Cheese & Dairy
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
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Saxon Homestead CreameryMiles to Market - 67
In a little less than four years, Elise Klessig-Heimerl and her family have turned the milk from their grass-fed cows into award-winning cheeses and continued a farming tradition started by Klessig-Heimerl’s German ancestors.Go to Complete Vendor Profile
Cesar's CheeseMiles to Market - 80
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.Go to Complete Vendor Profile
Yuppie Hill PoultryMiles to Market - 42
It all started with a couple of hens. Lynn Lein’s children brought them home and the family built a fancy coop for the hens. It was finished inside and had curtains, so it would look nice. Lein’s children are now grown and Yuppie Hill Poultry, her farm in rural Walworth County, continues to grow.Go to Complete Vendor Profile