If you have visited the Germantown Sendik’s Cheese Department lately, you may have noticed some pictures posted of a cheese maker pulling a long ribbon of cheese. That cheese maker is Cesar, owner and creator of “Cesar Cheese”. Cesar produces a quality hand made string cheese that is absolutely wonderful! Before I start gushing about how wonderful his cheese is, I’m going to tell you the rest of the story…
Cesar and his wife immigrated to the USA from Mexico and moved to Milwaukee. Cesar started looking for work and, wouldn’t you know it, he landed a great job! Cesar was hired
to work in the produce department at Sendik’s Food Market in Mequon. He enjoyed working at Sendik’s (who wouldn’t!), but Cesar had bigger dreams. He wanted to make cheese, authentic Mexican handmade cheese. So he did the foot work and found out that making cheese in Wisconsin requires obtaining a state license as well as a college education. Cesar was not afraid of setting high goals and working hard. When he reached his goal, Cesar found a cheese factory in Warren Wisconsin that was willing to rent him space and, bingo, Cesar and his wife, Heidi, are living their American dream. I love a story with a happy ending.
Now all Cesar needs are customers, and this is where you and I come in. Being the foodie that I am, I’m a blog member of Underground Cheese. Jenny is the author of this blog and a fellow Wisconsin cheese foodie. She posted a story about Cesar and his cheese, adding that one of our competitors is selling his cheese locally. Ok, I admit it, I am competitive and knew that I had to have his cheese too! So I contacted Jenny, who put Cesar in contact with me. This is where the story gets really good. I met with Cesar and his darling wife, Heidi, and got to try his Oxhaka and Quesadilla cheeses. They are awesome!!!! What an
amazing country we live in!
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