Klondike Cheese Co.

W7839 Hwy 81
Monroe, WI 53566
The Buholzer family of Klondike Cheese Co. has been making cheese in Wisconsin for four generations. Since the late 1800s, they have been creating award-winning feta, muenster, brick, and havarti cheeses in the rolling hills of Green County. Now, with six Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers on staff, Klondike continues to blend their expertise and creativity to craft many styles of specialty cheeses, and we love them all. Here’s a pro tip from us: Give Klondike's Odyssey feta a try. It is nationally recognized, and a constant award winner, for a reason!


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Master Cheesemakers At Klondike Cheese Co.

Ron Buholzer
Ron Buholzer
Look no further than the Buholzer family to see true dedication to quality; they’ve run the Klondike Cheese Company for four generations. As one of four Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers in the family, Ron holds certifications for feta and brick cheese. The state’s reputation for excellence pushes Ron and everyone at Klondike to continue making award-winning cheese.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Brick, Feta
Steve Buholzer
Steve Buholzer
Steve has long been a student of cheesemaking. From growing up in the family-owned Klondike Cheese Company, to studying artisan cheesemaking at the UW Center for Dairy Research, he’s dedicated his career to making the highest-quality products. Steve has been a Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® since 1999, certified in feta and muenster.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Feta, Muenster
Dave Buholzer
Dave Buholzer
Along with his brothers, Dave was raised in the Klondike Cheese Company. It was only natural that they’d all have the commitment takes to earn Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® status. Dave took on certifications in feta and muenster, creating some of the finest varieties the state has to offer.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Feta, Muenster
Adam Buholzer
Adam Buholzer
The distinction of “Master” seems to be in the DNA of the Buholzer family. Adam is the latest addition to the Buholzer Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker lineage at Klondike Cheese Company, and is the state’s first second-generation Master. For the Buholzers, nothing less than the best will do. Adam holds certifications in both feta and havarti.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Feta, Havarti
Ron Bechtolt
Ron Bechtolt
Two decades ago, Ron found his passion. He made his first batch of cheese at Klondike Cheese Company and has stayed there ever since, continuing to improve his craft. One of seven Masters now at Klondike, Ron has graduated with the class 2018, and is certified in havarti and muenster.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Havarti, Muenster
Matt Erdley
Matt Erdley
It wasn’t until he met his wife, Melissa, that Matt Erdley found his calling as a cheesemaker. Melissa is part of the four-generation family business at Klondike Cheese, and played an integral role in helping Matt leave his job as a Mechanical Engineer. After nearly 20 years at Klondike, Matt has received certifications in muenster and brick cheese, and is proud to follow in his mentors’ footsteps.
Master Cheesemaker Certified in: Brick, Muenster



Descriptors: Mild
Forms: Loaf
Descriptors: Black Pepper; Cranberry; Custom Blends; Fat Free; Low Fat; Mediterranean; Mediterranean Herb; Organic; Part Skim; Peppercorn; Plain; rBGH Free; Reduced Fat; Tomato Basil
Forms: Block, Other; Bulk; Crumbled; Cup; Loaf; Pail; Retail Cuts; Tub
Descriptors: Dill; Plain
Forms: Loaf
Descriptors: Colored Rind; Pasteurized; Uncolored Rind
Forms: Loaf; Round
Spreadable Cheese
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Forms: Spread

Fluid Products:

Yogurt (not frozen)
Low Fat
Descriptors: 45 lb. pails5.3 oz. containersPlainBlueberryVanillaStrawberry24 oz. containers4 lb. containers55 gallon drum
Descriptors: 11 lb. PailWhole55 gallon drum2%24 oz. containersTotesFat Free5.3 oz. containers
Fat Free/Non-Fat
Descriptors: StrawberryPeachPomegranate AcaiBlueberry4 oz. cupsMangoVanillaBlack Cherry5.3 oz. containersPlainRaspberry
Descriptors: 32 oz. containers55 gallon containers4 lb. containers16 oz. containers5 lb. containers
rBGH Free
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Whole Milk Yogurt
Descriptors: Plain
Greek-Style Yogurt
Descriptors: Blueberry24 oz. containersVanillaWholeRaspberry5.3 oz. containersMangoPlainStrawberryBlack CherryPomegranate AcaiPeach
Sour Cream
rBGH Free
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Descriptors: 12 oz. containers
Greek-Style Yogurt
Descriptors: No Descriptor Specified
Dairy Dips
Greek-Style Yogurt
Descriptors: Red & Green Bell PepperFrench OnionSouthwestCucumber Garlic


  • Conversion/Cut & Wrap for OTHER companies
  • Custom Manufacturing/Packaging Capabilities
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Organic
  • Private Label

Company Contact Information

Luke Buholzer
W7839 Hwy 81
Monroe, WI 53566
Phone: 608-325-3021
Fax: 608-325-3027
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