Hidden Springs Creamery
Run by Brenda and Dean Jensen, Hidden Springs Farm currently milks 500 Lucane and East Friesian dairy sheep. The sheep graze seasonally and their milk is turned into a variety of sheep milk cheeses, along with one mixed-milk variety that includes cow milk. They are best known for their "Driftless Cheese," named after the "Driftless Area" in which it is made. Their mixed-milk variety, Meadow Melody, is an American Original that was initially made at the start and end of the sheep milking season when sheep milk was in short supply to ensure their customers had cheese year-round. Now, because they milk more sheep, they are able to make sheep cheese year-round, but they still make Meadow Melody because it tastes so darn good! Moreover, judges agree. In 2014, Meadow Melody was named one of the top 16 cheeses in the world at the World Championship Cheese Contest.