Wisconsin’s unique cheesemaking heritage has produced exceptional cheese for years. Today, third- and fourth-generation cheesemakers are continuing old-world traditions and setting new standards in cheesemaking craftsmanship and artistry. The state’s 1,200 cheesemakers produce more than 600 varieties, types and styles of cheese, all made under the most stringent state standards for safety, grading and quality. In fact, Wisconsin was the first state to grade cheese for quality and the only state with an advanced training program to help cheesemakers become truly masters of their craft. It’s no wonder Wisconsin Cheese wins more awards than any U.S. state or nation in the world.
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Wisconsin Cheese and Dairy Product Company Search Directory
Wisconsin makes more than 600 different varieties, types and styles of cheese that are crafted and/or sold by more than 100 cheesemakers and marketers. With this variety, finding what you need may sound complicated, but we’ve simplified the search procedure for you. This survey is updated each year to keep it current for each cheesemaker and marketer and includes almost all Wisconsin’s cheese companies. Start browsing!
The Art of Cheesemakeing Video
Wisconsin makes more than 2.5 billion pounds of cheese each year. This video shows you how we do it, starting with the very best milk there is.
Master Cheesemaker Directory
Wisconsin is the only state with certified Master Cheesemakers. The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program is the only one of its kind in the U.S. and is modeled after European advanced training programs. Request this guide to meet the Master Cheesemakers who help Wisconsin Cheese win more awards than any other state.
Cheese Handling & Storage
It’s important to understand the basics of caring for cheese to make sure it stays its freshest and most delicious longer. You want to start by selecting the best quality cheese, no matter what variety you’re buying. Here are some tips:
Cheesecyclopedia On-Line Training Course
It’The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board CIA-trained chefs and foodservice team are here to assist you to find creative ways to increase profits with Wisconsin Cheese. This Cheesecyclopedia Training Course offers two hours of continuing education accreditation through the ACF.
Discover Award-Winning Cheeses
With its rich heritage of cheesemaking excellence, it’s no surprise Wisconsin wins more awards for its cheeses than any other state or country. Search our database to find award-winning cheeses by variety, company or show.
Menuing Wisconsin Cheese
Explore the tools Wisconsin Cheese offers to improve and expand your menus. Browse our collection of recipes from chefs throughout the country, consider recipe concepts both trendy and classic and discover new alternatives for cheese course accompaniments and pairings.
Here’s a familiar situation: You have plenty of cheese in stock—but none of it happens to be the cheese your dish calls for. You’d also prefer to use up what you have, rather than purchase more. Fortunately, it’s easy to substitute some cheeses for others with very good results. Not having a specific cheese shouldn’t prevent you from creating a winning dish. For the most part, the substitutions suggested here will deliver comparable flavor and texture. However, in situations where ethnic authenticity is critical to the dish, using the specified cheese is recommended.
Wisconsin Cheese Blends Calculator
Everyone knows that when it comes to cheese, the maxim “less is more” simply does not apply. Our cheese blend tool can help you come up with a delicious blend for just about any application, including pizza, pasta, cheese breads, salads and more. Simply choose the number of cheeses you want and you’ll get information on the performance, flavor profile and ratios you’ll need to deliver the best combination possible—as well as an estimated cost.
Links to additional Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Resources
Nothing sells better than quality. Wisconsin consistently wins more awards for its quality cheese than any other state or nation. Create demand for Wisconsin Cheese by capitalizing on its award-winning quality with one of our customized promotions featuring your logo. All promotions can be executed with table tents, window banners and/or server buttons. Examples of just a few of our promotion themes are:
- Award-Winning Wisconsin Cheese
- Festa Italiana with Wisconsin Cheese
- Fiesta Especial with Wisconsin Cheese
- Wisconsin Cheese Heats Up the Grill
This is a comprehensive one-stop-shop for all things cheese. You’ll learn about how it is made, standards for classifying, identifying and grading and details about the 8 different categories of Wisconsin Cheese. Once you’ve mastered this primer, you’re on your way to becoming a knowledgeable aficionado.
Simply Sensational – Menu and Merchandising Ideas That Work
Cheeses from Wisconsin can be your best menu merchandising tools. They can create profitable new dishes like Picks & Bites, suggest beverage pairings, help in moving side dishes to center of the plate and transform breads and vegetables into premium-priced specialty items. This guide will give you ideas and inspiration for building more profits.
Wisconsin Cheese Pairings That Please
Presenting inspired cheese pairings is one of the most dramatic and
memorable ways to set a restaurant apart. But patrons often lack
confidence when it comes to pairing cheese with wine, beer and
foods, relying on restaurant staff to make the complimentary
choices. Browse our tools and suggestions for guidance to spark
your creativity and choices and make staff training easier.