Creativity, ingenuity, and adaptability
Wisconsin is the State of Cheese. It is one of those places that does one thing better than anyone else, anywhere. For nearly 200 years, Wisconsin cheesemakers have been crafting cheese. Rooted in European cheese-making traditions and dedicated to innovation, Wisconsin cheese offers over 600 varieties, types and styles and is the most awarded cheese in the world.
Visit the Wisconsin Cheese booth (#817) at Winter Fancy Food to sample cheeses from Master Cheesemakers, award-winners, and innovators!
Come and try our new Chocolate Mascarpone! It was named the Grand Champion on the World Dairy Expo in 2021.
Crave Brothers is a family dairy farm and cheese factory in Waterloo, WI. We produce award-winning cheeses and renewable energy.
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're celebrating our 60th Anniversary!
Stop by to sample our exclusive Anniversary Spread, 60-Month Cheddar, and our newest cheese spread offering 7oz Wisconsin Beer Cheese!
We'll also be sampling our 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest Winners Chunky Bleu (1st), Pimento (1st), Toasted Onion (2nd), Aged Asiago (3rd), and Clean Label Garlic & Herb (3rd)!
For your shelf-stable needs, learn more about our Gourmet Snack Spread Shipper, pre-filled with 72-cups of our gourmet snack 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.