Decatur Dairy, Inc.

W1668 Hwy F
Brodhead, WI 53520
608-897-8661
Decatur Swiss Cheese Co-op is a very unique Co-op. Decatur Co-op owns the building and the milk shed and they lease the building and contract with Decatur Dairy to turn their milk into cheese and market the cheese. Steve Stettler and Decatur Dairy work with the co-op as a team to get a good return to the farmer for their milk. Steve Stettler is a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker who has developed several new cheeses for the Co-op including a European style Havarti, a Swiss-Lace cheese called Stettler Swiss and a Colby-Swiss marbled cheese. Decatur Swiss also produces Muenster, Brick, Farmers Cheese, Colby Longhorn, Butterkase, Fontina & Gouda. Decatur has won U.S. and World Cheese Contest awards, and several Wisconsin State Fair Awards. In 2007 they swept the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest and the Green County Fair taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Havarti at both contests. In 2010 Decatur Dairy won at the World Contest, won Grand Champion at the Green County Fair, and was named Grand Champion Cheesemaker at Cheese Days in Monroe, WI. In 2012 Decatur Dairy won 1st Place in the World Cheese Contest in Havarti and Havarti Pepper. The 2013 Wisconsin State Fair gave us a 1st for our Havarti Pepper.
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Decatur Dairy, Inc.
W1668 Hwy F
Brodhead, WI 53520
608-897-8661

Master Cheesemakers At Decatur Dairy, Inc.


Steve Stettler
Steve Stettler
A third-generation cheesemaker, Steve is proud to carry on the Wisconsin tradition. He began learning the craft from his grandfather and father and has continued his quest for learning as a four-time graduate of the Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program. He is certified as a Master in the production of six cheese varieties – brick, cheddar, farmers cheese, havarti, muenster and specialty Swiss. "The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program is clearly unique," he says. "The people you meet are great and the cheesemaking and artisan classes are always terrific resources that you can go back to."
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Brick, Cheddar, Farmer's, Havarti, Muenster, Swiss

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