|Farm Name||Cedar Grove Cheese|
Cedar Grove Cheese is the quintessential small, family-owned cheese plant in Wisconsin. Once commonly dotting the countryside, in almost every rural community, Cedar Grove is now more like a living museum today. Their dedication to making high-quality specialty cheeses, and concentrating on organics, has allowed them to remain in business, a real asset to their community.
Half of their milk comes from smaller family-scale farmers ("patrons") who ship exclusively to Cedar Grove, the other half they purchase from farmer-owned cooperatives, also dominated by smaller farms.
|Ownership Structure||80||Family business|
|Milk Supply||70||Own Patrons/One other Excellent Farm|
|Disclosure of Information for Verification||100||Full and Open Disclosure|
|Certifier farms||100||MOSA, GOA, FVO|
|Cows on pasture time/acreage provided||95||Good pasture compliance|
|Health and longevity of cows||90||Low Cull Rate|
|Replacement animals only from organic farms||100||Closed herds|
|Antibiotics used on young cattle||100||Never|
|Reproductive hormones used||50||Not to our knowledge|
|Farm support oversight||90||All dairies visited regularly by staff|
|Outside dairy ingredients purchased||100||None|
FOUR COWS (excellent)