Klondike Cheese Co.

W7839 Hwy 81
Monroe, WI 53566
608-325-3021
Klondike Cheese Company is a fourth-generation family-owned business that has been manufacturing cheese since 1925. Nestled in southern Wisconsin, we manufacture Feta, Brick, Muenster and Havarti cheeses in a variety of bulk, chunk and crumble styles, all available in Foodservice and Retail packaging under the Odyssey, Swisconsin and Private label brands. Award-winning Klondike quality has been recognized at both global and local competitions. At the 2016 World Cheese Championship Dill Havarti took a 1st place. Our 2015 1st place awards include: American Cheese Society-Peppercorn Feta and Plain Greek Yogurt; U.S. Championship Cheese Contest-Mediterranean Herb, Low Fat Feta and Plain Greek Yogurt; and Wisconsin State Fair-Traditional Feta and Reduced Fat Mediterranean Herb Feta. Klondike Cheese also set sail on a new Odyssey of producing an authentic Greek yogurt recipe. Our state-of-the-art facility produces a thick and creamy Greek Yogurt that can satisfy your taste buds with a feel-good, healthy snack. Our delicious fruit flavors currently include Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Peach, Vanilla, Black Cherry, and Plain. Our newest additions to the family of flavors for 2016 are Pomegranate Acai and Mango. Odyssey Greek Yogurt is available in Industrial, Foodservice and Retail sizes. From our delicious Odyssey Greek Yogurt, we also have a brand of Greek Yogurt Dips and Reduced Fat Sour Cream. These are great products to use as substitutes for mayonnaise on sandwiches.
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Master Cheesemakers At Klondike Cheese Co.


Ron Buholzer
Ron Buholzer
The Buholzer family has owned and operated Klondike Cheese Company for four generations, and the family's dedication to quality is represented in the business today. At Klondike, making award-winning cheese is and always has been a family affair. Ron, one of four Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers in the family, holds certifications for feta and brick cheeses. He is proud of the stringent standards unique to Wisconsin's cheesemaking industry and points to the Master's program as a prime example of the state's excellence and leadership.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Brick, Feta
Steve Buholzer
Steve Buholzer
Steve grew up above his father's cheese factory and today, with his brothers Ron and Dave, and son Adam, own and operate Klondike Cheese Company. A longtime student of the cheesemaking process, Steve had taken artisan cheesemaking courses at the UW Center for Dairy Research before enrolling in the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program. He graduated the program in 1999 with Master's certification in feta and muenster cheeses.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Feta, Muenster
Dave Buholzer
Dave Buholzer
One of four Buholzer Master Cheesemakers at Klondike Cheese Company, Dave earned his Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker certification for feta and muenster in 2006. Like his brothers and fellow Masters, Ron and Steve, and nephew, Adam, who earned his Master's certification this year, Dave was raised in the cheese plant. He takes pride in the success of the family business as well as in Wisconsin's unique Master's program. "It gives you such an appreciation for and understanding of the entire process of cheesemaking," he says.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Feta, Muenster
Jim DeMeter
Jim DeMeter
Jim is a fourth generation cheesemaker and a Master in feta cheese at Klondike Cheese, home to five Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Cheesemaking has been a way of life for Jim's family, and being a Master Cheesemaker just completes it. "I take great pride in making cheese at the level of craftsmanship required by the Master's certification. The Master's program deepened my appreciation for the blend of art and science involved in making quality cheese," Jim says.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Feta
Adam Buholzer
Adam Buholzer
Adam holds the distinction of being the fourth member of the Buholzer family at Klondike Cheese Company to earn certification as a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. A 2015 graduate, he is also the state's first second-generation Master, with his dad, Steve, having graduated the program in 1999. Now holding Master's certification in feta and havarti, Adam says, "Trying to make the best piece of cheese day in and day out has been the secret to our success and something I want to continue."
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Feta, Havarti

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