Culinary Storytelling from Wisconsin, the State of Cheese
Memory-making menus feature artful offerings crafted with the very best ingredients. But it's not just quality that matters - it's the stories behind the ingredients that pulls diners in and enhances the experience.
Chef Luke Zahn, James-Beard nominated owner of Driftless Cafe and host of televisions's Wisconsin Foodie, is passionate about the origin and stories of ingredients.
Join us as he demonstrates culinary storytelling through one of his favorite ingredients - Wisconsin Cheese. You'll learn, be entertained, sample and be inspired!
Founded with a goal of bringing the best Italian cheeses to the American market, Schuman Cheese offers a host of expanded capabilities that complement its original import business. With a worldwide network of partners and customers, this Italian cheese leader from Wisconsin is now applying decades of experience to flourish as a cheesemaker, processor and product innovator. Arthur Schuman’s passion and energy has been passed down generation after generation - for seven decades now! This has helped build a modest import business into a well-recognized and respected leader in the cheese industry, both in the United States and abroad.
Renard's Cheese will be featuring the following selections:
Cheddar with Door County Cherries
Farmers with Pesto
Ghost Pepper Monterey Jack
Old Fashioned Hoop Cheddar
New World Cheddar
Renard’s Cheese was established in 1961 in Door County, Wisconsin. Ann and Chris Renard are proud of their family owned and operated business which is now on its third generation of cheesemakers. The secret to their award-winning cheese is sourcing milk from local Door and Kewaunee counties and producing it in small manually controlled batches.
While their business has grown over the years, the recipe remains the same. They currently produce over 3,000,000 pounds of cheese a year. The variety of cheese selections include: Cheddar, Colby, Farmers, Muenster, Brick, Marble, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella String, Smoked String, and more than 50 flavor-infused specialty cheeses.
In 2014, Chris Renard earned his Master Cheesemaker Certification – a nationally accredited title. Renard’s Cheese vows to stay true to their roots while maintaining great standards in crafting products that they are proud to put their name on.
We look forward to meeting with you and sharing samples of our high-quality, award-winning cheeses made in Wisconsin. Taste our feta, mozzarella, provolone and cheddar cheeses at the National Restaurant Association Show.
Founded in 1938, Agropur is a top 20 global dairy producer with sales of $6 billion USD in 2020. Out of eight US plants, Agropur US Operations boast seven cheese-focused, SQF Certified plants located throughout the Midwest with international support in Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, China and Singapore. Agropur’s cheese operations produce more than 1 billion pounds of high-quality, award-winning cheese annually and carry the expertise of four Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Able to produce more than 20 different varieties of cheese, Agropur’s US cheese operations specialize in mozzarella, provolone, cheddar and feta. Exceptional Cheese. Expert Solutions. agropur.com/us/cheese | agropur.com/us
We will be sampling a variety of our plain gouda and flavored gouda to highlight our capabilities.
*Mature Gouda aged 6-9 months - US Cheese Championship Grand Champion
*Smoked Gouda aged 2-4 month - Natural Hickory Smoke - 14 awards
*Golden aged 6-9 months - Made with both Gouda and Parmesan cultures to create an American original.
Suitable for Vegetarians.
*Top Selling Flavored Goudas include Foenegreek and Truffle
New Flavors one featured daily: Italian, Holy Trinity and Horseradish Gouda
Marieke Gouda is a Wisconsin based producer of artisan cheese. At Marieke Gouda we transform raw cow's milk from the family farm into award-winning cheese which is then carefully cured on pine planks. Marieke Penterman and her team use traditional Dutch cheesemaking methods to create the largest selection of Gouda available in the United States. Over 29 options of available - Plain, Flavored and Seasonal Gouda. We have a passion for making artisan cheese - and you can taste it!!
Low-moisture part-skim mozzarella, whole-milk mozzarella, cheddar, provolone
Award winning cheese, butter, and dairy ingredients.
Foremost Farms offers high-quality cheese designed for performance and flavor.
Our 1950-Brand has always been known for its consistent melt, stretch, and controlled browning.
From our farms to your customers' forks, we provide great tasting products with a focus on integrity, humane treatment of animals, and responsible carbon footprints.
Visit us to try our newest cheese spread flavors Mango Habanero and Cranberry Cheddar! We'll also be sampling our 2022 World Championship Cheese Winners Chunky Bleu (1st), Pimento (1st), Toasted Onion (2nd), Aged Asiago (3rd), and Clean Label Garlic & Herb (3rd)! Learn more about our Gourmet Snack Spread Shipper, pre-filled with 72-cups of our shelf-stable cheese spread, perfect for retailers with limited refrigeration!
Founded on more than five generations of experience in the dairy industry, Pine River produces three styles of award-winning Wisconsin Cheese Spread — Cold Pack Cheese Spread, Clean Label Cold Pack Cheese Spread, and Shelf-Stable Gourmet
Snack Spread. We also offer Private Label, Food Service, and Fundraising services. Our cheese spreads are crafted one batch at a time in our state-of-the-art facility in Newton, WI.
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In Wisconsin, we make more flavors, varieties, and styles of cheese than anywhere else in the world. We believe in tradition, producing everything from Italian classics, like parmesan and ricotta, to swiss cheese and cheddar varieties. But every Wisconsin cheesemaker is an innovator as well, which is why we have so many Wisconsin originals, like colby and muenster. Whether it’s a grilled cheese sandwich, potatoes au gratin, or a charcuterie board, Wisconsin cheese makes every dish and recipe tastier.