Wisconsin Artisan Cheese

What is Artisan Cheese? Artisan cheese is manufactured by hand using the traditional craftsmanship of skilled cheesemakers. As a result, the cheeses are often more complex in taste and variety. Part of the artisan cheese making process is aging and ripening of the cheeses to develop flavor and textural characteristics. One type of artisan cheese is known as farmstead cheese, made traditionally with milk from the producer's own herds of cows, sheep, and goats.

Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that requires its cheesemakers to be licensed.  These cheesemakers must complete rigorous studies in dairy science and cheesemaking before they can be licensed. They also must serve as an apprentice under a licensed cheesemaker.  Additionally, Wisconsin is the only state to offer a Master Cheesemaker program, patterned after the rigorous standards of similar programs in Europe.

With our collection of exclusively Wisconsin Artisan Cheeses, you will discover new favorites to share with family and friends!

Our Cheese Collection:

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Ferme Meadows
Saxon Creamery
Cleveland, WI

Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese - "Exclusive cheese"

Ferme Meadows is an Alpine Style, washed-rind, raw milk, cheese. These 22 pound wheels are produced with the fall/winter cow's milk, rich in protein and cream. The flavor of this cheese is truly unique, a smooth creamy texture, with a big finish.

Type of Milk:  Cow / Raw
Age:  3+ Years
Texture:  Semi-Firm

Price 1/2 lb. $9.50

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Glacial Lakes
Saxon Creamery
Cleveland, WI

A raw milk, farmstead cheese with clean, crisp, and sweet grass flavors.  This cheese has a creamy, smooth texture and body.

Type of Milk:  Cow / Raw
Age: 3+ years
Texture:  Semi-Firm

Price 1/2 lb. $9.50

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SnowFields
Saxon Creamery
Cleveland, WI

During late fall and early winter, the Saxon herd produces a unique milk, high in protein and cream.  With this limited-availability milk, Saxon handcrafts Snowfields, aging it 12+ months.

Type of Milk:  Cow
Age:  12+ months
Texture:  Semi-Firm

Price 1/2 lb. $9.50

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Tulum
WI Sheep Cooperative
Bruce, WI

A creamy blend of sheep and cow milk with a strong, slightly sour taste similar to Turkish Tulum.

Type of Milk:  Sheep and Cow
Age:  3+ Years
Texture:  Semi--Hard

Price 1/2 lb.: $9.00

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British farmhouse-style cheddar is cloth-bound and cave aged for big flavor and a great balance. Aged 2+ years. Winner in the United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009 and 2011 and American Cheese Society Cheese Competition, 2006-2010.