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Generations of dedication

You may choose Fancy Brand cheese for its impeccable quality and fantastic flavor, but did you know you’re also serving a taste of Wisconsin with every bite?

Founded in 1896, Burnett Dairy Cooperative is one of the only remaining full-service agricultural cooperatives producing cheese. Generations of dedicated farm families have built our legacy. Today we are owned by nearly 200 dedicated farmers from a 60-mile radius around Grantsburg, Wisconsin, who provide farm fresh milk for the making of the finest cheeses. Our farmers work closely with our agronomists, feed quality managers, animal nutritionists and large animal veterinarians as we believe really great cheese comes from managing everything – from soil, to feed, to cow health, to milk and cheese quality.