Category: Cheese

  • Wisconsin Winners of World Cheese Championship

    Mild Cheddar (0-3 months) Mild Cheddar, AMPI-Blair, Blair, Wis., 99.35 points. Sharp Cheddar (6 months to 1 year) Sharp, Land O’ Lakes, Inc., Kiel, 98.5 Aged Cheddar (1 to 2 years) English Hollow Cheddar, Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Monroe, 99.2 Traditional Waxed Cheddar, mild to medium Old English Style Cheddar, aged 5 months, Sacon Cheese, Cleveland, […]

  • Door Artisan Cheese Wins Best Cheddar Award

    Cheesemaker Darrell Demeter of Door Artisan Cheese Company, Egg Harbor, took home Best in Class for his Cave-Aged English Cheddar in the Natural Rinded Cheddar category of the 2018 World Cheese Champion that ended March 8 in Madison. The Door Artisan Cheddar earned a 99.15 rating from the judges. Jim Demeter, also of Door Artisan […]

  • Tour Door Artisan Cheese Co. during Egg Harbor Historical Society Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society is hosting its winter program March 4, 1 pm at Door Artisan Cheese Company. After the program, guided tours and sampling will be available as well as hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Reservations are required; call 920.823.2062 or email [email protected] Along with your name(s) leave a return phone number. Reservations are […]

  • Cheese Masters Bring Back StinkFest

    Wisconsin Cheese Masters will present the third annual Stinkfest on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 2 until 4 pm. This outdoor event (hoping for a good breeze) will feature free samples of the very “aromatic” Wisconsin Limburger and Wisconsin Aged Brick. Chef Jess of Egg Harbor will make grilled Limburger and Aged Wisconsin Brick sandwiches on […]

  • Door County Local Producers

    Looking for local food in Door County? Find resources for local produce, meats, cheese, canned goods, and much more in our updated guide. What Makes A Local Producer? We’ve refined our criteria and broken the Door County Local Producers list into separate segments.We hope you find that this new list makes more sense, is easier […]

  • Luxemburg Agropur Plant Scores in U.S. Cheese Contest

    Wisconsin swept the top three spots of the United States Championship Cheese Contest, which was held in Green Bay March 7-8. The champion cheese title went to Mike Matucheski with a Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano that scored 99.018 points. He is a cheesemaker at the Sartori plant in Antigo. First runner up went to Terry […]

  • Chef Lawrence Hutchinson Joins Glacier Ledge Restaurant

    Slated to open in April 2017, Glacier Ledge, the casual fine-dining restaurant experience that is part of the Door Artisan Cheese Company, is getting ready for its first season. Glacier Ledge will feature a tantalizing menu for both lunch and dinner as well as indoor seating for 60 and outdoor seating for 60. Inside, you […]

  • Jacksonport Denies Liquor License to Cheesemaker

    The Town of Jacksonport decided at its Jan. 24 meeting that there are too many future opportunities within the town to sell one of its three reserve liquor licenses to a business owner in the Town of Egg Harbor. Mike Brennenstuhl of Door Artisan Cheese, a new business taking shape on Hwy. 42 across from […]

  • The Cheese Insider: Wisconsin, Queen of the Dairy World

    During the first week of October every year, Wisconsin hosts The World Dairy Expo in Madison, the largest gathering of all things dairy in the world. The show has everything from livestock judging, nutritional and equipment suppliers, educational seminars, and a variety of other exhibits and demonstrations. I have attended this annual event the past […]

  • Door Artisan Cheese Taking Shape, Hopes to Begin Production by Year’s End

    If you’ve had occasion to drive Hwy. 42 through Egg Harbor recently, you can see Mike Brennenstuhl’s dream taking shape in the form of Door Artisan Cheese Company at 8103 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. “It’s going pretty good,” said Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Brennenstuhl. “I think we’re probably close to 50 percent in completion of the […]

  • The Cheese Insider: How to Taste Cheese

    When you begin the joyous task of consuming cheese, consider these helpful hints: Before tasting any cheese, be sure to allow the cheese to come up to room temperature. If you have a wedge/piece of cheese larger than what you plan to eat/serve, then cut off the amount you think you will need, leave that […]

  • Free Limburger and Aged Brick Samples at Wisconsin Cheese Masters’s Stinkfest

    Wisconsin Cheese Masters will present the second annual “Stinkfest” on Sept. 24, 1 – 3 pm. This outdoor event will feature free samples of the very “aromatic” Wisconsin Limburger and Aged Brick. New this year: visitors will not only be offered samples of the most odoriferous cheeses, Wisconsin Cheese Masters is going to be grilling […]

  • Autumnfest, Election Theater & More Weekend Plans

    It’s the first weekend of autumn in Door County! Head to one of this weekend’s fall festivals, prep your cold-weather reading lists, or help Door Community Auditorium celebrate its first major anniversary. Friday, September 23 DCA’s Silver Anniversary Twenty-five years ago, the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek opened its doors. In the years since, […]

  • The Cheese Insider: American Cheese Society’s Best of Show

    Little Mountain, an alpine style cheese crafted by Master Cheesemaker Chris Roelli, won the prestigious Best of Show at the American Cheese Society competition held in Des Moines, July 27-30. This year’s competition had a record number of entries: 1,843 cheeses and cultured dairy products. Winning a ribbon in any of the different classes is […]

  • The Cheese Insider: The Art of Artisan Cheese

    I will be off to Des Moines, Iowa this week attending the annual American Cheese Society conference. This event takes place in a different city each summer and is attended by more than 1,200 cheese enthusiasts, including cheesemakers, retailers, specialty food companies, and an assortment of other cheese-related industries. It is a fun event because […]

  • Renard’s Cheese Celebrates 55 Years of Cheesemaking

    A lot has changed in the world since 1961, but at least one good thing has not. A bite of Renard’s cheddar tastes exactly the same today as it did more than a half-century ago when Howard Renard began producing it in the little Rosewood Factory on County Trunk S near Algoma. Renard’s has seen […]

  • Cheese Insider: National Dairy Month

      June, National Dairy Month, is celebrated by dairymen across the United States. National Dairy Month was established in 1937 by a group of chain stores to promote consuming milk and dairy products. The original theme was “Keep Youthful – Drink Milk.” The National Dairy Council took over this effort in 1939 and made it […]

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    Cheese Presentation and Tasting at Wine Fest

    Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese is proud to partner with Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee to bring Master Cheesemaker Steve Hurd to Egg Harbor on June 25 for a series of events in partnership with the Door County Wine Fest. An expert in Italian-style cheeses, Hurd will share his story and discuss his role in creating the […]

  • Uncork Summer Returns to Wickman House June 25

    The grounds of the Wickman House in Ellison Bay will transform into a foodie’s paradise when it hosts the Uncork Summer Food, Wine and Musical Festival on Saturday, June 25. In its third year, Uncork celebrates Door County’s growing reputation as a culinary destination by showcasing the county’s top chefs in a single location. This […]

  • The Cheese Insider: Proud of Wisconsin Cheesemakers

    By Michael Thomas Finally, winter has finally let go of its grip and spring has arrived. I was very busy over the winter, visiting cheesemakers throughout the state, something I don’t have as much time to do in the busy summer season. We are now busy stocking our store in Egg Harbor with the bounty […]