Flavorful Cheese For Nearly A Century

TOWN OF SCHLESWIG Ann Meyer couldn’t resist buying a half-pound bag of warm
cheddar curds last Monday morning.

“Hopefully, we won’t snack too much on the way home,” said the New Holstein

She wasn’t talking about the squeaky bite-size cheese chunks but the mini-bricks
of pepper jack, Colby, and medium and extra sharp cheddar Meyer purchased at
Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese, 20101 Point Creek Road, for a First Communion party
in April.

Another satisfied customer for the business founded in 1914 and one of just a
few cheese producers left in Manitowoc County.

Otto and Norma Henning didn’t sell “Mango Fire” or “Habanero Jack” or “Chipotle
Cheddar” nearly a century ago. But third-generation owners Kerry Henning, a
master cheesemaker, his brother, Kert, and sister, Kay Henning Schmitz, now sell
dozens of varieties to retail customers and about 200 grocery and specialty
stores nationwide.

Photo Caption: From left, Kert Henning, Kay Henning Schmitz and Kerry Henning
are shown in the museum portion of Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese in rural Manitowoc
County. They are the third generation in the business that will celebrate its
100th anniversary in 2014.

Photo Credit: Sue Pischke/HTR

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