Mississippi Market’s cheese selection contains an array of local, artisan, and European varieties from producers throughout the Midwest and across the world. We offer a wide selection of aged and fresh cheeses, including many cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and sheep’s milk varieties.
Marieke Gouda – Handcrafted Goudas
Marieke Gouda, located in in Thorp, Wisc., is a co-op fave. This award-winning, family-run dairy offers a wide selection of signature aged and flavored Goudas made with an authentic Dutch recipe brought here by farmer Marieke Penterman. Wife and husband duo Marieke and Rolf’s cheese offerings are handcrafted with passion and rotate based on availability and seasonality. You’ll find Marieke’s Young Gouda consistently available year-round at the co-op. Marieke’s flavorful truffle and cumin Goudas are currently available for sale as well – highly recommended!
Shepherd’s Way Farm – Artisan Sheep Milk Cheese
Shepherd’s Way is a local artisan cheese purveyor from Minnesota who offers a delicious selection of seasonal cheeses. Family-owned and operated in Nerstrand, Minn., Shepherd’s Way is a founding member of the Wisconsin Dairy Sheep Cooperative, a business that has paved the way for other local dairy shepherds. Shepherd’s Way Big Wood’s Blue, named after Big Woods State Park near Northfield, is one of their best-selling cheeses, and can be found at the co-op year-round. This full-flavored sheep’s milk blends spicy notes of a blue with the creaminess of a sheep’s milk for a truly complex flavor. Pairs nicely with crusty wholegrain breads, roasted root vegetables, and rich Port wines.
Deer Creek – Award-Winning Cheeses
Deer Creek cheese is a Wisconsin treasure. They offer a bounty of different award-winning cheeses in a range of styles, ranging from classic Colby to aged cheddar to unique flavored varieties such as The Rattlesnake – a medium aged cheddar infused with premium gold tequila and habanero peppers. You can consistently find a broad selection of Deer Creek cheeses at the co-op, including The Rattlesnake, The Robin (Colby), The Stag (bold cheddar), The Fawn (mellow cheddar), and The Blue Jay (juniper berry infused blue).