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Celebrating the Dairy State at Outpost

Wisconsin is America’s dairyland and Outpost celebrates that rich heritage with a broad selection of award-winning cheeses from the state’s top artisanal cheesemakers, along with rBGH-free dairy and eggs from humanely raised chickens. We’re proud to help support our state’s strong family farm tradition. Look for the Local/regional labels.

 

Why do we think rBGH-free dairy products are so important?

Milk from rBGH-treated cows contains higher levels of Insulin Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), a hormone considered to be a high risk factor for breast, prostate, colon, lung, and other cancers. Cows given rBGH also experience higher rates of mastitis, a painful udder infection. These cows are treated with antibiotics, which ultimately end up in the milk they produce, and facilitate the creation of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which poses a health issue for humans. Using rBGH has also been linked to an increased incidence of birth disorders in calves. Since the introduction of rBGH injections in the dairy industry, the number of calves born with birth defects to dairy cows has increased significantly. Other side effects of rBGH in dairy cows include hoof problems, increased pus in milk, heat stress, and gastrointestinal problems. Who needs it? Not us.

Local Farmers and Vendors we Love

Click a vendor profile below to learn more about the folks we trust.

Red Barn Family Farms

Miles to Market - 116

Terry Homan didn’t accept what the industry thought of the small, family dairy farm. In the industry’s words, these farms were “terminal,” not viable for the future.

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Sassy Cow Creamery

Miles to Market - 80

James Baerwolf and his brother, Rob, learned the dairying business growing up on the dairy farm their parents operated north of Madison. The brothers are farming land their grandfather started farming in the mid-1940s

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Cesar's Cheese

Miles to Market - 80
Cesar's Cheese

Growing up in Mexico, Cesar Luis learned to make cheese by watching his grandmother. She had a few cows and used the milk to make very small batches of cheese. She taught Cesar everything. 

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