Wakker’s Creamy crafts a traditional farmstead gouda, made by Johannes and his family team, wife Olga, daughter Iuliia and son in law Sergii. Johannes stems from a long tradition of Dutch dairy farmers. He was born and spent his early forming years on his grandmother’s farmstead in Aalsmeer, located near Amsterdam, Holland. Johannes along with family decided to come to Wisconsin to pursue his dream of owning a dairy farm, starting with a small operation in 1988. Johannes adapted to the changing dairy industry through the years, and in 2010, began making gouda in Wisconsin after an inspiring visit with family overseas. Today, Wakker’s Creamy is made with raw, high-solids milk from Wakker’s Dairy, just south of Kewaunee. Johanne's cheesemaking equipment has been shipped in from the Netherlands and ingredients used in Wakker's cheese are sourced from Holland. The result of this incredible mix of Dutch ingredients and local milk is a unique Gouda with a Wisconsin twist.
Wakker’s Creamy is made with raw, high-solids milk from our farm Wakker’s Dairy, located just south of Kewaunee on State highway 42. The wheels are ripened on wooden planks at 55 degrees F and 85 percent relative humidity, like it is still done on Dutch farmsteads today.
All cheese-making equipment was shipped in from the Netherlands. Ingredients used in the cheese are sourced from Holland as well. The result of this mix of Dutch ingredients and local milk is a unique Gouda with a Wisconsin twist, or as connoisseurs say a Wisconsin terroir.