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Weyauwega Star Dairy, Inc.

113 W. Wisconsin St.
Weyauwega, WI 54983
920-867-2870
Wisconsin has an impressive Guinness Book of World Records claim to fame. In 1995, Jim Knaus, President of Weyauwega Star Dairy, made the World Records for making the longest string cheese in the world (1.5 miles long). Strong men and women had to carry it through the town on their shoulders! Jim is clearly passionate about cheese making, and we can tell his passion also includes a great sense of fun. You'll find Jim and the rest of Star Dairy in the tiny central Wisconsin town of Weyauwega, Wisconsin, where the company has been operated by the Knaus Family since 1975. They are artisan cheesemakers specializing in handcrafted Italian cheese such as parmesan, asiago, and romano. Jim was born into cheesemaking. He literally grew up in a cheese vat. His parents put him there so they could watch him while they worked.
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Weyauwega Star Dairy
109 N. Mill St.
Weyauwega, WI 54983
920-867-2870

Master Cheesemakers At Weyauwega Star Dairy, Inc.


Gerard Knaus
Gerard Knaus
Cheese is a big part of life for the Knaus family. They’ve owned and operated Weyauwega Star Dairy for more than 30 years, making Gerard a fourth-generation cheesemaker. He earned Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® status in 2012 for feta and parmesan, the first at the company to do so. Since then, he’s added more variety to his resume, receiving certifications for brick and Colby.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Brick, Colby, Feta, Parmesan
 

Products


Cheeses:

American (Pasteurized Processed)
Descriptors: American
Forms: Slices
Asiago
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: Grated; Shredded; Wedge
Baby Swiss
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: No Form Specified
Blue
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: No Form Specified
Brick
Descriptors: Aged Brick
Forms: No Form Specified
Cheddar
Descriptors: Aged 1 to 3 Years; Aged 2 to 4 Months; Aged 3 to 5 Years; Aged 4 to 6 Months; Aged 6 Months to 1 Year; Aged over 5 Years; Cajun; Curds; Extra Sharp; Garlic & Dill; Jalapeno; Medium; Mild; Reduced Fat; Reduced Sodium; Sharp; Smoked; White; Yellow
Forms: Block, Other; Curds; Shredded
Cheese Blends (excl. Colby-Monterey Jack)
Descriptors: Cheddar & Monterey Jack; Cheddar/Mozzarella
Forms: Shredded
Cheese Curds
Descriptors: Cajun; Cheddar; Curds; Garlic & Dill; Two-Tone Curds; White; Yellow
Forms: Curds
Colby
Descriptors: Caraway; Medium; Mild; Salami
Forms: Block, Other; Longhorn
Colby-Monterey Jack
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: Block, Other
Cold Pack
Descriptors: Bacon; Horseradish; Port Wine; Sharp Cheddar; Swiss Almond
Forms: Cup
Farmer's
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: No Form Specified
Feta
Descriptors: Garlic & Herb; Low Fat; Plain; Tomato Basil
Forms: Block, Other; Crumbled
Fontina
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: Shredded; Wedge
Gournay
Descriptors: French Onion; Garlic & Herb; Jalapeno
Forms: Cup; Spread
Havarti
Descriptors: Dill; Plain
Forms: No Form Specified
Lacy Swiss
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: No Form Specified
Limburger
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: No Form Specified
Monterey Jack
Descriptors: Caraway; Chives; Cranberry; Dill; Habanero; Horseradish; Hot Pepper; Jalapeno; Pepper Jack; Plain; Reduced Fat; Reduced Sodium; Salsa; Tomato
Forms: Block, Other; Shredded
Mozzarella
Descriptors: Plain; Smoked
Forms: Block, Other; Shredded
Muenster
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: No Form Specified
Parmesan
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: Grated; Shaved; Shredded; Wedge
Provolone
Descriptors: Aged 6 Months to 1 Year; Plain; Smoked
Forms: Giganti; Half Moon; Round
Romano
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: Grated; Shredded; Wedge
String
Descriptors: Plain; Smoked
Forms: String
Swiss
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: No Form Specified

Company Contact Information


Terri Knaus
113 W. Wisconsin St.
PO Box 658
Weyauwega, WI 54983
Phone: 920-867-2870
Fax: 920-867-3325
Email: info@wegastardairy.com
Contact for:
Marketing/Sales
General Contact

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