LaClare Family Creamery: From Two Goats to Award-Winning Cheese

MALONE – Where do happy milk goats come from? Where else but Wisconsin, which leads the nation in the number of dairy goats with about 76,000 in the state, Clara Hedrich told a group of about 50 high school students as they toured LaClare Family Creamery on April 6, during the Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) of Wisconsin Youth Leadership Derby. 

Hedrich calls the area around LaClare Creamery “the mecca of the dairy goat world in the United States,” with several farms in a “little circle” containing thousands of dairy goats. 

Hedrich is the “Clare” part of LaClare Family Creamery, which she and her husband Larry began on a hobby farm in 1978 with two goats, a flock of chickens and two peacocks.

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