Green County Gold
Cheese From Wisconsin's "Contented Cows"
Green County, proud of its cheesemakers, invites you to visit and sample their many products produced right here in Green County, all within a ten mile radius of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center.
Wisconsin is the only State in the entire United States that requires the licensing of cheesemakers and also requires at least one licensed cheesemaker on site during manufacturing.
Wisconsin also has the only Master Cheesemaker program in the country, sponsored by the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. To become a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, the applicant must have retained a cheesemakers license for at least ten years. Initially the applicant must pass an interview and a plant inspection. After three years in the program the applicant writes the examination.
There are forty-four Master Cheesemakers in Wisconsin, and Green County is proud to be home to almost 25% of them.
Chalet Cheese Cooperative
Chalet Cheese Cooperative, right here in Monroe, is the only Limburger cheese factory in the United States. In Addition to Limburger, Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers Myron Olson, and Jamie Fahrney also offer Baby Swiss, German Style Brick and brick. (608) 325-4343 - Mon-Fri 7am - 3:30 pm, Sat- 8 am - 10:00 am
Chula Vista Cheese Company
Chula Vista Cheese Company specilializes in Hispanic varieties of cheese. Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, Jim Meives, produces Queso Blanco and Brick cheese. (608) 439-5211 - Mon - Fri 8 am - 3:30 pm
Decatur Dairy, Inc
Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, Steve Stettler produces Havarti, Stettler Swiss, Muenster, Colby, Brick, Farmers Cheese, Queso Blanco and more. Decatur Dairy is located just a few miles Northeast from the National Historic Cheese-making Center, on Cty Hwy F. (608) 897-8661- Mon - Sat 9 am- 5 pm
Deppeler Cheese Factory
Located on Deppeler Road, Licensed Cheesemaker, Sylvan Blum, produces Baby Swiss Cheese. The Swiss and Baby Swiss are produced in block form or 20 pound wheels.(608)325-6311 - Mon - Fri 7am - 3:30 pm, Sat- 7am - 10 am
Edelweiss Towne Hall Cheese Factory
Three time Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, Bruce workman, brought back the lost art of classic 180 pound large wheel Swiss Emmenthaler, made in the traditional copper vats, the only place in the United States. Bruce also produces Lace Kase and string cheese.(608) 938-4094. Cheese for sale most week day mornings.
Klondike Cheese Factory
Klondike Cheese Factory, located northwest of Monroe, has been manufacturing cheese since 1925. Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers, Buholzer brothers Ron, Steve and Dave with the assistance from fourth-generation family members produces Feta, Muenster, Brick and Havarti. Feta production alone averages 80,000 pounds daily. (608) 325-3021 - Manufacturing site only.
Maple Leaf Cheese Cooperative
Maple Leaf Cheese Cooperative was formed in 1910 by local farmers to establish a reliable market for their milk. Production is under the direction of Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, Jeff Wideman. They make a variety of cheeses in their plant in Twin Grove including Cheddar, Colby, Gouda, Edam, and Monterey Jack. Visit the Maple Leaf Cheese Factory Outlet at nearby Juda, Wisconsin. (608) 934-1237 Mon - Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am - 5 pm, Sun 10am - 4pm.
Emmi Roth Käse USA, Ltd. / Alp and Dell Cheese Store
Roth Käse has been making award-winning fine artisan cheeses for over 140 years now. Among the varieties produced are Gruyere, Fontina, Havarti, Edam, Gouda, Raclette, Rofumo, Butter Kase. Call for tour information. (608) 328-3355. Mon - Sat 9am - 5 pm, Sun 10am - 4 pm. (Closed Sundays - January - March) Observation window.
Silver-Lewis Cheese Cooperative
Silver-Lewis Cheese Factory is located just 7 miles from the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, in Monticello, Wisconsin. Cheesemaker, Josh Erickson specializes in Brick and Muenster cheese. (608) 938-4813. Mon-Fri 6am - 1pm and Sat 7am - 11:30 am.
Swiss Heritage Cheese Factory
Swiss Heritage Cheese Factory, is also located in Monticello, Wisconsin. Cheesemaker, Paul Rufener produces Brick, Muenster, Marble Muenster, and Farmer cheese. Breaded cheese curds ready to deep fry are also available. (608) 938-4455 Mon - Thurs 8am - 3 pm, Fri 8am - 1pm, sat 9am - 1 pm.