USA – Farmhouse Cheeses from Wisconsin
Episode 6, from Season 4
Wisconsin, in the upper Midwest, is famous for its ‘cheese heads’. It proudly declares itself America’s Dairyland because it produces more cheese than any other state in the USA. But since the 1950s, most of the original traditional cheeses have been replaced by bland and predictable mass-produced Swiss and Cheddar. Will seeks out several new, exciting farmstead cheese producers, including Uplands Cheese Company, and then meets Willi Lehner at Bleu Mont Dairy to see how he ripens cheese in an underground cave. Finally, he heads for the hills to look at Hidden Springs Creamery, where a new organic ewe's milk cheese is made with the help of local Amish farmers.