LaClare Family Creamery is a true farmstead operation established in 1978 with a foundation that is rooted in artistry, family values and hard work. In the late 70s, eager to return to their rural roots, Larry and Clara Hedrich bought a “hobby farm” in the heart of America’s Dairyland. Along with their homestead, they inherited two goats, a dozen or so chickens and pair of peacocks. Little did they realize that the goats would soon become the focal point of the lives of their growing family. Hence, the founding of what would become LaClare Farms, appropriately named after founders Larry and Clara. Today, the company makes a variety of goat milk cheeses, raw and pasteurized cheddar, jack, fresh chevre and various Evalon cheeses in both wheels and blocks. We especially recommend checking out their signature cheese Evalon, a fruity nutty aged goat milk cheese with an asiago finish. (Evalon was named “Best of Show” out of 1,604 different cheeses at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest).