August Cheese of the Month: Saxon Creamery Snowfields Butterkase Style Cheese

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Snowfields is a seasonal cheese produced using a German/Austrian style of cheesemaking and aptly named because of the fact that this cheese is only made using their dairy herd’s wintertime milk. At this time of year, the herd produces milk that is uniquely higher in protein and cream. With this limited-availability milk, Snowfields is handcrafted and aged six months. The cheese wheels rotate through three aging rooms, from winter through late summer, to develop their unique flavor characteristics.  Read the rest of this entry »

July Cheese of the Month: Wisconsin Grade A 2- Year White Cheddar

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Each of us has an idea of our perfect cheese. We’re guessing few among us born and raised right here in Wisconsin don’t have a nicely aged cheddar as one of our top selections. Yet, with 89 cheese production facilities in our state and Wisconsin making upward of 35% of the United States total cheese production, it’s fair to say our most favorite cheeses may differ a bit.   Read the rest of this entry »

June Cheese of the Month: Deer Creek Vat 17 Cheddar

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June is National Dairy Month and to celebrate, we’ve chose Deer Creek Vat 17 World Heritage 2 year Double A Grade Wisconsin Cheddar as the perfect item to embrace and celebrate. Read the rest of this entry »

May Cheese of the Month: Deer Creek The Robin

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In the late 1800’s Colby was first created and made near Colby, WI, hence it’s name. While similarly made to Cheddar, colby doesn’t undergo the cheddaring process; a multi-step process that reduces whey content, adjusts acidity, adds the characteristic cheddar flavour, and tends to results in a more dense final product.  The Robin has come to us because it’s creator Chris Gentine sought out to create a Colby of yesteryear. Read the rest of this entry »

April Cheese of the Month- Sartori 36 Month Heirloom Parmesan

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To honor Sartori’s 75th year of hand-crafted award winning cheese they shared this amazing parm with us. Wonderfully fruity, caramelized nutty flavor. This might be the best parmesan you’ll ever have and in July of 2014 this was named BEST US CHEESE at the International Cheese Awards.  Read the rest of this entry »

February Cheese of the Month: Karst – A Cave Aged American Original Cheese

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Cave aged in the famous caves of Jasper Hills in Vermont for at least 7 months. Karst is an American Original Cheese that’s an inspired blend from the starter cultures of both a Cheddar and a Gruyere. Read the rest of this entry »

January Cheese of the Month: Parmigiano Reggiano

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Country of Origin: Italy

Variety: Parmigiano Reggiano

Milk: Cow’s Milk

 Arguably the finest of all traditional Italian cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano is a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) product protected by it’s own consortia. Nevertheless, it continues to be one of the most imitated of all cheese worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

December Cheese of the Month: Carr Valley Crema Kasa

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Type of milk: Cow
Country of Origin: USA (Wisconsin)
Notes: Buttery, piquant, melt-in-your-mouth

Carr Valley Cheese is one of America’s finest specialty cheese plants. From traditional classics, like expertly aged Cheddar Cheese, to award-winning American Originals, like Cocoa Cardona, their skilled cheesemakers turn milk delivered fresh from local dairy farms into more than 100 delicious cheese varieties. Read the rest of this entry »

November Cheese of the Month: Hook’s Truffle Cheddar

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Type of Milk: Cow
Variety: Cheddar
Country of Origin: USA (Wisconsin)
Notes: Creamy with harmonic truffle flavor

The husband and wife team of Tony and Julie Hook formed Hook’s Cheese Company Read the rest of this entry »

October Cheese of the Month: Parrano

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Type of Milk: Cow
Variety: Gouda
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Notes: A marriage of creamy Gouda and nutty Parmesan

Parrano cheese is a cow milk cheese produced in the Netherlands. It tastes mild and nutty, combining salty and sweet flavors. Read the rest of this entry »

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