Fittingly, the Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative (WSDC) was born in the lush and green land fondly known as America's Dairyland. The Midwestern sheep dairy industry dates back to the 1980s, and the WSDC has since grown to comprise 15 farms. Each of these farms boasts fluffy flocks of up to 400 ewes.

While the mission of the WSDC is "to enhance the quality of life for co-op member families by sustainably producing and marketing premium sheep dairy products," the co-op hopes that by conducting their business with "respect, integrity, and sincere consideration for [their] members and their families, [their] customers and suppliers, [their] communities, [their] animals, and [their] land" they will "establish industry standards for promoting highly-valued sheep dairy products."

Rich and nutty with a slightly dry but fabulously firm texture, Dante is delicious grated over steamy pasta or cold salads.

Farm / Company: Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Coop

Cheesemaker: Dane Huebner

Proprietor: Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative


City, State: Spooner, WI

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Sheep

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Poly edible

Texture: Firm

Aging: 6 months

Size(s): 8 pound wheel