History of Wisconsin Cheese

Tradition so rich, you can taste it.

Wisconsin Cheeses have an illustrious heritage of more than 175 years of quality and craftsmanship. During this long and rich history, the art and science of cheese making have been captured in time-honored traditions that produce cheese varieties of unsurpassed excellence. Explore the timeline below to learn our story.    

Photos courtesy of: Masters Gallery Foods, Inc.: Original Commissioned Artwork by Bruce Wolfe; Wisconsin State Historical Society (WHI); University of Wisconsin Archives (UWA); Thwaites, Reuben Gold. The University of Wisconsin: Its History and its Alumni. Madison: J. N. Purcell, 1900. p. 288-9. Select images have been cropped.