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A Resource for Enjoying and Giving Wisconsin Cheeses and Other Gourmet Foods


Located in the heart of Wisconsin’s cheese country since 1946, The Wisconsin Cheeseman offers artisanal Wisconsin cheeses, hams, sausages, handcrafted baked goods and other gourmet food gifts from the heartland.

We work directly with some of the most decorated Master Cheesemakers in the world to bring you their award-winning creations and pass along their wealth of knowledge. We also connect you with the expertise of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board in order to help you make the right buying decision and get the most enjoyment from your purchase. We hope you will find The Wisconsin Cheeseman to be a valuable resource for new and classic food gifts.

Take Five with Tammy

Our expert cheese grader shares her experiences gained from four decades in the cheese industry, along with some of her top picks. Wisconsin’s top-quality cheeses…

An image of Butterkase Cheese Butterkäse: Wisconsin’s Little-Known “Butter Cheese”

With all the richness for which German food is known, this semi-soft cheese might just be your new secret weapon in recipes or the next cheese and wine party.

All Beef Summer Sausage logs paired with a glass of beer. What Is Summer Sausage? Recipe Ideas and More

What is summer sausage made of? Why is it called summer sausage? It isn’t just for summer, but it sure is great with a cold beverage. Learn what kind of cheese goes with summer sausage.

Three stacked blocks of Havarti cheese, with Havarti chunks on top and green grapes on the side. Havarti Cheese: The Danish Delight

Born in Denmark and perfected in Wisconsin, Havarti cheese is smooth, buttery, and deserving of a place on your cheese platter.

A metal platter displaying a variety of cheese, with cherry jam, grapes, a serving knife, and glasses of pink champagne. The Best Cheese for Champagne: Sparkling Wine and Cheese Pairings

What is good to eat with Champagne? Put on a Champagne and cheese party to celebrate the New Year—or just because—with the best cheese for…

The Most Popular Cheeses In The World

What are the most popular cheeses in the world? Take a world tour of cheese consumption by country, and learn about the most popular cheese in America.

Two blocks of Limburger cheese next to two rye bread slices topped with Limburger and red onion slivers. Limburger: The Cheese That Nose No Equal

Notorious for its smell, Limburger’s bark is actually a lot worse than its bite. When you know how to eat it, Limburger cheese is remarkably smooth.

A colorful salad of mixed lettuce greens, strawberries, pineapple chunks, blueberries, and banana slices. The Best Cheeses for Salad

What is the best cheese for salad? For National Salad Month we’ve got ideas and cheese salad recipes that will have you saying “cheese” all year long.

Flatbread mushroom and Mozzarella cheese pizza on a wooden cutting board. Best Cheese for Pizza: Mozzarella & Beyond

What type of cheese goes on pizza? Well, mozzarella cheese is the best cheese for pizza. But American regional tastes—and science—say it’s not the only one. We’ll help you raise your pizza game!

A variety of luxury chocolate candies with two glasses of red wine. Wine and Chocolate Pairings…with Cheese, of Course

Do chocolate and wine go together? You bet they do! Learn how to host an incredible chocolate and wine pairing party…and don’t forget the cheese!…

Two blocks and slices of Muenster cheese displayed on a wood slab with cherry tomatoes for garnish. Muenster Cheese – Recipes and More

What does Muenster cheese taste like? What is Muenster cheese good with? In Wisconsin, they know how to make Muenster cheese a smooth operator. It’s the perfect addition to grilled cheese or a cheeseburger. 

Display table with blocks and sample pieces of 2018 World Championship cheese with tongs, grapes and vased flowers. World Cheese Championship 2018

The World Championship Cheese Contest and United States Championship Cheese Contest are held in alternating years in Wisconsin. Here are the award-winning cheeses for 2018.

A wooden and slate platter displaying four varieties of cheese, serving utensils, crackers, and glasses of white wine. White Wine and Cheese Pairings

White wine is one of cheese’s best friends. Sauvignon blanc pairs with many foods, but what cheese goes with moscato? It’s time for a wine and cheese party!

A wooden serving board with pieces of cheese, sugared pecans, and an herb garnish for cheese and nuts pairing. Pairing Nuts and Cheese for Party Success

Nuts and cheese pair perfectly at a wine tasting party. Learn how to pair nuts and cheeses—and wines—for the best combinations of flavors and textures.

An individual cheese souffle in a white cup with a natural napkin and parsley garnish displayed on a rough barn board table. The Cheese Soufflé: Simply Elegant

What is a cheese soufflé? It sounds fancy and is impressive to serve, yet is very easy to make. Learn the best cheese for soufflé and what to serve with it.

Beer glasses and a metal platter displaying a variety of cheese, sausage and crackers for beer and cheese pairings.metal platter displaying a variety of cheese, sausage and crackers for beer and cheese pairings. Beer and Cheese Pairings and Recipes

What goes better with cheese than beer? Pretty much nothing. We’ve got beer and cheese pairings, plus beer cheese fondue and other beer-cheese recipes.

A glass of red wine and a glass mug of mulled cider with blocks of cheddar and other cheese for wine and cheese pairings. Drink Wine Day…Don’t Forget the Cheese

February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. And while we fully support this annual occasion, we think it’s missing something. Let’s make it Wine and Cheese Day.

Wedges of an assortment of Blue cheese with grapes, peach slices and breadsticks on a metal serving tray. Blues Power: The Funky World of Blue Cheese

Blue cheese (or bleu cheese) is prized—or distrusted—for its striking appearance and unique aroma. Explore some blue cheese recipes and break the mold!

A basket of dark Potter's Crackers next to Goat cheese served on a rustic plate with grapes for garnish. Goat Cheese: Feel Like a Kid Again

Looking for a new experience? Goat’s milk is different from cow’s milk, and not just in flavor. Learn what to make and serve with goat cheese.

A lady farmer in a warm jacket sitting next to two Holstein calves feeding from two red buckets. Wisconsin Farm Life: Meet Heidi

Wisconsin cheese is great because of the soil, the water, the grass, and the people…not only cheesemakers, but farmers. We’d like you to meet one of them.

A stack of grilled cheese sandwiches made with hearty seeded bread and melted white cheese mixed with herbs. Grilled Cheese: A Classic Comfort Food

Knowing how to make grilled cheese will earn you style points. Discover grilled cheese sandwich ideas…including one of the most creative grilled cheese recipes.