See the cheese being
made from our store
No Public Tours (please read below)
Due to food safety concerns and regulations, Widmer’s Cheese Cellars can no longer give the public access to tours through the facility. We apologize for the inconvenience. However, customers are able to see the cheese making process and equipment from our retail store that provides a viewing area. Our retail store provides a unique experience unlike any other.
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.
Just a step down from a small retail area sits the “make room,” its traditional open vats being carefully tended, curds being stirred or hand-scooped into forms, or the famous Widmer bricks being gently placed atop the forms to press the whey out of the signature Brick cheese.
The factory store and viewing area are open daily Monday through Friday between 7:00 am to 5 pm. On Saturday we are open 7 am to 5 pm. During June through October on Sunday we are open 10 am to 4 pm.
Come to our cheese factory where you can watch the cheese being made from our store. There are free samples and cheese makers can answer your questions upon request. The best time to see cheese making in action is from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m on Monday-Friday. If you come when the cheese is not being made there will still be samples of our cheeses, along with a picture tour and 15 minute video.