Second Award

Schuman Cheese

Turtle Lake, WI

Cello Organic Copper Kettle Parmesan

Score: 98.7

Third Award

Schuman Cheese

Turtle Lake, WI

Cello Copper Kettle Parmesan

Score: 98.5

30. Feta

Best of Class

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Odyssey Feta

Score: 99.77

31. Feta, Flavored

Best of Class

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Odyssey Peppercorn Feta

Score: 99.55

32. Brick & Muenster

Best of Class

Decatur Dairy, Inc.

Brodhead, WI

Muenster

Score: 99.85

Second Award

Edelweiss Creamery

Monticello, WI

Brick

Score: 99.8

Third Award

Decatur Dairy, Inc.

Brodhead, WI

Muenster

Score: 99.79

33. Havarti

Best of Class

Roth Cheese

Monroe, WI

Roth Creamy Havarti

Score: 99.07

Second Award

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Buholzer Brothers Havarti

Score: 97.985

Third Award

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Buholzer Brothers Havarti

Score: 97.84

34. Havarti, Flavored

Best of Class

Arla Foods, Inc.

Kaukauna, WI

Dofino Havarti

Score: 99.72

Second Award

Arla Foods, Inc.

Kaukauna, WI

Dofino Havarti

Score: 99.545

35. Gorgonzola

Best of Class

BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.

Denmark, WI

BelGioioso CreamyGorg

Score: 99.4

38. Open Class: Cheeses With Blue Molding

Best of Class

Roelli Cheese Haus

Shullsburg, WI

Red Rock

Score: 98.55

40. Gouda, Young (Less Than 4 Months)

Third Award

Marieke Gouda

Thorp, WI

Marieke Gouda Young

Score: 99.475

43. Gouda, Flavored

Best of Class

Marieke Gouda

Thorp, WI

Marieke Thorp Gouda

Score: 99.495

Third Award

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc.

Monroe, WI

Chipotle Gouda

Score: 99.18

44. Gouda, Smoked

Best of Class

Arla Foods, Inc.

Kaukauna, WI

Castello Smoked Cracked Pepper Gouda

Score: 99.25

Second Award

Arla Foods, Inc.

Kaukauna, WI

Castello Smoked Cracked Pepper Gouda

Score: 99.05

Third Award

Arla Foods, Inc.

Kaukauna, WI

Castello Smoked Cracked Pepper Gouda

Score: 98.9

49. Latin American Style Fresh Cheeses

Third Award

W&W Dairy, LLC

Monroe, WI

W&W Dairy Para Freir

Score: 99.315

50. Latin American Style Melting Cheeses

Second Award

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC

Waterloo, WI

Oaxaca

Score: 99.3

Third Award

V&V Supremo Foods, Inc.

Browntown, WI

Oaxaca Cheese Ball

Score: 99.25

51. Latin American Style Hard Cheeses

Third Award

Mexican Cheese Producers, Inc.

Darlington, WI

Cotija Wheel

Score: 98.55

58. Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses, Mature (Less Than 9 Months)

Third Award

Roth Cheese

Monroe, WI

Roth Grand Cru Reserve Cheese Wheel

Score: 99.635

59. Washed Rind/Smear Ripened Hard Cheeses, Extra Aged (Over 9 Months)

Best of Class

Roth Cheese

Monroe, WI

Roth Grand Cru Surchoix Cheese Wheel

Score: 99.825

Second Award

Roth Cheese

Monroe, WI

Roth Pavino Cheese Wheel

Score: 99.675

62. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack, Medium Heat

Third Award

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI)

Jim Falls, WI

Four Pepper Blend

Score: 98.53

63. Pepper Flavored Monterey Jack, High Heat

Best of Class

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, Comstock Facility

Comstock, WI

Ellsworth Habanero Ghost Pepper Jack Cheese

Score: 99.35

64. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheese, Mild Heat

Third Award

Chalet Cheese Cooperative

Monroe, WI

Pepper Havarti

Score: 98.45

65. Open Class: Pepper Flavored Cheese, Medium Heat

Best of Class

Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin

Darlington, WI

The Big Moo - Hoppin' Jalapeno

Score: 99.85

Second Award

Henning Cheese, Inc.

Kiel, WI

Chipotle Cheddar Daisy

Score: 99.75

67. Open Class: Soft Cheeses

Second Award

Schuman Cheese

Turtle Lake, WI

Cello Mascarpone (2)

Score: 99.55

Third Award

Schuman Cheese

Turtle Lake, WI

Cello Mascarpone (3)

Score: 99.5

68. Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses

Second Award

Hoard’s Dairyman Farm Creamery

Montecello, WI

Belaire

Score: 98.85

Third Award

Schuman Cheese

Turtle Lake, WI

Cello Fontal

Score: 98.55

71. Open Class: Hard Cheeses With Natural Rind

Third Award

Hill Valley Dairy LLC

Milwauakee, WI

Luna by Hill Valley Dairy

Score: 98.3

72. Open Class: Soft Cheeses, Flavored

Second Award

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC

Waterloo, WI

Marinated Fresh Mozzarella

Score: 98.65

73. Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses, Flavored

Second Award

Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc.

Linden, WI

Wildfire Blue

Score: 99.125

74. Open Class: Hard Cheeses, Flavored

Best of Class

Deer Creek Cheese

Kiel, WI

Deer Creek The Night Walker

Score: 98.95

Third Award

Sartori Company

Plymouth, WI

Sartori Reserve Espresso BellaVitano

Score: 98.7

75. Open Class: Smoked Soft And Semi-Soft Cheeses

Second Award

Zimmerman Cheese, Inc.

South Wayne, WI

Smoked Brick Loaf

Score: 99.1

76. Open Class: Smoked Hard Cheeses

Best of Class

Meister Cheese Co.

Muscoda, WI

Smoked Cheddar

Score: 99.545

Second Award

Meister Cheese Co.

Muscoda, WI

Smoked Cheddar

Score: 99.445

79. Lowfat Cheeses

Best of Class

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Odyssey Lowfat Feta

Score: 99.7

80. Reduced Sodium Cheeses

Third Award

Agropur inc.

Luxemburg, WI

reduced sodium provolone

Score: 97.95

81. Cold Pack Cheese, Cheese Food

Best of Class

Pine River Pre-Pack

Newton, WI

Chunky Bleu Cold Pack Cheese Food

Score: 99.56

Second Award

Pine River Pre-Pack

Newton, WI

Toasted Onion Cold Pack Cheese Food

Score: 99.235

Third Award

Pine River Pre-Pack

Newton, WI

Aged Asiago Cold Pack Cheese Food

Score: 99.085

82. Cold Pack Cheese Spreads

Second Award

Decatur Dairy, Inc.

Brodhead, WI

Colby Swiss Cheese Spread

Score: 99.315

Third Award

Pine River Pre-Pack

Newton, WI

Garlic & Herb Gourmet Cold Pack Cheese Spread

Score: 99.055

86. Pasteurized Process Cheeses

Best of Class

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

New London, WI

Ellsworth New London Pizza Cheese

Score: 99.125

Second Award

Gilman Cheese Corporation

Gilman, WI

Shelf Stable Ultra Sharp

Score: 99.075

Third Award

Gilman Cheese Corporation

Gilman, WI

Shelf Stable White Cheddar

Score: 99.05

87. Pasteurized Process Cheeses, Flavored

Best of Class

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

New London, WI

Ellsworth New London Hot Pepper Processed Cheese

Score: 99

Third Award

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI)

Portage, WI

Dinner Bell Pasteurized Process American & Monterey Jack Cheese with Red Bell & Jalapeno Peppers (Loaf)

Score: 98.4

88. Pasteurized Process Cheese Slices

Best of Class

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI)

Portage, WI

Dinner Bell Pasteurized Process American Cheese (Slice-On-Slice)

Score: 98.85

89. Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread

Best of Class

Land O' Lakes

Spencer, WI

6/5# Queso Bravo Chs Dip Yel

Score: 99.225

Second Award

Lactalis Deli, Inc.

Merrill, WI

Président Wee Brie Processed Spreadable Cheese

Score: 99.15

91. Soft Goat's Milk Cheeses, Flavored

Second Award

LaClare Farms

Malone, WI

LaClare Creamery Chipotle Honey Goat Cheese

Score: 98.75

Third Award

Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Belmont, WI

Montchevre Topped Cranberry Port

Score: 98.25

92. Soft Goat's Milk Cheeses, Flavored With Sweet Condiments

Second Award

Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Belmont, WI

Montchevre Blueberry Lemon

Score: 99.5

93. Semi-Soft (Semi-Hard) Goat's Milk Cheeses

Third Award

Hook's Cheese Company, Inc.

Mineral Point, WI

Hook's Barneveld Blue

Score: 98.675

95. Hard Goat's Milk Cheeses

Best of Class

Blakesville Creamery

Port Washington, WI

Blakesville Creamery St Germain

Score: 98.75

96. Hard Goat's Milk Cheeses, Flavored

Third Award

LaClare Farms

Malone, WI

LaClare Creamery Goat Pepper Jack

Score: 97.625

97. Soft-Ripened Goat's Milk Cheeses

Second Award

Blakesville Creamery

Port Washington, WI

Blakesville Creamery Linedeline

Score: 99.5

102. Hard Sheep’S Milk Cheeses, Extra Aged (Over 6 Months)

Best of Class

Hidden Springs Creamery

Westby, WI

Ocooch Reserve

Score: 99.05

103. Sheep’S Milk Cheeses With Blue Mold

Second Award

Hook's Cheese Company, Inc.

Mineral Point, WI

Hook's Little Boy Blue

Score: 98

105. Washed Rind/ Smear Ripened Sheep's Milk Cheeses

Second Award

Landmark Creamery

Plain, WI

Anabasque

Score: 99.1

Third Award

Hidden Springs Creamery

Westby, WI

Ocooch Grande

Score: 98.9

106. Sheep's Milk Cheeses, Flavored

Second Award

Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc.

La Valle, WI

Black Sheep Truffle

Score: 98.9

Third Award

Hidden Springs Creamery

Westby, WI

Driftless Honey

Score: 98.8

108. Mixed Milk Cheeses, Flavored

Third Award

Hook's Cheese Company, Inc.

Mineral Point, WI

Hook's Ewe Calf to be Kidding Blue

Score: 98.05

111. Hard Mixed Milk Cheeses (Over 6 Months)

Best of Class

LaClare Farms

Malone, WI

LaClare Creamery Cave Aged Chandoka

Score: 99.575

115. Butter, Flavored

Second Award

Nordic Creamery

westby, WI

Cinnamon and Sugar Butter

Score: 98.16

Third Award

Pine River Dairy, Inc.

Manitowoc, WI

Sea Salt Caramel Butter

Score: 98.125

116. Lowfat Yogurt, Cow's Milk

Best of Class

Yodelay Yogurt

Madison, WI

Yodelay Yogurt - Tart Cherry

Score: 99.895

Second Award

Yodelay Yogurt

Madison, WI

Yodelay Yogurt - Raspberry

Score: 99.89

Third Award

Yodelay Yogurt

Madison, WI

Yodelay Yogurt - Blueberry

Score: 99.775

118. Yogurt, Cow's Milk, Flavored

Second Award

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Odyssey Yogurt Vanilla

Score: 99.725

119. High Protein Yogurt, Cow's Milk

Third Award

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Odyssey Greek Yogurt 3.5%

Score: 99.325

120. High Protein Yogurt, Cow's Milk, Flavored

Third Award

Klondike Cheese Co.

Monroe, WI

Odyssey French Onion Greek Yogurt Dip

Score: 99.7

124. Open Class: Shredded Cheeses, Flavored & Unflavored

Second Award

Sartori Company

Plymouth, WI

Sartori SarVecchio Parmesan Shred

Score: 99.675

Third Award

V&V Supremo Foods, Inc.

Browntown, WI

Chihuahua Cheese Shred

Score: 99.625

125. Open Class: Shredded Cheese Blends, Flavored & Unflavored

Best of Class

Sartori Company

Plymouth, WI

Sartori Tuscan Blend

Score: 98.8

Second Award

Sartori Company

Plymouth, WI

Sartori Regal Blend

Score: 98.515

126. Prepared Cheese Foods

Best of Class

Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin

Darlington, WI

The Big Moo - Oh So Original

Score: 99.065

Second Award

Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc.

La Valle, WI

Pizza Bread Cheese

Score: 99.02

Third Award

Pasture Pride Cheese LLC

Cashton, WI

Juustoleipa

Score: 98.8

127. Natural Snack Cheese

Second Award

Specialty Cheese Company, Inc.

Reeseville, WI

Just the Cheese White Cheddar Minis

Score: 99.33

Third Award

BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.

Denmark, WI

BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese

Score: 99.25

128. Cheese Curds

Best of Class

Decatur Dairy, Inc.

Brodhead, WI

Muenster Curd

Score: 99.35

Second Award

Arena Cheese Inc.

Arena, WI

Cheese Curd

Score: 99

Third Award

Nasonville Dairy, Inc.

Curtiss, WI

Nasonville Dairy, Inc.

Score: 98.9

129. Cheese Curds, Flavored

Best of Class

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Ellsworth, WI

Ellsworth Hickory Bacon Cheese Curds

Score: 99.05

Second Award

Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Ellsworth, WI

Ellsworth Hot Buffalo Cheese Curds

Score: 98.825

Third Award

Cedar Grove Cheese

Plain, WI

Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Curds

Score: 98.57

130. Natural Sliced Cheese

Third Award

Great Lakes

Plymouth, WI

Provolone Shingles

Score: 99.45

131. Cheese Based Spreads

Best of Class

Pine River Pre-Pack

Newton, WI

Pimento Cold Pack Cheese Spread

Score: 99.125

Second Award

Kraft Foods, Inc.

Beaver Dam, WI

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

Score: 99

Third Award

Kraft Foods, Inc.

Beaver Dam, WI

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Chive & Onion

Score: 98.85

132. Dry Whey

Best of Class

Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Waupun, WI

Dry Sweet Whey

Score: 99.4

133. Whey Protein Concentrate 34

Best of Class

Foremost Farms USA Cooperative

Sparta, WI

WPC 34%

Score: 99.6

Second Award

Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Waupun, WI

Whey Protein Concentrate 35%

Score: 99.525

Third Award

Saputo Cheese USA Inc.

Waupun, WI

Whey Protein Concentrate 35% Colored

Score: 99.5

137. Whey Protein Isolate 90, Instantized

Third Award

Mullins Cheese, Inc.

Mosinee, WI

Mullins Whey Protein Isolate

Score: 98.65

139. Non-Fat Dry Milk & Skim Milk Powder

Best of Class

Foremost Farms USA Cooperative

Sparta, WI

NFDM

Score: 99.7