I'm originally from Fredonia, near Cedarburg, home to The Cheesemaker. Grandparents were dairy farmers and I spent most of my youth working at their farm. I now live in North Carolina, and have access to farm fresh milk.
I went to school in La Crosse, but have spent a lot of time in Northern WI, mostly Rice Lake, Hayward, Tomahawk and Door County. I still go to WI for vacation every summer. Hobbies are, besides cheesemaking, brewing, wine, mead, and champagne, yogurt, kraut, kimchi, pretty much anything that can be fermented, beekeeping, flower and veggie gardening. I get 2 to 4 gallons of milk per month, and make cheese from each 2 gallon lot. Currently have cambozola, romano, havarti, gruyere, cheddar, and montasio either to eat or aging.