You Can Learn How To Make Fresh Cheese On This Wisconsin Farm

There’s just no denying that we here in Wisconsin love our cheese. We’re America’s Dairyland and Wisconsin produces more than a quarter of all cheese made in the US. If Wisconsin were a country, it would be the fourth largest cheese producing country in the world. According to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin produces 2.8 billion pounds of cheese per year. We have 11,000 farms with 1.27 million cows producing the best dairy the country has to offer.

That being said, becoming a Wisconsin cheesemaker is no easy feat. Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that requires cheesemakers to be licensed if they want to sell their cheese. But if you want to make your own cheese at home, in your own kitchen? That you can do and it’s totally easier than you think!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

You can learn more about these classes here. The farm is called Tea Rose Toggenburgs and is located in Custer, about 10 miles west of Stevens Point. You can also reach out to Rose directly for any additional questions – just email her at [email protected]

If you really love cheese, you have to check out this epic cheese trail that takes you to so many factories in stores in one short trip that you might get sick of cheese by the end of it!