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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

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Pasture Pride Cheese

Miles to Market - 184

Growing up in tiny RockbridgeWis., Kevin Everhart lived above a cheese factory. Everhart’s dad, Frank, managed the factory in the tiny town north of Richland Center. So, it seemed natural for Kevin to get into the cheese business, just like his dad.

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Kalona SuperNatural

Miles to Market - 288

There’s something special about Kalona SuperNatural dairy products. The name says it all. These dairy products are as close to their natural state as possible.

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Hidden Springs Creamery

Miles to Market - 179

It’s humid inside Brenda Jensen’s cheese room. Outside it’s cold, February cold, but inside it’s warm and wet. It’s a cheese making day at Hidden Springs Creamery. The sheep have been milked, but that’s just the beginning.

Once the whey has separated from the curd, Brenda reaches into the separating tank. She cuts a large block of curd, between 20 and 30 pounds, and heaves it onto a stainless steel table. Then she cuts it and parcels out smaller chunks into round, 4-pound plastic molds. She does this again and again, until the curd has been used up.

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