Award-Winning Cheese and Top American Chefs—
A Match Made in Wisconsin

Nationally recognized chefs across the country have discovered the incomparable quality and variety of Wisconsin Cheeses and cheesemakers. Enjoy their creativity and the goodness of Wisconsin Cheese on menus in top restaurants from coast to coast.



Chef Justin Carlisle

Chef Justin Carlisle
Ardent, Milwaukee

Located in a Milwaukee east side neighborhood, Ardent restaurant presents casual comfort in a conversation-friendly, intimate environment. Inside is Chef Justin Carlisle, nominated several times for James Beard Foundation awards, and representing Wisconsin again this year as a nominee for Best Chef: Midwest. He prefers pure, simple ingredients to produce culinary standouts of memorable style, such as this house-made Brie Ice Cream and Cheese-Herb Monkey Bread.


Chefs' Recipes:


Monkey Bread

Brie Ice Cream

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“As a chef, I am only as good as the people and product I surround myself with. That's why I use Wisconsin cheese. Wisconsin cheesemakers are as passionate as I am about the product they make.”Chef Seth Bixby Daugherty Chef Seth Bixby Daugherty

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Chef Dan Jacobs

Chef Dan Jacobs
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Chef Tracey Shepos Cenami

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