Our Award Winning Cheeses
We strive to bring the very best and most consistent cheeses to the marketplace by hand selecting outstanding specialty vats, as well as working with some of the very best cheesemakers in Wisconsin to develop and handcraft superb unique originals and renovate classic heritage cheeses, in order to share with cheese lovers everywhere the simple pleasure of enjoying an exceptional piece of cheese.
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Rich in character, our collection of handmade artisan cheeses are known for their whimsical labels, their unique stories, and above all, their award winning flavor. The inspiration for the cast of characters came from Founder Chris Gentine’s beloved little boy storybook, The Golden Story Book of River Bend, written by Richard Scarry’s wife Patricia Scarry.
The award winning Deer Creek Specialty Cheddar collection is a family of the finest hand selected Wisconsin aged Cheddars in the marketplace. In fact, Deer Creek specialty Cheddars are some of the most decorated classic aged Cheddars in recent history, having won 12 top awards in the past 6 years.
Theses are the cheeses from our Founder’s childhood. The ones he grew up with. The ones he loved. At Deer Creek we believe that we are only one generation away from the extinction of some of the traditional flavor, body, and texture characteristics that classic, Wisconsin-produced cheeses have always been known for.
Deer Creek Diaries
Find out what we have been up to
One of the things we look forward to each Fall is the bounty of sweet, freshly harvested apples that are so readily available. While we enjoy many different kinds of apples, we continuously find ourselves searching out our beloved Honeycrisp apples. This recipe for The Fawn and Sweet Apple Salad pairs our sweetly nutty The […]
“Ever since I was a child, there was one exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum that I couldn’t pass up – The Streets of Old Milwaukee. The life sized, walk-through exhibit allows museum goers to experience the sights and sounds of Milwaukee at the turn of the century. Deer Creek’s Taste of Old Milwaukee Dip […]
Two of the most prestigious cheese competitions were held this past week, bringing good things to the Deer Creek Cheese family. The International Cheese Awards held in Nantwich, UK, and the American Cheese Society Conference and Competition held in Denver, CO, blessed us with fourteen podium awards, including The Treif UK Trophy for Best Label Design. […]
Our Sustainability Philosophy
We understand that we are simply stewards of this beautiful land, and know that even by embracing the most sustainable concepts our enterprise cannot fully avoid impacting the environment. It is our goal to continuously seek and discover the steps we can take to be more of the solution and less of the problem relating to issues affecting social and environmental responsibilities. We must do our best to mindfully operate our business in a manner which helps protect the planet and its gifts for generation to come.