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Artisan Cheesemakers – Savor the Taste of Wisconsin

Artisan Cheesemakers – Savor the Taste of Wisconsin

Our Discover Wisconsin – America’s Dairyland series identifies the dairy industry as a key component of what makes Wisconsin great. Whether profiling career options for today’s youth, showcasing culinary professionals who depend on Wisconsin cheese, or telling you where to find all of the great Wisconsin tastes and great Wisconsin events, there’s no place like America’s Dairyland!

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Artisan Cheesemakers – Savor the Taste of Wisconsin

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  • Sartori Cheese Eat

    We’re proud that Sartori is a fourth-generation family owned and operated company in the great American tradition. But we’re prouder still of the family feeling that runs throughout the entire company every day. From our leadership and artisan cheese expertise, to our cheesemakers, to our network of patron farmers, we share a deep sense of connection to one another and the land. Even the cows are in on it. And now, you are too.

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  • fromagination shop

    At Fromagination, our passion for spectacular specialty, artisan, and organic cheese, fine complements, and beautiful, practical accoutrements is pervasive and contagious. You can feel it as soon as you step through our door.

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  • Uplands Cheese Eat

    Located near Dodgeville, Wisconsin, Uplands Cheese was started by two families: Mike and Carol Gingrich and Dan and Jeanne Patenaude. After years of farming separately as neighbors, in 1994 we bought this farm together in order to join our small herds and manage them in a seasonal, pasture-based system. Dan and Jeanne had been, in the early 1980s, among the earliest people in the United States to feed cows by rotational grazing. This was thanks in part to the work done by Jeanne’s brother, Bill Murphy, then an agronomist at the University of Vermont, whose book Greener Pastures on Your Side of the Fence, is largely credited for helping introduce rotational grazing to American farmers.

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  • Bleu Mont Dairy Learn

    Bleu Mont Dairy is in the beautiful rolling hills near Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. The cheesemaker, Willi Lehner, learned his craft from his father, who mastered the art of cheesemaking in Switzerland.

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  • Carr Valley Cheese Eat

    Carr Valley Cheese is one of America’s finest specialty cheese plants. From traditional classics like expertly aged Cheddar Cheese to award-winning American Originals like Cocoa Cardona and Gran Canaria, our skilled cheesemakers turn milk delivered fresh from local dairy farms into more than 100 delicious cheese varieties. Our family’s passion for cheesemaking excellence runs deep. Today, fourth-generation owner Sid Cook is one of a small handful of certified Master Cheesemakers in the United States. It’s a distinction awarded only to veteran Wisconsin craftsmen who complete a rigorous 15-year advanced training and education program.

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  • Widmer Cheese Cellars Eat

    Widmer Cheese Cellars settled here in the heart of one of the richest cheese making areas in America more than 80 years ago. Embracing the manufacturing techniques which have been handed down through generations of European and Wisconsin cheese makers, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars carefully produces some of the finest Brick, Cheddar and Colby cheeses in the world.

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  • Roelli Cheese Haus Eat

    Roelli Cheese has a family tradition of making hancrafted specialty cheese for nearly 100 years. Adolph Roelli came to this area of Lafayette County from Switzerland in the 1920s. From that time, four generations of the Roelli family have been in the cheese business at this location, building on Adolph’s commitment to quality, service, and customer satisfaction. This long-standing commitment continues to be the cornerstone of our business.

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  • Bacchus Eat

    Located in the historic Cudahy Tower, a contemporary showcase for fine dining and stylish surroundings.

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