Mee th Awar -Winnin Master Cheesemaker of GREEN COUNTY

With over a dozen creameries, Green County is not only home to the largest concentration of cheesemakers in the nation, it’s home to the largest number of Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. This elite title is only given to licensed Wisconsin cheesemakers who have been making cheese in Wisconsin for 10 years or more, and completed rigorous coursework in cheese technology, artisanship and grading.

Edelweis Creamer

Klondik Chees

For over three decades Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Bruce Workman has honed his skills as owner and head cheesemaker at Edelweiss Creamery in Monroe, Wisconsin. Visitors to the creamery’s retail store in New Glarus can pick up some of their award-winning emmentaler made with raw milk in a traditional Swiss copper vat, or sample muenster, butterkäse, gouda and havarti. Retail cheese store is in New Glarus. Hrs: Daily 10 am-5 pm; Winter hours vary.

Klondike Cheese Company is a fourth-generation family-owned business with five Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers, each certified in multiple varieties of Wisconsin Cheese. Fans of Wisconsin feta, brick, muenster and havarti can find this Monroe-based company’s cheeses at local and national retailers under the Odyssey ® and Swisconsin ® brand.

Don’t miss these other award-winning Green County cheese companies and retailers including Emmi Roth’s Alp and Dell Cheese Store , where you can watch the 2016 World Champion cheese Grand Cru ® made in a traditional Swiss copper vat; Baumgartner’s Cheese Store and Tavern for a local beer and signature limburger sandwich; or Silver- Lewis Cheese Co-op , to take a look at one of Wisconsin’s oldest cheese factories at 110+ years. Lookin for mor ?

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Mapl Leaf Chees

Chalet Cheese Cooperative is the only place in the country that produces Limburger cheese. This famous surface-ripened “stinky” cheese is made by Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Myron Olson, and instantly recognized by its pungent aroma. Try a taste of limburger, baby swiss or brick at Chalet’s Monroe-based factory and retail store. Retail Store . Hrs: M-F 7 am-3 pm.

Led by third-generation Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Steve Stettler and his wife Glennette, Decatur Dairy is known for producing a wide variety of award-winning Wisconsin cheeses. The company’s Brodhead retail store is the perfect place to pick up squeaky-fresh cheese curds or try one of their specialty Swiss cheeses - swiss-lace, Stettler swiss and colby-swiss. Retail Store, Mail Order, Online Orders. Hrs: M-Sat 9 am-5 pm.

Maple Leaf Cheese Coop, was established in 1910 by local family farms looking for a consistent and trustworthy market for their milk. Today, Maple Leaf Cheese is still locally farmer-owned and home to two Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers, Jeff Wideman and Paul Reigle. Maple Leaf produces award-winning Wisconsin cheddar, fontina and gouda available at their store located in Juda, Wisconsin. Retail Store, Mail Order. Hrs: M-F 8 am-6 pm; Sat 8 am-5 pm; Sun 10 am-4 pm.

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