Union Star Corp.

7742 County Rd II
Fremont, WI 54940
920-836-2804
Union Star Cheese Factory began operation in 1911. For 100 years, four generations of Metzigs have owned and operated it. Today, Cheddar is still made by hand from fresh milk from the local dairy farms. David Metzig has earned the title of Master Cheesemaker and the Union Star Cheese Factory has been voted as one of Wisconsin's Best by Wisconsin Trails Magazine readers. Visitors may watch the cheese making process.
Union Star Corporation
7742 County Rd II
Fremont, WI 54940
920-836-2804
Public tours available.

Master Cheesemakers At Union Star Corp.


David Metzig
David Metzig
For over 100 years, the Metzig family has been crafting cheese at the Union Star Cheese Factory. As a Master Cheesemaker certified in cheddar, David, his wife Jan, and son Jon still handcraft, with great pride, classic Wisconsin cheeses. The family and staff love to share their knowledge and craftsmanship with all the customers that stop by their cheese plant for a tour and taste.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Cheddar
Jon Metzig
Jon Metzig
A fourth generation cheesemaker, Jon says family tradition led him into the industry but so did a fascination with the microbiological aspects of making cheese. "It was so amazing to see all that you can make out of milk," he recalls. Jon grew up working with his father, David, at the family's cheese plant and just like David, he has pursued it to the highest level by becoming a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. He is now certified in cheddar and Colby. "Once I decided to go into cheesemaking, I knew the Master's program was something I wanted to do," he says, noting that he found the artisan cheese courses particularly helpful, as one of his goals is to build Union Star's profile as an artisan cheddar producer.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Cheddar, Colby

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