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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Crystal Ball FarmsMiles to Market - 331
Troy DeRosier grew up on a dairy farm. Farming’s all he ever wanted to do. Troy and his wife, Barbara, run Crystal Ball Farms in Osceola, a small village on the banks of the St. Croix River in northwestern Wisconsin. Troy’s family had never really used chemicals for farming to begin with, so making the switch to becoming a completely organic dairy made perfect sense.Go to Complete Vendor Profile
Organic ValleyMiles to Market - 175
It began in the late 1980s, when a small group of farmers in southwest Wisconsin came up with an idea to create a cooperative and confront that decade’s farm crisis head on.Go to Complete Vendor Profile
Sassy Cow CreameryMiles 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.Go to Complete Vendor Profile