LaClare Family Creamery was founded in 1978 with a foundation that is rooted in artistry, family values and hard work.
In the late 70’s, eager to return to their rural roots, Larry and Clara Hedrich bought a “hobby farm” in the heart of America’s Dairyland.
Along with their homestead, they inherited two goats, a dozen or so chickens and pair of peacocks. Little did they realize, the goats would soon become the focal point of the lives of their growing family. Hence, the founding of what would become LaClare Farms, appropriately named after founders Larry and Clara.
Today, LaClare Family Creamery has positioned itself as a 100% domestically produced goat cheese manufacturer. All our products, including our fresh goat cheese, are made with our local Wisconsin milk supply. This direct supply lets us set the standard for goat milk dairy products with a full line of award-winning specialty cheeses
and fresh fluid goat milk.
A Hobby Turned Obsession
Their five children recall how every family vacation included visiting several goat farms around the country. In their quest to learn from the best, they even traveled to Europe; where the dairy goat industry is far more advanced. Needless to say, the “hobby” had turned into a life-long obsession.
Encouraged by the growing demand for farm-fresh, better-for-you foods, the Hedrich family set out to build on the superior nutritional qualities of goat milk. They began to offer a full line of fresher, better-tasting, dairy goat products.