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Remembering Waukesha County Cheese Factories. Waukesha County Homes

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

Waukesha County Life has always been pretty interesting. Earlier in my life and to this day. I have found memories of hanging out with my grandfather when I was young.  Saturdays were a ritual; a trip to the dump so the guys could get together and chew the fat, in North Lake so he and his friends that had diabetes could eat their jelly donuts, and of course the cheese factory in Mapleton to get a half a brick of cheese. The Waukesha county cheese factories may have diminished but those memories will last for ever for me. I was showing property a bit ago to someone and I made the comment that I thought it was a cheese factory previously. The folks that were relocating looked at me in bewilderment as I explained to them that the Waukesha County real estate market had cheese factories everywhere at one time. Wisconsin produces more than 35 percent of all cheese made in the United States. Much of it is made in small, family-owned and operated cheese factories that specialize in award-winning varieties. They welcome visitors. Please read about the history of Wisconsin vheese which is extremely interesting at History of Wisconsin Cheese . The move from producing cheese for family use to making cheese to sell was a short step. However, commercial production of cheese in Wisconsin began on a small scale.   By 1945 more than 1,500 cheese factories in Wisconsin produced about 515 million pounds of cheese a year. Today, approximately 15,000 dairy farms, with over 1.2 million cows producing an average of 18,850 pounds of milk each per year, continue the reputation for quality milk from Wisconsin. Wisconsin has more skilled and licensed cheesemakers than any other state. These cheesemakers must complete rigorous studies in dairy science and cheesemaking before they can be licensed. They also may serve as an apprentice under a licensed cheesemaker. Wisconsin is the only state to offer a Master Cheesemaker program. These fine craftsmen produce over 2.4 billion pounds of cheese each year, over 25 percent of all domestic cheese.   Quality and variety of cheese from Wisconsin, America's Dairyland.  Cheese factory history, locations, Wisconsin attractionsLIST OF BUTTER AND CHEESE FACTORIESLIST OF CONDENSERIES , Cheese Factories & Tours , How Cheese Is Made  Recipes   History of Wisconsin Cheese

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tom braatz 

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Comments (3)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

It's sad to hear that the number of cheese factories is going down, while the population keeps going up.  We need to help support small farms before they all get bought out by the big guys.

Apr 17, 2022 08:21 PM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459


I totally agree. It is sad seeing history go away

Apr 28, 2022 11:24 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Tom - I love your state and all the cheese and daily products it produces.

Apr 18, 2022 04:00 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459


Cheese everywhere in this state. It's all tasty

Apr 28, 2022 11:24 AM
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
Thank you
Jun 20, 2022 03:21 PM