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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.

Marieke Gouda

Miles to Market - 241

If the closest you’ll get to Holland is a slice of Gouda on a cracker, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more authentic cheese than Marieke Gouda. Take a bite of one of Marieke Penterman’s award-winning Goudas and find yourself transported to the Dutch countryside. It’s that good. 

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New Century Farm

Miles to Market - 140
New Century Farm

Dean Dickel didn't set out to be an egg farmer. Years ago, he was growing conventional grains in Iowa, when something funny started to happen. He and his family started feeling poorly. A lot of farmers would shrug it off. Not Dean. He wondered if the chemicals he used might be making his family sick. That’s when Dean stopped using toxic pesticides and fertilizers and made a commitment to use organic practices.

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Sugar River Dairy

Miles to Market - 104

The idea for Sugar River Dairy came to Ron Paris after attending a dairy conference in 1999. He lived in an area of the state with a rich dairy history, but he couldn’t think of anyone who was making yogurt. So he decided he would. 

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