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Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery

Ellsworth PO Box 610
232 N. Wallace St.
Ellsworth, WI 54011
+1 (608) 422 1118
www.ellsworthcheese.com

Contact: Allen Hendricks
allenh@eccreamery.net


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Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, located in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, is known as the Cheese Curd Capital. Their cooperative is 350 dairy farm families strong, and these farm families are more than the producers of their milk, they're the owners of the organization and have a deep and profound interest in its success and producing products of the highest quality.

The Ellsworth Cooperative consists of two production facilities. The one in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, specializes solely in the production of their world-famous All-Natural White Cheddar Cheese Curds and All-Natural Cheddar Cheese Curd Crumbles. They accept only farmer-certified rBST-free milk from which they produce about 160,000 pounds of 100% All-Natural Premium Cheddar Cheese Curds daily. The facility in Comstock, Wisconsin, manufacturers over 80 varieties of small-batch artisan cheeses, including their award-winning Red Rind Muenster, Wisconsin Brick, and Hot Pepper Jack varieties.

Meet the Cheesemaker

Joe HinesJoe Hines, Senior Specialist, has been with Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery for over 50 years. Joe started with the Creamery back in 1966 at the age of 18. Since first joining the Creamery, Joe has worked his way through the ranks, eventually earning his cheesemaker's license and becoming Cheese Superintendent, a role he held for 20 years before transitioning into his current role. "It's been a pleasure working with the CEOs over the years, the office staff and all the employees, and the farmers," says Joe. "They are my bread and butter and without them, I wouldn't be where I am today."

Discover Ellsworth's Specialty Cheeses

Natural White Cheddar Cheese Curds

Natural White Cheddar Cheese CurdsFrom the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin, Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery Natural White Cheddar Cheese Curds taste like no other because they are crafted with only rBST free milk from our 450 family farms throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Ellsworth has a unique packaging process, which produces the freshest tasting curds. The oxygen is taken out of the bags, yet the cheese remains loosely packaged. The longer the cheese remains inside the sealed/unopened package, the more enriched the cheddar flavor becomes. The health-conscious consumer will appreciate they are crafted using the highest quality farm-certified rBST-free milk. They are also high in calcium and protein, contain no added sugars, no carbs, zero trans fats, and are gluten-free.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight

award

  • 2015 - First, National Milk Producer Federation
  • 2014 - First, National Milk Producer Federation
  • 2013 - Winner, National Milk Producer Federation
  • 2012 - Winner, National Milk Producer Federation
  • 2011 - Winner, National Milk Producer Federation

Cajun Cheddar Cheese Curds

CajunAnother delicious cheese curd selection from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. This variety is made with cajun flavors. As with all of their cheese curd varieties, Ellsworth's unique packaging process produces the freshest tasting curds, and they are crafted using the highest quality farm-certified rBST-free milk. They are also high in calcium and protein, contain no added sugars, no carbs, zero trans fats, and are gluten-free.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight

award

  • 2016 - Third, National Milk Producer Federation
  • 2015 - Third, National Milk Producer Federation
  • 2014 - Third, National Milk Producer Federation

Garlic Cheddar Cheese Curds

Garlic Cheddar Cheese CurdsAnother delicious cheese curd selection from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. This variety is made with garlic flavors. As with all of their cheese curd varieties, Ellsworth's unique packaging process produces the freshest tasting curds, and they are crafted using the highest quality farm-certified rBST-free milk. They are also high in calcium and protein, contain no added sugars, no carbs, zero trans fats, and are gluten-free.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight

award

  • 2016 - Second, National Milk Producer Federation

Ranch Cheddar Cheese Curds

Ranch Cheddar Cheese CurdsAnother delicious cheese curd selection from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. This variety is made with ranch flavors. As with all of their cheese curd varieties, Ellsworth's unique packaging process produces the freshest tasting curds, and they are crafted using the highest quality farm-certified rBST-free milk. They are also high in calcium and protein, contain no added sugars, no carbs, zero trans fats, and are gluten-free.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight

award

  • 2014 - Second, National Milk Producer Federation

Taco Cheddar Cheese Curds

Taco Cheddar Cheese CurdsAnother delicious cheese curd selection from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. This variety is made with taco flavors. As with all of their cheese curd varieties, Ellsworth's unique packaging process produces the freshest tasting curds, and they are crafted using the highest quality farm-certified rBST-free milk. They are also high in calcium and protein, contain no added sugars, no carbs, zero trans fats, and are gluten-free.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight

award

  • 2015 - Second, National Milk Producer Federation

Hot Buffalo Cheddar Cheese Curds

Hot Buffalo Cheddar Cheese CurdsAnother delicious cheese curd selection from Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery, the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. This variety is made with buffalo flavors. As with all of their cheese curd varieties, Ellsworth's unique packaging process produces the freshest tasting curds, and they are crafted using the highest quality farm-certified rBST-free milk. They are also high in calcium and protein, contain no added sugars, no carbs, zero trans fats, and are gluten-free.

Shelf Life: 18 months

Raw Milk Cheese: No Cut: Vacuum-packed retail; exact weight