Welcome to Uplands Cheese

Our dairy farm sits up on top of Pleasant Ridge, in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin. We milk our cows seasonally, in time with the pastures, and make two traditional, farmstead cheeses:

Pleasant Ridge Reserve, made in the summer months, while the cows eat fresh pasture

Rush Creek Reserve, made in the fall, when their diet changes to hay.

 

Pleasant Ridge Reserve

Pleasant Ridge Reserve

Pleasant Ridge is an alpine-style cheese made with summer, grass-fed milk and aged on our farm for up to two years. It's our interpretation of traditional, Alpage cheeses like Beaufort and Gruyere L'Etivaz.

Rush Creek Reserve

Rush Creek Reserve

Rush Creek Reserve, available only in the late fall, is a soft ripened cheese wrapped in a strip of spruce bark.

Our Cows

Our Cows

The character of our cheese starts a long time before milk hits the vat - with decades of selective crossbreeding in our closed herd.

Our Farm

Our Farm

Our 300-acre farm is laid out in series of small pastures, through which we rotationally graze our herd of cows, giving them fresh grass each day.

About Us

About Us

Together, our two families - Scott & Liana Mericka, and Andy & Caitlin Hatch - own and run our farm and creamery.