A glimpse into the age-old tradition of Wisconsin cheese making

By Katherine Reed

As a Wisconsin staple, cheese is more than just a food item; it’s a symbol of tradition, community, and innovation that defines the essence of our state. Cheese-making plays a pivotal role in this cultural narrative, merging the past and present to create a uniquely Wisconsinite tapestry of flavors and craftsmanship. It’s an age-old craft that transcends time and boundaries, incorporating cross-cultural influences and a unique blend of both traditional and modern methods. 

Few cheese factories do this as well as Cedar Grove Cheese in Plain, an hour west of Madison. Join us as we explore the intricate process that turns locally sourced fresh milk to cheese and delve into the heart of a tradition that continues to define the essence of Wisconsin.