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Cedar Grove Cheese Inc.


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Plain, WI 53577
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04/01 - 12/31

Monday - Saturday 

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

01/01 - 03/31

Monday - Saturday 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cedar Grove Cheese Factory is located just outside of tiny Plain, Wisconsin, in the heart of Wisconsin's dairy producing region. Come and see cheese being made the old-fashioned way. Call ahead for a tour of the factory, where you'll learn about the history and art of cheese making and how small-scale producing helps the environment, the farmers, and local business as well as Cedar Grove Cheese. Please call ahead for tours.



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  • Craig Lee posted 1 year ago
    "We' were on a family vacation in the Wisconsin Dells. Looked online to find a place where we could see cheese being produced. Would recommend if you are interested in visiting a cheese factory, you should go early in the morning, around 8 AM or 9 AM. Most cheese producing happens overnight / early morning. Called a few places around 10:30 AM and found out they were not producing cheese. Called Cedar Grove and was told they were running late and would still be processing cheese until Noon. Arrived around 11 AM and Cathy gave us a tour. Since cheese environments need to be very sterile, the tour is done behind glass. Cathy was very informative and did an excellent job providing information about how they process the milk when it comes off the truck and through the various steps that it eventually becomes a block of cheese. She explain the different types of cultures that are used to make the curd and whey. The whey is a waste product that gets used to produce powered protein for body building. She explained the differences between swiss, mozzarella, cheddar, white cheddar,, etc. She provided background on the different types of animal milks processed there ... Water Buffalo, Sheep, Goat, and of course Cow!!! She talked about the different breeds, food sources (alfalfa, wheat, corn, etc.), and the effect they have on the taste of the milk/cheese. Cathy shared a wealth of information and provided an excellent, informative tour. Ask for Cathy if you go!!! We purchased a variety of cheeses at the end ... Weird Sisters was one that had Water buffalo and cow ... It tasted great! Would highly recommend going! It is a way off the beaten path, but the scenery is beautiful along the way and the cheese at the end of the journey is worth it. "
  • Peter van der Hagen posted 6 months ago
    "Excellent selection of artisan cheeses! Try the Quark, Water Buffalo varieties or my favorite, smoked baby Swiss!"
  • Nancy Barry posted 11 months ago
    "Small cheese shop with a limited selection, but very friendly staff and fun to see them making cheese if you time your visit right!"
  • Bobby Bryla posted 1 year ago
    "Friendly staff, you can see the cheese being made in real time! A wide variety of the freshest cheese you'll see, and can't get anywhere else."
  • Anna Hautzinger posted 1 year ago
    "Neat cheese factory. There is a viewing window. The shop has a nice variety of their cow, sheep and goat milk cheeses. Can also purchase their products at Clocktower cheese in MWE."