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From the Farm

From our Family Farms to your Table

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Our Cheese Starts With Our Local Farmers

Our local farmers provide more than a million pounds of milk each day. But the cheesemaking process really starts before that. It starts on the farm with healthy cows and the people who care for them. 

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Dedicated Local Farmers

We’ve built an organization of incredibly hardworking and dedicated local producers. The result is the highest quality milk delivered daily which serves as a foundation for our exceptional cheeses. 

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It’s all about the Cows

Our producers are part of a long tradition of family farming. One where dairy cows are an integral part of daily life. Sure, it means early mornings and hard work but, in dairy country, we wouldn't have it any other way.

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Milk Delivered Daily

Our farmers’ cows are milked two to three times a day with the milk traveling immediately to stainless steel coolers for storage. Visiting each farm, our milk truck drivers take a sample of each pick-up for testing purposes and then they bring the fresh milk to Burnett Dairy Cooperative where the cheesemaking process begins.

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Tested for Quality and Purity

As soon as milk arrives at our facilities in Grantsburg and Wilson, we begin the process of testing it for quality and purity. Each tank, and sample from the farm, is tested. The milk we use is always antibiotic free. 

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Handcrafted in Small Batches

During the cheesemaking process the final product is handcrafted in small batches, under the direction of our Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker®. We love producing exciting new flavors. Our goal is always to provide you and your family with a fun and surprising cheese experience. It’s our legacy to craft the very best. 

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Meet Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Bruce Willis

The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program is the only one of its kind outside of Europe, requiring an adherence to strict standards of excellence. The selective program is administered by the Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bruce Willis has been making cheese for over 35 years. Needless to say he has a passion for cheesemaking that results in the creation of new and exciting flavors.