The winner of the 2009 United States Championship Cheese Contest is Sartori Foods Reserve SarVecchio Parmesan. This cheese was selected out of 1,360 entries from 32 states.

The U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, is the largest and longest-running cheese competition in the United States. This year top cheese makers submitted cheeses to be judged by a group of 24 tasting experts from 12 states.