Penteman's • Thorp, WI
Immigrants of the Netherlands, Rolf emigrated before Marieke and started a 350 cow dairy farm in Thorp, WI in May 2002. Once Marieke joined Rolf she stared researching how to start her own business and also missed the cheese from home. At this point she decided to get her Wisconsin Cheesemaking License. Just four months after, Marieke crafted her first batch of Gouda. She won a gold award at the US Champion Cheese Contest in 2007, dozens of awards have followed including the United States Grand Champion in 2013.