Carr Valley Cheese Company is over one-hundred years old, established in 1902. Nestled among the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, they remain one of Wisconsin's traditional cheese plants, known for making cheese the old fashioned way! Owned and operated by the Cook family, Carr Valley Cheese reflects a heritage of four generations of cheesemakers who have continued to practice the art of cheesemaking (the traditional way) since the late 1880s. As a company, Carr Valley has won over 400 national and international awards for their cheeses.
Sid Cook, owner of Carr Valley Cheese and certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, is a fourth-generation cheesemaker, known for his one-of-a-kind, award winning American original cheeses. He has taken home more national and international awards, more than any other cheesemaker in North America.
Sid completed his Master Cheesemaking Certification in Cheddar, Fontina, Gran Canaria, and Mixed-Milk Cheeses. His goal is to produce high-quality cheese with outstanding flavor, and we think you'll agree - he has achieved above and beyond this goal.
Inspired by the Finnish cheese Juustoleipa (which translates to 'cheese bread'). Carr Valley's Bread Cheese is made by oven baking the cheese until it has browned. The heat from baking caramelizes the outside of the cheese, forming a tasty crust similar to brown bread.
Cardona cheese is a goat's milk cheese that is mild and sweet, with a hint of caramel balanced by a slight nuttiness. Available in two varieties: Sweet Vanilla, which is rubbed with vanilla sugar and features vanilla bean throughout, and Cocoa, which is rubbed with cocoa powder, giving it a subtle cocoa flavor and a beautiful brown rind.