Cheese and Butter
Award-winning Cheesemaker and Buttermaker Al Bekkum and his family live on the Bekkum Farmstead owned and operated by their family since immigration from Norway in 1917. The farm is located among other Norwegian settlers in Westby, Wisconsin within Vernon County's lush, green hills and valleys known as the Coulee Region. This un-glaciated land is recognized for its fertile soil and exceptional grazing land making their cheese and butter second to none. Bekkum family members are not only involved in daily farming but also in cheese making.
Nordic Creamery is making some of Wisconsin's finest gourmet, artisan cheese and butter. We don't mass produce our cheese; we make small handcrafted batches of our cheese in Southwestern Wisconsin's "Driftless" Coulee Region. Our stock is grass feed in open pastures during the summer and feed a mostly grass hay diet during the winter. We don’t need to add chemicals to our cheese or butter, our secret ingredient is freshness!