Arena Cheese Inc.

300 Hwy 14
Arena, WI 53503
Arena Cheese is a multiple-award-winning cheese factory located in the Wisconsin River Valley on State Highway 14 in Arena, Wisconsin. Arena Cheese is the home of the original Colby/Jack Cheese and is easily recognized by the mouse in front of the cheese and gift store. From our viewing area you can watch our artisan cheesemaker making different varieties of cheeses. Samples of some of our various cheeses are available for your tasting pleasure. Don’t forget to take home fresh “squeaky” cheese curds made daily. Bus tour groups are always welcome and a narrative of the cheesemaking process is available with an advance notice. We will ship cheese anywhere in the continental U.S. Call or write us for a price list.


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Arena Cheese
300 Highway 14
Arena, WI 53503
Public tours available.

Master Cheesemakers At Arena Cheese Inc.

Bill Hanson
Bill Hanson
A summer job at a cheese plant at the age of 18 led Bill to a lifelong career in cheesemaking. In 1999, he also became an entrepreneur. He and his business partners purchased a cheese plant in Arena, where he crafts classic Wisconsin cheeses. Now, after nearly 40 years in the industry, he has earned the right to be called a true Master, having earned certification in gouda and Colby through the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program. Bill says he takes a lot of pride in the accomplishment, as do his customers. "They really appreciate the Master's Mark® and what's behind it," he says. Now, as a certified Master he also looks forward to sharing what he's learned with future Wisconsin cheesemakers.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Colby, Gouda

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