Vern sampling his cheese at Basics Co-op

Vern sampling his cheese at Basics Co-op

Vern's Cheese is located about 2 hours up the road from Basics Co-op in Chilton, WI.  

Vern and Edith Knoespel started Vern's Cheese on March 1, 1964. They had one truck, rented cooler space, and ran the wholesale business out of their home.

In 1967 they purchased a small warehouse in rural Chilton.  A production/cutting room was added in 1992 that allowed them to buy cheese in bulk and package it down into smaller sizes.  Today, the company remains a multi-generational family business.

With four small children, Vern and Edith would pack up the family car and deliver orders to customers. During the Christmas season, gift boxes would be displayed and sold from their front porch.  Today, Basics Co-op is shipping Vern's cheese nationwide in our Cheese Gift Boxes!  

Our cheese department is stocked with a wide assortment of Vern's cheeses you’ll love, including Cheddar, Swiss, Co-Jack, Pepper Jack and more!  Come try them out! 

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