Taste the Goodness Michigan Has to Offer

Welcome to the official site of the Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative. Our cooperative was formed to provide an organization through which Michigan cheese makers can promote and support this craft culminating in a sustainable and viable enterprise. We take pride in producing all natural, hand made Artisan and Farmstead cheeses.

We’re excited about the future of Michigan Cheese Makers. Not only are we supporting the local agricultural economies in the state, we are adding value to farm crops and keeping a bigger share of profits in local communities. Local cheese is truly a delicacy – artisan cheeses have more complex flavors, textural characteristics and varieties that you won’t find with most processed cheeses.

With nationally recognized award winning Artisan and Farmstead cheese makers, the cooperative is poised to follow in the footsteps of Michigan’s wine industry by stressing quality, sustainability and care of our natural resources. We invite you to learn more about our craft, where you can find Michigan cheese and meet our cheese makers. We are Great Lakes, Great Cheese.

American Cheese Gets an Artisanal Makeover

More American-made fine cheese are hitting the shelves.

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NotYourGrandmothersAmericanCheese

New Michigan Cheese Producer Data

As February 2012, and recorded by MDA, there are 31 cheese producers (recorded) in Michigan, 9 goat cheese producers, 22 cows milk cheese producers, 1 sheep milk cheese producer. 4 raw milk cheese producers.

Mario Batali Loves The Leelanau Cheese Company’s Raclette.

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http://www.bonappetit.com/blogsandforums/blogs/badaily/2011/07/mario-batali-travel-michigan.html

The Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative is featured in the Detroit Free Press – are we poised to beat Wisconsin in production of artisanal cheese?

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