The publication lists 60 of the state’s artisan, farmstead and specialty cheesemakers from all types of farms – cow, goat & sheep – and all sorts of dairy products – cheese, bottled milk, yogurt, ice cream and butter.
I think it’s amazing that Wisconsin is now up to 60 farmstead and artisan producers -10 years ago, I think you’d have been hard-pressed to find a dozen. The forward to the directory says “there’s a revolution going on in America’s Dairyland” and they’re right. Wisconsin cheesemakers, dairy farmers and processors of all sizes have greatly reinvested in our state’s dairy infrastructure, making us not only a powerhouse in the past but a leader for the future.
So on that note, I wish you all a wonderful holiday and a 2007 full of Wisconsin artisan cheese!