The documentary takes a look at both ancient techniques and new technologies behind some of the world’s most popular cheeses as they visit several of the state’s cheesemakers.
“The main reason for including Wisconsin in the show is the great diversity in specialty cheeses that are made here, from Gruyere and Blue cheese to Cheddar and Mozzarella,” says Anthony Lacques, Modern Marvels Producer. “It’s also the tradition that Wisconsin has; everyone knows what they’re doing and can speak articulately about cheese.”
The Modern Marvels production crew spent several days in Wisconsin visiting Chalet Cheese Cooperative and Roth Käse USA in Monroe, the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research in Madison, Alto Dairy in Waupun and Winona Foods in Green Bay.
Alto Dairy was selected as one of the feature operations because of our time-honored traditions, experienced employees, and state of the art facilities. “Alto prides itself on tradition and consistent natural products. We are excited to show America how we make cheese.” said Rich Scheuerman, Alto’s President and CEO. “It is an honor for us to be on a national television show and represent America’s Dairyland,”
Two of Alto’s master cheese makers, Kurt Heitmann and Ken DeMaa as well as our Whey Division Manager, Joel Denk, were also interviewed to be featured on the show.