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Our Story

 
Distinctly delicious goat cheese.

At LaClare Creamery, everything is about pursuing perfection in flavor and quality to produce distinctly delicious goat cheese.

Our world-class cheese blends our passion for Wisconsin cheesemaking traditions with unmatched attention to detail. We are dedicated to clean taste and extraordinary flavor, with freshness at our core. Whether it’s the creamy canvas of our chevre infused with unique flavors or our robust hard cheeses, you’ll taste our commitment immediately.

It all begins with our milk. LaClare is one of the only 100%-domestically produced goat cheese brands in the country; we source milk exclusively from dairies within 15 miles of our creamery, reducing miles traveled and less CO2 emissions. The animals’ balanced diet of grains and forage yields only the finest milk. With quick and careful handling between our farms and creamery, this high-quality milk allows our cheeses’ signature clean flavor and freshness to flourish.

With respect to sustainability, transparency, and tradition, our innovative cheesemakers create unrivaled cheese to please palates with clean, fresh flavor profiles that cannot be imitated.

Whether it’s dinner time or anytime… Why Eat Average?

A Hobby Turned Obsession

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 Creamery, appropriately named after founders Larry and Clara.