Novak's Cheese of Wisconsin, Inc.

1200 Enterprise Drive
DePere, WI 54115
Third generation cheese maker, Bill Novak II, spent the early years of his life learning the art of cheese making. He worked for his father’s cheese factory, Hebel’s Corners. Bill went on to study Agricultural Business at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Upon graduation, Bill worked for 13 years at Safeway Stores in their natural cheese cutting operation & their process cheese department. In 1996, Great Lakes Cheese bought the plant and promoted Bill to into the procurement department. With this experience, Bill has a great understanding of how the industry works on the level of cheese production in a small plant as well as how to cut & wrap and blend & mix cheeses in the processed cheese field. This allows Bill to relate with our customers' wants, needs & ongoing issues and trends in the industry. After 7 years with Great Lakes Co., Bill worked shortly for other companies, and formed Novak’s Cheese of Wisconsin, Inc. in February 2006. Since Novak’s Cheese was formed in 2006, business has been steady which led to the company’s addition of Bill’s son, Ben, in November of 2007. Ben graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Public Relations & Communication. Ben & Bill work together on all of the cheese purchases and sales, and are both Wisconsin licensed graders. Bill’s wife Angie also joined the company, as the office manager, in 2008.

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