Joe Widmer's family has been crafting cheese in Theresa, Wisconsin since his grandfather, John Widmer, arrived from Switzerland and settled in the heart of one of the richest cheesemaking areas in America more than 80 years ago.
Much like a limited-edition book or lithograph, every piece of Widmer cheese is handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality. Joe just became one of only eight certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers in America. Their reserve cheddars are marked, labeled with a vat number and production date, then placed in special curing rooms to age. While curing, the cheeses are inspected and turned by hand at regular intervals. This six-year aged cheddar is rich with notes of caramel. While it is aged for a considerable period of time, it is still moist and creamy on the tongue, with a noteworthy tanginess and slightly salty finish.
Awarded 1st Place in the American Cheese Society 2007 Awards in the Mature Cheddar: Aged Over 49 Months category.
- Made from pasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 40 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.