Frequently Asked Questions

What cheeses do you make at Union Star Cheese Factory?

Union Star produces our own fine cheeses including:

  • Cheddar cheese and cheese curds on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Mozzarella string cheese – Tuesdays

​Cheese making at Willow Creek – Wednesdays

  • Feta
  • St Jeanne
  • Colby
  • Flavored Muensters (black olive, curds in a cloud, dill, garlic & dill, habanero, hickory nut, jalapeño, walnut, and vegetable)

How can I become a cheesemaker?

A person takes a one-week course in cheesemaking. This is held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. You will learn about testing and grading of milk, analysis of cheese for composition and judging of actual samples of cheese. A person continues for 12 months as an apprentice under a licensed cheesemaker. Finally, you must pass a State written examination.

We invite you to visit our factory, take a tour, and taste some of the finest cheeses anywhere!

When do you make cheese?

At Union Star Cheese we make cheese 5 days a week, starting at 4:00am!

Online Sales Notice

We regret to inform our customers that Union Star Cheese will not be doing mail orders / online sales for the foreseeable future.  Due to the combination of staff shortage, the increase in shipping charges and the Supreme Court ruling effecting sales tax.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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