Family owned and operated farmstead creamery, Uplands Cheese is located in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Andy Hatch, Scott Mericka, and their two families are responsible for the handcrafted cheeses from Uplands Dairy. Andy is the cheesemaker and affineur and Scott is the herd manager. Both began as apprentices at Uplands and joined together to purchase the farm and creamery from its founders, Mike Gingrich and Dan Patenaude in 2014. Uplands currently just makes two cheeses Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Rush Creek Reserve.
Pleasant Ridge Reserve is an alpine-style cheese, similar to Gruyere or Beaufort. Uplands follows the tradition of Alpage cheeses, using only milk produced when the cows are grazing on fresh pastures (May through October). The cheese is made using raw milk and is aged for 10 to 12 months. The wheels are washed several times a week to encourage the growth of certain bacteria, this in combination with the flora found in the raw milk give Pleasant Ridge Reserve its unique aromas and flavor profile. The wheel just received is tasting great! It is toothsome with a touch of crystallization with notes of melted butter and fresh grass. Come down to the shop and try some of this deliciously snackable cheese!
Rosé Wine Tasting
Hosted by Tim Rippa of Petit Monde Wine Merchant
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
It’s slowly but surely getting warmer and warmer outside. The flowers are blooming and there’s rosé that needs drinking. Tim Rippa of Petit Monde will be bringing a selection of four different rosés from throughout France to help us enjoy the upcoming sunny weather. We hope you can join us between 5:30 and 7:30 pm. As always, the tasting is complimentary.