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“Yummy curds”

Clock Shadow Creamery
Ranked #2 of 39 Shopping in Milwaukee
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Clock Shadow Creamery is Milwaukee's first and only cheese factory! We were founded in 2012 and are one of a few urban creameries in the country. We specialize in crafting fresh cheeses. Cheddar cheese curds made every Wednesday and Friday, goat curds, quark, chevre, and ricotta cheese are some of our customer favorites! Fresh goat cheeses are seasonally available. We also produce a variety of hard cheeses. These include our Sadie: Goat Cheddar, Capriko: Goat and Cow Milk Blend, Colby, Monterey Jack, and Cheddar cheeses with several flavors and ages. Martha's Pimento Cheeses, La Belle varieties, and Bon Bree Brick varieties are also made at our environmentally sustainable facility in the Walker's Point neighborhood. Clock Shadow Creamery is a pioneering urban cheese factory committed to being a model local venture. Our goal is to produce and provide our customers with amazingly fresh, local cheese. Our mission is simple; our cheese factory will tread softly on the local environment, provide opportunities to learn the craft of cheese making, educate the public on the nutrient value of fresh dairy products, and connect local farmers choices, with the values of our customers. While it is the first urban cheese factory in Wisconsin, our cheese makers are certainly aged - with wisdom. Clock Shadow Creamery was created by the founders of Cedar Grove Cheese, one of Wisconsin's oldest cheese producers. Clock Shadow Creamery founder, Bob Wills, grew up in the Milwaukee area. In fact, his first home was on Oklahoma Avenue, just about a mile south of the creamery. The cheese factory continues to embody these founding values and embraces new relationships with our diverse community moving forward. Growing up in Milwaukee, Bob Wills learned to appreciate the ethnic diversity of his city and its many festivals and events. His youthful involvement included helping organize the Milwaukee Hunger Hikes and Earth Day cleanups of the rivers. After leaving the area for years that included stints in Washington DC and Chicago, Bob returned to Wisconsin, married the cheese maker's daughter, took over the Cedar Grove Cheese business and achieved his goal of being a Wisconsin stereotype. Living and raising children in Plain, a town of about 700, has its great advantages, but the opportunity to bring his chosen craft to the cheese desert of Milwaukee was irresistible. The Clock Shadow Creamery is a homecoming for Bob and his son has taken on many of the responsibilities of daily operations at the Milwaukee cheese factory.
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Small variety of cheeses to buy along with other wisconsin goods. A few samples offered. We bought cheese curds and they were fresh and squeaky as they should be. Easy parking on the street in front of building.
They has finished up making cheese before we arrived, so unfortunately didn't see the production in action.

Thank Andrea K
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

The only in town cheese maker, this place is friendly and interesting. Although small scale, you get to see cheese production. Make sure you try the curds (a local specialty). They come in a few varieties (goat, cow, etc). They squeak when you eat them (you have to experience it) and may not be to everyone's taste, but well worth a try.

Thank dmittleman
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stopped because my husband is a cheese maker and loves to check things out.
The day we stopped they were not making cheese but the guys working were very friendly and informative, they told us about the building and how Green it is with a rooftop garden and how the building contains reused materials. I thought that in itself was really neat. Oh yeah we did buy some cheese and it was fantastic too.

Thank ChristinaZ861
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a neat place to stop. The tour is interesting, keep in mind it isn't really a "tour", you go into a room with windows to watch the cheese making process and here about how it is done. But don't let that detour you. It is very informative and great cheese.

Thank Ryan T
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The "tour" is just an informative talk, if you're interested, you will learn a lot about making cheese. The best part of this shop is the products. You can sample the cheese and ice cream - both are high quality and delicious. A very good place to get a good variety at excellent prices.

Thank Marilyn R
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