Widmer's Cheese takes pride in promoting Wisconsin cheese, and we're happy to do that every chance we can. Below are a few articles that we've had the pleasure to be part of. Joe Widmer is proud to be a 3rd generation cheesemaker from the quaint town of Theresa, Wisconsin. As you'll see in the pieces he has good reason to be. Enjoy! In the News >
Widmer's Brick cheese is great served the traditional way on pumpernickel bread with some mustard and finely shaved onions. A fine accompaniment to this cheese would be a pale ale, apple cider, or draft and dark beers are delicious. It's a Cheese's Life >
From ancient times from the far east of the world to the present time cheese has been a great source of nutrition. Widmer's Cheese Cellars has been caring on the tradition past down from generation to generation. Read the history below. Then & Now >
Come and see Wisconsin's only cheese factory still using real bricks to press their brick cheese. The product is so authentic that we're still using the same bricks Gramps Widmer used in 1922. We also manufacture super- aged cheddars and an authentic Colby cheese. We take tours by appointment. Our hours are Mon-Sat from 6 am to 5 pm and Sun (June through October ) 10 am to 4 pm. Cheddar Tour >
The factory store and viewing area are open daily, Monday thru. Saturday between 5:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Below is part of what you'll see when you arrange a tour for your group. Guided factory tours for groups are available if scheduled in advance. Tours are given Monday through Friday by reservation only. Factory Tour >
Meet the Master Cheese Maker - Joe Widmer, Widmer's Cheese Cellars - Entering Widmer's Cheese Cellars in the tiny town of Theresa, Wis., is like stepping back in time. Adorned with the flags of Swiss cantons on the outside, the plant inside affords visitors a close-up look at the making of some of the Dairy State's best, most classic cheese varieties.Meet the Master Cheese Maker >
Joe Widmer is a 3rd generation cheese maker with close ties to his community and the state that he lives in. Joe has been raised to master techniques for making high quality cheese. Over the years Widmer's Cheese Cellars has won many awards and produce new kinds of cheese the world has never seen before. Video Tour >
Cheese is a nutritious milk product that has been one of man's most important foods for thousands of years. The United States and France rank as the leading cheese-producing countries. Wisconsin is the leading cheese making state. Wisconsin Cheese comes in about 350 varieties and in many different sizes and shapes. There are literally several thousands of varieties world wide.
History of Cheese Making
Widmer's Wisconsin Cheese Legacy...
In Wisconsin, the cheese making
legacy runs deep and examples of
third-and fourth generation
Wisconsin cheese makers carrying
on the family tradition are common.
Joe Widmer, is one such third-generation example. Widmer's Cheese Legacy
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