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.
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Try out this recipe for blue cheese dressing using Deer Creek’s The Blue Jay! For an easy yet elegant end-of-summer treat, top some gorgeous heirloom tomato slices with this tasty dressing and some crumbled bacon. We loved it! Blue Jay Dressing What You’ll Need: 4oz. of The Blue Jay, crumbled 1/4 cup sour cream 3 […]
If you do not believe that getting “cheezed out” (in the best way possible) is a thing, then you probably have never gone to an American Cheese Society Conference & Competition. Recently, our Deer Creek team traveled to Des Moines, Iowa for the 2016 ACS Conference & Competition: Cheese in the Heartland, to join our friends […]
In the supreme judging at the 2016 International Cheese Awards held in Nantwich, England, Deer Creek’s The Imperial Buck was awarded The Reefer 90’s Trophy for The Best USA Cheese! Additionally it received Gold for the Best USA Cheddar, Extra Mature/Vintage. It was also recently awarded Best in Class in the Bandaged Cheddar, Sharp to Aged class […]
At Deer Creek we understand that we are simply stewards of this beautiful land, and must try to do our best to protect it and its gifts for generations to come.
Have you seen the Deer Creek Cheeses?
Try the cheese plate at Benelux which features brie, an outstanding blue, and Deer Creek’s award winning, classic 3 Year Specialty Cheddar with delicious pairings!Benelux Grand Café & Market – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
We’ve spotted Deer Creek’s The Robin flying off the shelves at foodie haven Central Market. Their shoppers are also big fans of The Fawn, The Rattlesnake, and Vat 17. Watch for the arrival of The Blue Jay this fall!Central Market – Austin, Texas
We are thrilled to be one of the features cheese collections for our favorite cooking experts, Williams-Sonoma. We look to you for inspiration always. It was an honor to be the July Cheese of the Month! Thank you!Williams-Sonoma – San Fransisco, California
Emilie, Bacco’s cheese wiz, has been a huge supporter of Deer Creek since its inception. At Bacco’s, they strive to bring the very best wine, beer, and cheese selection to their customers. Stop by an incomparable shopping experience.Bacco’s Wine + Cheese – Boston, Massachusetts
Our sweet, mellow The fawn can be found nestled among the fantastic cheese assortment at this brand new Whole Foods Market where you’ll find everything you need to put together a fabulous cheeseboard.Whole Foods Market – Altamonte Springs, Florida
Beaujo’s, a hip wine bar and bistro just outside of Minneapolis, specializes in gourmet sandwiches and small plates, including a Deer Creek cheese plate – our favorite! Stop in to try The Robin, Vat 17, and The Blue Jay.Beaujo’s Wine Bar & Bistro – Edina, Minnesota
Deer Creek’s The Robin and The Rattlesnake were spotted at the impressive cheese counter at Earth Fare. You can’t help but crave healthy foods as you walk around one of their lovely stores. Great job merchandising!Earth Fare – Asheville, North Carolina
The Rumpus Room is a European-style gastro pub known for using local, sustainable food. Check out the Rumpus Board where the chef puts together a fantastic selection of meats and cheese for you and your guests.The Rumpus Room – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Stag can be found proudly overlooking the cheese case at gorgeous Kowalski’s Markets. Find it amidst a large collection of other Deer Creek cheeses including Vat 17, The Robin, The Doe, and The Rattlesnake.Kowalski’s Markets – Minneapolis, Minnesota