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We want to grow--efficient equipment and an aging space will let us make new cheeses and buy more milk from WI family farms
We want to grow--efficient equipment and an aging space will let us make new cheeses and buy more milk from WI family farms
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Cheesemaking is a labor that we love. We've watched the sun rise as the milk truck arrives and we've watched the sun set as we've hooped the curd. And we know we want to do this forever.

As we begin our fourth year of production, have some awards under our belt and have been slowly expanding out of the Midwest, we have learned invaluable lessons. 

We've learned what our customers love and would like to see more of. We're seeking $25k from you, our most sincere supporters, because we need modern, efficient cheese forms, equipment and a cave to grow and add the new cheeses you've been asking for: silky, rich and mushroomy bloomy rinds, tangy, creamy fresh sheep milk cheeses and more.   

Specifically, we are looking to purchase block molds for bloomy rind cheeses (think camembert), a small machine to help us produce fresh cheese with a longer shelf-life, and we'd like to fund the construction of a small aging facility where we can age cheeses that we can't properly cure in our existing rented space.

We're excited about the future and the opportunity to share our beautifully made cheeses, created from uncommonly good milk, with more people. And we'd love you to help us--we have some great rewards that will let you share our newest creations and favorite Landmark Creamery gear. 

Risks and challenges

Making cheese is no joke--we are licensed and inspected and will continue to do our utmost best to produce the most delicious and safe cheeses we can. In addition to undergoing all legal inspections, we are completing a third party audit that will allow us to go above and beyond regulated standards for safety.

Beyond the risks inherent to making a product like cheese, our biggest challenge is finding a place to put our aging space that is affordable. We are looking at a number of options, from purchasing and leasing land to converting part of an existing structure. We will continue to look and explore alternatives until we find a site that is a good match.

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    Modern Gratitude

    Hugs, kisses and an electronic sticker for you to share on social media. We appreciate your support!

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    Dear Cheese

    Dear Cheese, what should I do with you? A set of cards with recipes and suggested pairings for our cheeses.

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    Dear Cheese plus swag

    Dear Cheese, what should I do with you? A set of cards with recipes and suggested pairings for our cheese, plus a logo sticker and temporary tattoo.

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    To Market, To Market

    Madison residents: come visit us at the Westside Community Market for .5 lb of cheese and a set of our recipe/pairing cards.

    This reward cannot be shipped (but there are lots of others that can, so read on.)

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    Cheese at Home

    If you are unable to come and visit us at our farmers market, we will ship you .5 lb of cheese and a set of our recipe/pairing cards.

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    I Heart Landmark Creamery

    Show your Landmark Creamery pride with all of our swag--our latest T-shirt, recipe/cheese pairing cards, a sticker and a temporary tattoo.

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    Cheese and Swag

    A .5 lb of a favorite cheese plus all the accessories you need to share the Landmark Creamery love: our latest t-shirt, sticker, temporary tattoo and a set of our recipe/pairing cards.

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    Wake-up, Cheesemaker Style

    With a thriving artisan cheese business and five little kids between them, the Anna's always have some strong coffee in the morning. Drink like them with ATB's favorite mug--a gorgeous 12 ounce mason jar with a leather sheath laser-etched with the Landmark Creamery logo and drinking lid, and their favorite WI coffee, a 12 ounce bag from Lodge Coffee Roasters.

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    Cheese Pairing Party: Madison Edition

    Gets you an afternoon at the Robin Room with Landmark Creamery and owner Chad Vogel. From 2-4 on May 21, we'll have a three-part guided cheese and drink pairing.

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    Early Cheese Adopter

    1 lb of our newest cheese. This is for the adventurous spirit that loves surprises. This could be our newest cheese before it hits the market, or an experiment that we love but won't produce on a large scale. Could be a bloomy rind, could be an aged beauty. Who knows?

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    Cheese Pairing Party: Milwaukee Edition

    Gets you an afternoon at Goodkind with Landmark Creamery and owner Katie Rose. We'll have a three-part guided cheese and drink pairing, along with accompaniments prepared by Chef Lisa Kirkpatrick. Event will take place from 2-4pm on Saturday, June 10.

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    The Market Basket

    3 farmers markets gift certificates to claim three .5 lb of cheese at the Westside Community Market, plus our recipe/pairing cards and a new t-shirt.

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    The Market Basket: Shipped

    1.5 lbs of cheese sent to your home, along with our recipe/pairing cards and a new t-shirt.

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    Salvatore's/LC Pizza party

    A summer pizza party with some of the best 'za in town, all topped with Landmark Creamery cheese. June 19 at Salvatore's Tomato Pies in Sun Prairie, in their beautiful new space.

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    LC Prix Fixe at Amilinda (Milwaukee)

    On Friday June 9, come to Amilinda with a friend and choose a starter, entree and dessert from a menu filled with Landmark Creamery cheeses. You will go home with a cheesy surprise too!

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    Cheese Party in a Box

    3 lbs of cheese,perfect pairings and detailed notes to help you throw a cheese party with poise. Great for 8 people.

    Box will be shipped between July and December 2017, we will work together to choose the best date.

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    Party with a Cheesemaker

    3 lbs of cheese,perfect pairings and a guided pairing by one of the Anna's to help you throw a cheese party with poise. Great for 8 people.
    Must be located within 30 miles of Madison or Milwaukee and must be redeemed between July and December 2017.

    We will work together to choose the best date.

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    Cheese of the Month Club

    Not a service we usually offer,for one year we will ship you 1 lb of Landmark Creamery cheese each month--some popular favorites, other limited editions or exclusive cheeses only friends and family taste.

    Shipping is included in the donation.

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    The Big Cheese

    You will receive all of the swag in the rewards above: sticker, temporary tattoo, pairing/recipe cards, coffee mug/coffee beans and a t-shirt, along with our 12 month cheese of the month club.

    For the cheese of the month club, for one year we will ship you 1 lb of Landmark Creamery cheese each month--some popular favorites, other limited editions or exclusive cheeses only friends and family taste.

    (Shipping included in donation)

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    The Big Cheese, Local Edition

    You will receive all of the swag in the rewards above: sticker, temporary tattoo, pairing/recipe cards, coffee mug/coffee beans and a t-shirt, along with our 12 month cheese of the month club.

    Additionally, choose one tasting event (The Robin Room in Madison or Goodkind in Milwaukee) and one restaurant event (Salvatore's in Madison or Amilinda in Milwaukee).

    For the cheese of the month club, for one year we will ship you 1 lb of Landmark Creamery cheese each month--some popular favorites, other limited editions or exclusive cheeses only friends and family taste.

    (Shipping included in donation)

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- (30 days)