Farmers Basil Cheese

Farmers Basil Cheese

6 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1501
Weight: 0.50lbs

Farmers cheese originated on farms as a way to use milk left over after skimming the cream for butter. Two main styles evolved; a fresh cheese similar to cottage cheese and a semi-soft version cured for a shorter time. Wisconsin cheesemakers produce the semi-soft version. Decatur Dairy Wisconsin Farmers cheese with basil has a creamy, mild flavor with the addition of sweet basil, adding a delicious herbaceous flavor to the cheese. Made with skim milk, Decaturs Wisconsin Farmers cheese is considered a lower fat and lower sodium cheese. Basil Farmers has a creamy, smooth texture, similar to Havarti. Farmers Basil melts beautifully, making it a wonderful addition to any grilled cheese or burger. Receive 8 ounces of Wisconsin Basil Farmers cheese per package. Decatur Dairy was established in 1942 in Monroe, Wisconsin, and has won several US and World Cheese Contest awards with their delicious cheeses.

The Basics

Region: Brodhead, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Animal

Ingredients: Milk, salt, rennet, cultures, basil

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Champage
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
  • Pale Ales
  • Pilsner
  • Lagers

Other Cheese Pairings
Crusty bread, savory crackers, nuts, roasted veggies, pasta

Product Reviews (3)

Very good
By carol mahon

Enjoyed this cheese. The basil was very nice.

By Tia Uphoff


Homegrown Taste
By Norman Harada

Perfect cheese for snacks during movies. A great match to deli meats and crackers. Makes a great tasting Mac and Cheese dinnet.

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