SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — From global chains to your local cheese counter, one thing is for sure—Sheboygan County knows how to cheese.
Jan. 20 is set as National Cheese Lover's Day, but you won't want to wait for a national holiday to visit any of these Sheboygan County locations with the top cheeses in the area:
Gibbsville Cheese — W2663 County Road Oo, Sheboygan Falls
Gibbsville has been serving up its famous Cheddar, Colby, Montery Jack and Two-Tone Cheese since 1933. You can stop by their factory store to shop or order online and have products shipped to you from anywhere in the U.S.
- Open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fresh cheese curds every Tuesday after 2 p.m.
- Selection includes fresh cheeses, cheese spreads, string cheese, gift boxes and more
Online store at gibbsvillecheese.com. Selections include:
- Rindless cheeses
- Cheddar cheeses
- Cheese curds
- Cheese spreads
- Cubed, sliced and shredded cheeses
- Flavored processed cheeses
- Gift boxes
- Italian cheeses
- Other cheeses
- String Cheeses
Great Lakes Cheese — 2602 County Road Pp, Plymouth
Though the company is based in Hiram, Ohio, Plymouth is home to one of the four packaging plants since 1990. The factory does not offer a retail store, but Great Lakes' products can be found in most big box grocery stores.
• Natural cheese — Flavors include cheddars, Swiss, Colby, mozzarella, muenster, provolone, pepper jack, blue, feta, gorgonzola, goat, reduced fat blue and reduced fat feta
• Processed cheeses — American Deluxe, cheese food, cheese spreads and other cheese products
• Specialty cheeses — Blue veined cheeses, brie, Boursin, feta, goat, gorgonzola, grated Italian and smoked cheeses
Masters Gallery — 411 County Road Pp, Plymouth
Yet another national company based out of Sheboygan County, Masters Gallery products can also be found all over the grocery store.
Their specialties include American styles, Italian classics, specialty cheeses and processed cheeses. Take a look at their products online at mastersgalleryfoods.com.
Old World Creamery — 1606 Erie Ave., Sheboygan
Just last year, this Sheboygan favorite opened up a retail storefront as part of its factory. The retail space includes Old World's finest selections of not only cheeses but butter, cheese curds, cheese spreads, beef sticks, mustards, fruit spreads and more.
Hours: Monday through Friday — 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plymouth Cheese Counter — 133 E. Mill St., Plymouth
There's a reason the Cheese Counter's website is cheesecapitaloftheworld.com. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop, look no further. The Cheese Counter, located in historic downtown Plymouth, sells all of the top cheeses including Sargento, Sartori, Masters Gallery and more.
Additionally, the Cheese Counter serves up those fine cheeses in a well-crafted lunch menu, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a look at the menu online here.
- Monday — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday — Closed
- Wednesday through Saturday — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday — Closed
Sargento — 1 Persnickety Place, Plymouth
Sargento comes in at probably the most noteworthy brand of cheese out of Sheboygan County. The company was founded in 1953 in Plymouth and has expanded its Wisconsin facilities to Elkhart Lake, Kiel and Hilbert.
To shop Sargento, you can swing by nearly any store that sells cheeses. You can also search where to buy specific products at sargento.com.
Sartori — 107 N. Pleasant View Road, Plymouth
Sartori is another one of the global brands created by generations right here in Sheboygan County in 1939. Although you may not be able to stop by the factory to pick up the latest cheddar, you can shop their online Cheese Shop at shop.sartoricheese.com.
The shop includes selections from both Sartori Reserve and Sartori Classic. Products can also be found in many big box retail grocers as well.