Dale Schmidt
Dale Schmidt
Growing up on a farm, Dale was exposed to the dairy industry at an early age and developed a passion for both its art and science. After earning a food science degree from the UW-Madison, he began a long career in the cheesemaking industry, initially at Lake to Lake Cheese Cooperative (now Land O'Lakes), later transitioning to equipment sales, and eventually returning to actively making cheese at Land O'Lakes. He's now a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program graduate, with certifications in cheddar and monterey jack. "The Master's program has allowed me to learn some new things, made me reconsider some things I thought I knew, and allowed me to connect with members of the industry," he says. He adds that the program is exciting because it's something his customers recognize and are passionate about.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Cheddar, Monterey Jack

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