Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc.

S3797 County G
La Valle, WI 53941
608-986-2781
Established in 1902, our family-owned and operated business reflects a heritage of four generations of cheesemakers who have continued to practice the art in the traditional way since the late 1880's. We are a local business serving our customers nation-wide with an award winning reputation for quality Cheddar. We make our Cheddar available in such styles as 37-pound flats, 23-pound daisies, 12 pound midgets, 5 1/2-pound favorites and 3-pound gems. In addition, we make many varieties of American Originals which include cow, goat, sheep and mixed milk cheeses. Traditional favorites such as Fontina, Gouda, Blue, and Swiss are made by Master Cheesemakers. At Carr Valley, we currently have 3 Master Cheesemakers on staff. We utilize specialized affinage techniques that bring out the unique flavor and diversity our cheeses are known for. These specialties have won over 400 national and international awards. Our on-site retail store is also home to an ever-growing mail order service, with customers nationwide. Many of those customers have viewed the cheesemaking process and the age-old method of "waxing" from our observation window. We presently manufacture over 90 varieties of cheese that are sold in our own retail stores, as well as national retailers. In addition, our cheese can be enjoyed at fine dining restaurants all over the country. If you would like to taste it for yourself, you can visit one of our 8 stores, order online at www.carrvalleycheese.com
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Carr Valley Cheese Factory & Retail Store
S3797 County G
La Valle, WI 53941
608-986-2781
Public tours available.
Carr Valley Cheese Fennimore
1675 Lincoln Ave.
Fennimore, WI 53809
608-822-3777
Carr Valley Cheese Mauston
1042 East State St
Mauston, WI 53948
608-847-6632
Carr Valley Cheese Mauston II
1002 State Hwy. 82
Mauston, WI 53948
608-847-4891
Carr Valley Cheese Mazomanie
428 Wall St
Mazomanie, WI 53560
608-401-1043
Carr Valley Cheese Middleton
2831 Parmenter St.
Middleton, WI 53562
608-824-2277
Carr Valley Cheese Sauk City
807 Phillips Blvd.
Sauk City, WI 53583
608-643-3441
Carr Valley Cheese Wisconsin Dells
420 Broadway St
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
608-254-7200

Master Cheesemakers At Carr Valley Cheese Co., Inc.


Thomas Jenny
Thomas Jenny
A member of the first Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program graduating class in 1997 when he was certifi ed in Swiss, Tom returned to the program to graduate in 2012 with additional certifications in fontina and gouda. This year, he adds two Carr Valley original cheese varieties to his Master's portfolio—Bessie's Blend and Shepherd's Blend. Jenny has led Carr Valley's Mauston plant since 2004, working closely with fellow master and company owner Sid Cook to help Carr Valley win more than 500 awards. "I love the fact that I was part of that fi rst Master's class," says Jenny. "I've continued with the program because it helps me to stay updated on techniques, but it also offers camaraderie."
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Bessie's Blend™, Fontina, Gouda, Shepherd's Blend™, Swiss
Sid Cook
Sid Cook
Sid Cook is the owner of Carr Valley Cheese. He is a fourth generation Master Cheesemaker and presides over the company's four plants in south central Wisconsin. Sid is certified for cheddar and fontina, and for his mixed-milk cheeses, Gran Canaria and Mobay™. Since 1883, the Cook family has built their business with a unique blend of Old World craftsmanship and creative cheesemaking innovations. Sid's one-of-a-kind American Originals have won more than 560 top awards, both in the U.S. and in international competitions.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Cheddar, Fontina, Gran Canaria™
Bob Koenig
Bob Koenig
Bob doesn't come from a cheesemaking family, but childhood visits to Carr Valley Cheese, where his grandmother worked in the offi ce, fueled his interest in the industry. "The sights and the smells of the plant really stuck with me," he says. Bob eventually went to work for Carr Valley, and soon after, became a licensed cheesemaker. Today, a big focus for him is employee training and continuous improvement initiatives. "It's all about continuous improvement," he says. "And that includes my own continuous improvement. Entering the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program was the next logical step in that process and it's one more step towards becoming a better cheesemaker." This year, Bob earned Master certifications in fontina and gouda.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Fontina, Gouda

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