In a state known for its cheese, Joe Widmer is a proud cheesehead. He's heir to the Widmer cheese throne, the third generation in his family in the business. Joe Widmer is one of only eight certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. What that means is that Widmer cheeses are made the same, careful, painstaking way they have been for generations. Widmers' is the only factory left in the state of Wisconsin that still follows the authentic procedures of manufacturing Brick Cheese. In fact, the Widmers' still use the bricks that Grandfather John O. Widmer used in 1912 to press their cheese. A staggering 10 pounds of milk goes into each one pound of cheese. That adds up to make this the best brick cheese made in the U.S.A.
A Wisconsin original. Flavor changes from mild and sweet. Mild Brick Cheese is a young cheese that is mild and buttery sweet. Slice for sandwiches; shred for casseroles
Living in Colorado, Widmer brick cheese is hard to come by, so when I was growing up we only got to experience it once a year when a friend of ours went to visit family in Wisconsin. It is a family favorite, and I'm glad to have found we can now order it online. The best cheese I've ever tasted!
FROM THE STATE OF WI - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Posted by Loretta Langlois (Madison) on 21st Jun 2011
OMG!! A co-worker of mine brought some of the mild brick cheese to our 'Summer Solstice' food party. I cannot believe how smooth this cheese is. I had to make myself stop eating it because it's just that smooth.
Best I've ever had! Mmmmmmmmm!
A valued tradition!
Posted by Connie & David Snow on 13th Jan 2011
Since my parents first moved to WI from MI in 1967, we have made it a point to travel to Teresa to pick up our favorite Brick cheese, along with other favorites. It is by far the best tasting Brick cheese any where and always worth the trip when we visit our relatives in Germantown. We even brag to our friends about it and have given it many times as gifts. We remain your customers for life!!
Best I have found
Posted by Bob on 27th Dec 2010
Was raised in Rockford Ill. Dad used to go up to Wisconsin a couple of times a year for Brick & Cheddar Cheese. I now live in Arizona, and have ordered a 5 lb. brick of Brick for the last 3 years at Christmas time. It is great with crackers or just by itself, or with a good apple. Grand kids enjoy it too.
Posted by Kurt Papenfus MD on 6th Dec 2010
This is my favorite cheese. Growing up in Colorado, we only would get this smooth favorful Brick cheese at my Uncle's dairy farm in Wisconsin, or when they would ship a 5 lb block to our family for Christmas! My Uncle Herb Lenz' milk from the farm went into the cheese! So now at Christmas time, another shipment of that wonderful cheese is on its way west!
Posted by David Zersen on 10th Aug 2010
My favorite cheese since childhood days in Wisconsin, but not so easy to find since I have lived around the U.S. Bought this as Mars Cheese Castle near Racine and hope to find it in grocery stores in Milwaukee. Otherwise, I will order it by mail.
Posted by Chris on 30th Jun 2010
We used to stop by the "shop on the hill" every time we went up to the cabin near Stevens Point.
We would buy a few bags for the days spent up north, and a few for later when we got home (They would never last till we got home though).
Since my aunt's father passed away and the cabin was sold, we have no real reason to head up past Theresa by way off Milwaukee, except for the road trip and to pick up bags of the only Brick cheese curds in the world so squeaky fresh and full of flavor.
Anyone who has ever tasted a Widmer's cheese curd (or their Brick cheese in general) knows, and those who have yet to indulge in this "Godiva" of dairy gems will definitely be a huge fan once their taste buds explode.
Posted by Joshua Justman on 30th May 2010
Probably my favorite cheese of all time. Smooth and buttery, melts in your mouth. Love it on sandwiches, crackers, or just plain. Love it so much my Grandma would mail me a half brick once a month while I was in Afghanistan!
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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