Sprecher Beer and Cheese Tasting

Sara Hill did a splendid and informative presentation Sunday night with 6 Sprecher beers and 12 cheeses. Hefe Weiss -- Saxon Creamery Big Eds and Widmers Brick Spread Amber Ale -- Crescenza and Cedar Grove Mona Mai Bock -- Sartori Pastoral and Carr Valley Casa Bolo IPA2 -- Marieke Aged Gouda and Hemmings Peppercorn Abbey …

Brunkow

Go Huskers! Nebraska native and cheesemaker Joe Burns makes fantastic artisan in southwestern WI at Brunkow. Since 1899, the Brunkow's have been making cheese using milk from 24 farms, half of them are Amish. The majority of cheese is sold at Chicago's farmers market. Joe also uses 5000 pounds of milk to make artisan cheese …

Carr Valley — Sid Cook

Master Cheesemaker Sid Cook holds four Masters in cheesemaking to include cheddar, fontina, and two mixed milk. He has been making cheese for the fourth generation of his family for the last 45 years; approximately 80 varieties. He operates three cheese factories and seven cheese stores in Wisconsin, most near La Valle as well as …

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

This afternoons two hour seminar on the cheese industry also featured a 6 course cheddar tasting. The average farm in Wisconsin has 100 cows with only one large corporate farm although some families own more than one farm. Americans consume over 32 pounds if cheese a year, far behind the smaller country of Greece which …

Crave Brothers

Thomas, Charles, Mark and George Crave each take of a certain part if the farm responsibility. Over 1700 acres and 1200 cows produce 100000 pounds of milk daily also producing 10000 pounds of cheese daily. Milking takes place three times a day, 24 hours a day, every day. The milk is stored in tanks and …

Widmer’s

The Widmer family started making cheese in 1905. In 1922, Joe Widmer's grandfather purchased the site of today's home to Widmer cheese in Theresa WI. Back then there were about 130 cheesemakers in the county. Now there are about 130 in the whole state. The American original Brick cheese was started here to please the …

Roth Kase

Partners with the Swiss company Emmi, Roth Kase has over 40 cheeses but are most known for the gruyeres. We tried seven today after an extensive tour. The Grand Cru Surchoix was the favorite with the Le Gruyere Reserve a close second. The fondue and imported Kirsch for lunch were superb.