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Sustaining & Business Partners

Thank You to Our Sustaining  & Business Partners

A great way to show your support for the future of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, is through Sustaining Partnerships at $500/year. Sustaining Partners receive prominent recognition at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, and recognition each month on the front page of the newsletter in addition to a individual listing and link on this website. Thank you to the following “Sustaining Partners.”  Print and complete the membership form to join the industry in supporting the efforts of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center

Alp & Dell Cheese Store Monroe WI 53566

The Alp & Dell Cheese Store offers a very large variety of cheeses, both local and International, in addition to a large gift shop.  While visiting Alp & Dell, take a stroll down the viewing hallway to see cheese being made by Emmi Roth USA each day,   Mon – Fri.

Alpine Slicing & Cheese Conversion Monroe WI 53566

Alpine Slicing & Cheese Conversion has been specializing in cheese packaging since 2005. Their facility is located in Green County Wisconsin, the heart of dairy and cheese country. They cater to a wide variety of customers all over the United States.

B & L Steinmann Trucking – Argyle WI 53504

Baumgartners Cheese Store – Monroe WI 53566

Baumgartner Cheese Store is located on Monroe’s Historic Downtown Square and has been serving their customers since 1931.  Baumgartner’s features some of Wisconsin’s finest cheeses and offers online purchase in addition to the cheese store.  Looking for a Wisconsin Cheese sandwich and cup of homemade soup, be sure to stop at Baumgartners during your visit to the downtown Monroe Historic Square.

David & Glenda Buholzer – Monroe WI 53566

Dave & Glenda have been gracious supporters of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center. In addition to serving on the Executive Board. Dave with his two brothers, all Master Cheesemakers, operate the Klondike Cheese Factory rural Monroe, producing Feta Cheese and more.

Ronald & Susan Buholzer – Monroe WI 53566

Ron & Sue are gracious supporters of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, actively serving within the organization. Ron, President of Klondike Cheese Co. and a Master Cheesemaker, with his two brothers, operates the Klondike Cheese Factory, rural Monroe, producing Feta Cheese and more. Sue is an active volunteer as a tour guide at National Historic Cheesemaking Center.

Steve & Thea Buholzer – Monroe WI 53566

Steve, with his two brothers Ron & Dave, operates Klondike Cheese Company.  Children of Steve, fourth generation, have joined the firm continuing to make quality cheeses.  Steve, a Master Cheesemaker in Feta and Muenster, grew up in the cheese factory and pursued his passion.

 Colony Brands, Inc. – Monroe WI 53566

Colony Brands, founded by Ray Kubly in 1926, has become one of the largest mail order companies in the United States.  In addition to cheese, pastries and other gourmet food, Colony Brands operates other affiliated companies providing customers with gifts, furniture, home decor, apparel and much much more.

Darlington Dairy Supply – Darlington WI 53530

Darlington Dairy Supply, which has been a long-time supporter of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, offers equipment and complete services for the dairy industry, including sanitary applications for area plants, large and small.

Decatur Dairy, Inc. – Brodhead WI 53520

Decatur Dairy, Inc. Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, Steve Stettler has won many U.S., world and Wisconsin cheese contest awards since becoming cheesemaker in 1982, and serves on the board of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center. Decatur Dairy produces Havarti, Stettler Swiss, Muenster, Colby, Brick, Farmers Cheese, Butterkase, Queso Blanco and more.

 Emmi Roth USA – Monroe WI 53566

Emmi Roth is the manufacture Emmi Roth’ USAs Grand Cru cheese, winner of the 2016 World Championship Cheese.  Emmi Roth is worldwide. Emmi and its subsidiaries have a presence in 13 countries, seven of which have production facilities.  Monroe, Green County, Wisconsin and the USA are proud to be home to a world championship cheese.

Foreign Type Cheesemakers Association – Monroe WI 53570

Foreign Type Cheesemakers Association is Southern Wisconsin’s premiere milk and cheese testing facility, offering a full range of milk and dairy product testing with State-of-the-Art equipment. Members receive their test data via the Web.

Terry Goetz – Monroe WI

Terry, a Monroe native and niece of the late Doran Zwygart, supports the continued efforts of the National Historic Cheesemaking Center, giving of her time and efforts .

Henning Cheese – Kiel WI

Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese is a fourth generation family owned cheese factory based in rural Kiel, Wisconsin that features an on-site cheese store and museum. Henning’s offers a wide variety of cheese, including Cheddars & Colbys that have won many national and world awards.

Klondike Cheese Company – Monroe WI 53566

Klondike Cheese Company, one of the largest feta producers in the country is in its fourth generation of cheesemakers, owned and operated by three Master Cheesemakers, Ron, Dave and Steve Buholzer. In addition to traditional Greek feta, Klondike also produces flavored feta, brick, muenster and havarti cheeses and most recently Greek Yogurt.

Lake Country Dairy – Turtle Lake WI 54889

Lake Country Dairy is home to ASI’s premium Parmesan, Romano and Asiago production. Each wheel is made following time-tested, traditional techniques in special vats, including copper kettles. The cheese is aged up to 24 months, producing high quality, flavorful products that rival traditional Italian favorites. LCD also makes handcrafted, award winning Cello Mascarpone that has been recognized as one of the best domestically produced mascarpone cheeses in the marketplace.

Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Inc. – Juda WI 53550

Maple Leaf Cheese Coop was established in 1910, and remains a locally farmer-owned coop, some now in their second and third generations. Maple Leaf Cheesemakers produce cheddar, gouda, colby, edam, and Monterey Jack cheeses, to mention a few. Visit their online store for a variety of cheeses.

Doug Mayer Transport – Monroe WI 53566

Doug Mayer operates a transport trucking business serving the dairy and cheesemaking industry, hauling milk products from the dairy farm to the cheese factory for production, a vital part of the dairy and cheese industry.

Mill Creek Cheese LLC – Arena WI 53503

Randy Pittman has been making cheese since the age of 17 years of age, and is a Master Cheesemaker certified in Muenster and Queso Quesadilla, two of the primary varieties produced.  Randy & Mary also manufacture Asadero, and Cheddar cheese curds.

R Mueller Service & Equipment  – Monroe WI 53566

Mueller Service & Equipment Co., established in 1936, supplies the dairy industry with a complete line of new and reconditioned equipment and a complete line of parts and 24 hour service for dairy plants, both large and small.

Precision Drive & Control, Inc – Monroe WI 53566

Precision Drive and Control has been a Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois premier Electrical and Industrial Distributor for 40 years, providing the products you need and the brands you want.  With locations in both  Freeport, IL and Monroe, WI; Precision Drive and Control offers you complete Counter Service, Telephone Support, Technical Assistance, Delivery and Pick-Up based on normally scheduled routes.

24 hour Emergency Service is available should you need parts or materials outside of our normal business hours.

Regez Supply Company – Monroe WI 53566

Regez Supply, was founded in 1912 and today is located in the Monroe, Wisconsin Industrial Park just north of Highway 11. Regez Supply offers over 800 products for businesses, food service including janitorial supplies.

Roelli Cheese Company  – Shullsburg WI 53586

Chris Roelli, the fourth generation of the Roelli Cheese Company, is a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker.  Chris recently received his Master Certification in cheddar. In addition to the cheese factory located east of Shullsburg on Hwy 11, the Roelli family also operates an adjacent cheese store.

Sargento Foods, Inc – Plymouth WI

Our Sargento Family—those employed by our company and the retirees who laid our foundation—represents three generations of real cheese people. My grandfather had a simple philosophy: “Hire good people, and treat them like family.” His philosophy guides everything we do. It allows us to bring only the very best real, natural cheese to your family.

Louis P. Gentine II
Third-Generation CEO, Sargento Foods

Super 8 Hotel – Monroe WI 53566

Super 8 is conveniently located on Hwy 69, just off the city bypass.  Their warm and friendly atmosphere welcomes its guests with the amenities you would expect in meeting rooms, fitness center and indoor pool, Hi-speed internet and SuperStart breakfast, to name only a few.

Vilutis & Company, Inc –Frankfort IL 60423

Vilutis And Co , Inc, a privately held company in Frankfort, IL is a single location business. Vilutis is a familiar company to the cheese industry for plastic bags used in the vacuuming process of cheese. National Historic Cheesemaking Center welcomes Vilutis and Company as a new Sustaining Partnerin 2017.

Wenger Spring Brook Cheese, Inc – Davis IL 61019

Wengers Springbrook Cheese is located in Davis, Illinois. This organization primarily operates in the Cheese; Natural and Processed business / industry within the Food and Kindred Products sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 52 years. Wengers Springbrook Cheese is estimated to generate $1.4 million in annual revenues, and employs approximately 15 people at this single location Wisconsin Bank & Trust
Monroe WI 53566

Wisconsin Bank & Trust  – Monroe WI 53566

where “Great Things Happen”, is located just one block off of Monroe’s Historic Courthouse square. The Monroe branch offers a complete line of banking products and services for the individual and business customer.

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association – Madison WI 

WCMA is here to serve our members: cheesemakers, buttermakers, whey processors, and industry partners who further process dairy products, market dairy products, and supply the ingredients, technology, and services that make their products the best in the world.

WCMA is your strong advocate before state and federal government, a networking hub, and a source of news and information you can trust.  The association provides world-class educational programming to empower your staff and build your business.

Wisconsin Swiss & Limburger – Monroe WI 53566

Wisconsin Swiss & Limburger Cheese Association, headed by Richard Oliver, has been loyal supporters of the National Cheesemaking Center for many years and Sustaining Partners since the beginning of the program.

Woodford State Bank – Monroe WI 53566

Woodford State Bank offers both individual and business banking services with locations in Monroe, Woodford, Argyle, South Wayne and Blanchardville.

Chuck & Gail Zeitler – Monroe WI 53566

Chuck and Gail, have been associated with the cheese industry and its processes for many years. Chuck owns and operated Zeitler Auto Body, while Gail is a familiar face at the Foreign Type Cheesemakers Laboratory in Monroe.  Thank you to both Chuck and Gail for your continued support.



Our Appreciation To The Following Business Members

  • American Cheese Producers, Inc
  • Badger State Propane
  • Boar’s Nest
  • Burnett Dairy Co-op
  • Dave & Jean Busker
  • Cedar Grove Cheese
  • Decatur Swiss Cheese Coop
  • Eau Galle Cheese Factory
  • Mike & Audrey Einbeck
  • Bob & Nancy Faith
  • Gibbsville Cheese Co
  • Gile Cheese LLC
  • Jim Glessner
  • Gary & Cori Grossen
  • Nate & Joanne Hare
  • Kerry & Barb Henning
  • High Top Roofing
  • James & Anita Huffman
  • Josh D Landscaping & Design
  • Greg & Julie Knoke
  • L & S Automotive & Truck Service
  • Maple Leaf Cheese Store
  • Marathon Cheese Corp
  • Mexican Cheese Producers
  • City of Monroe
  • Nasonville Dairy Inc
  • Northside Fried Cheese
  • Myron & Geri Olson
  • Pine River Pre-Pack, Inc
  • Rural Insurance – Mike Hutchinson
  • Edward A Stampfli
  • Dan & Ann Stearns
  • Steinmann Consulting LLC
  • Taylor Cheese Company
  • Widmer Cheese Cellars
  • Wisconsin Cheese Group
  • Wisconsin Dairy State Cheese

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