The Eau Galle Cheese Factory earned a 1st place for their aged Asiago cheese at the 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest held in Milwaukee. Eau Galle Cheese Asiago earned a 99.5 points out of a possible 100 points to be chosen as Best of Class on March 17, 2015. There were over 1,850 participants from across the country that competed in the various categories of the contest. This award comes after Eau Galle Cheese’s 2013 1st place win for their Parmesan chees at this biannual U.S. Champion ship Cheese Contest.
Eau Galle Cheese Factory produces over 9 million pounds of cheese annually. It was founded in 1945 in the tiny village of Eau Galle by Leo Buhlman. In the mid-eighties, the factory was moved to its current location just four miles northwest of Durand on Highway 25. A retail store is on sight of the factory which showcases their award winning cheeses as well at other Wisconsin produces chesses and many other gifts, clothing, shoes, jewelry, home décor and souvenir items.