There's A Reason Wisconsin Breaks Every Mold

25 Years
of Mastery

We've been making cheese longer than Wisconsin has been a state. Cheese is our thing. But when we created the Master Cheesemaker program, we had no idea the impact all that mastery would have. We couldn't foresee our dominance at award shows around the world, or that we would go on to make more kinds of cheese than anywhere else on the planet.

Our Masters
Guide The Whey

The program allows makers to perfect both the art and the science of their craft. They leave anxious to spread that knowledge throughout their teams. That's why the program is a quality multiplier that reverberates across the state and around the world.

Our Masters
Reinvent The Wheel

Masters leave the program with more than a medal. They leave hungrier to explore all that's possible with cheese. The program is a major reason we make over 600 different kinds of cheese, more than any other state or country.

Our Masters
Ace Every Test

We don't give Masters medals to just anyone. You have to really want it. You must be a licensed Wisconsin cheesemaker for 10 years, and then you have to focus on one type of cheese with coursework and regularly submitted samples for an additional 3 years. Easy, cheesey, right?

Hall of Fame

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Adam Buholzer
Bill Hanson
Brian Jackson
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Dan Omundson
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Darrell Manning
Dave Buholzer
Dave Newman
David Metzig
Gary Grossen
Gerard Knaus
Gianni Toffolon
Jamie Fahrney
Jeff Allen
Jeff Lebeau
Joe Widmer
John Moran
Jon Metzig
Jonathan Stender
Josh Krause
Ken DeMaa
Ken Heiman
Ken Kane
Kerry Henning
Kirk Hansen
Kurt Heitmann
Larry Harris
Matt Erdley
Matt Henze
Noah Dietelhoff
Pam Hodgson
Pat Doell
Randy Krahenbuhl
Randy LaGrander
Randy Pitman
Rob Richter
Robert Wills
Ron Bechtolt
Ron Buholzer
Ryan LaGrander
Scott Navarre
Shawn Sadler
Sid Cook
Steve Bechel
Steve Bierhals
Steve Buholzer
Steve Hurd
Steve Stettler
Steven Tollers
Tim Pehl
Tom Blauert
Tom Dahmen
Tom Torkelson