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There's A Reason Wisconsin Breaks Every Mold

Celebrating
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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Darrell Manning
Dave Buholzer
David Lindgren
David Metzig
David Newman
Gary Grossen
Gerard Knaus
Gianni Toffolon
Gregg Palubicki
Jamie Fahrney
Jeff Allen
Jeff Lebeau
Jeff Wideman
Joe Widmer
John Moran
Jon Metzig
Josh Krause
Ken DeMaa
Ken Heiman
Kerry Henning
Kurt Heitmann
Larry Harris
Larry Steckbauer
Mark Frederixon
Matt Erdley
Matt Henze
Mike Matucheski
Pam Hodgson
Pat Doell
Paul Reigle
Randy Krahenbuhl
Randy Pitman
Rob Richter
Robert Wills
Roger Krohn
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Ryan LaGrander
Scott Barker
Scott Erickson
Scott Navarre
Sid Cook
Steve Bierhals
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Steve Stettler
Steven Tollers
Terry Lensmire
Tom Blauert
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Tom Torkelson