Monday, May 09, 2011

25 Best Cheeses of Wisconsin


A couple of months ago, I reported on the photo shoot and the process that led up to an art print and event celebrating what I think are the 25 Best Cheeses of Wisconsin. Since then, about 200 of you helped me taste those cheeses at an April 16 Gala in Madison, and 455 of you have requested your own copy of the limited edition art print (only 500 were printed). So if there's anyone out there who'd like their very own copy of the above poster (measures 2 feet x 3 feet and is printed on heavy poster paper with gold ink insets), let me know - you can order a copy here. Only 45 left, so let me know soon if you want one!

As a recap, here are the Top 25 Cheeses of Wisconsin (well, there's actually 26 - I lost count during the photo shoot. These things tend to happen with my projects - I just get way too excited about cheese):


  • BelGioioso Cheese: Aged Provolone
  • Bleu Mont DairyL Bandaged Cheddar
  • Capri Cheesery : St. Pauline
  • Carr Valley: Cocoa Cardona
  • Cesar's Cheese: Queso Oaxaca
  • Cedar Grove: Butterkase
  • Chalet Cheese Cooperative: Baby Swiss
  • Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese: Petit Frere
  • Edelweiss Creamery: Grass Based Emmentaler
  • Emmi Roth USA: Grand Cru Gruyere Surchoix
  • Fantome Farm: Fleuri Noir
  • Hennings Cheese: Peppercorn Cheddar
  • Hidden Springs Creamery: Driftless
  • Hollands Family Cheese: Foenegreek Gouda
  • Hook's Cheese: 10-Year Cheddar
  • Klondike Cheese: Feta
  • LaClare Farm: Evalon
  • Maple Leaf Cheese Cooperative: English Hollow
  • Meister Cheese : Eagle Cave Reserve 
  • Nordic Creamery: Capriko
  • Roelli Cheese: Dunbarton  Blue
  • Sartori: SarVecchio
  • Saxon Homestead Creamery: Big Ed's
  • Seymour Dairy: Ader Kase Reserve
  • Uplands Cheese: Pleasant Ridge Reserve
  • Widmer's Cheese Cellars: Brick

Look for each of these cheeses at your favorite cheese shop, and if your favorite cheese doesn't carry it, ask them to! Happy Wisconsin cheese eating!

1 comment:

gigi said...

i just found your blog and iam on a dairy quest this summer to visit as many as i can find time and was glad to find your list.ihave visited the sassy cow and fell in love with the ice cream.