Almost 20 years ago, David Hemme saw an opportunity. Not in cheese, but in milk. With little experience in the dairy industry, David decided to switch gears and start raising cows. Throughout this transition, he listened and learned and learned some more, and raised his family in the process. After mastering the art of milk, David's family decided to take a second leap into the unknown, but this time with cheese. The Hemmes opened up the doors of Hemme Brothers Creamery in 2016 to make handcrafted cheese. If you ask them, they'll tell you that they started Hemme Brothers Creamery so that their large extended family could stay together on the farm. Delicious, small-batch, handcrafted cheeses were just a welcomed byproduct.
The Hemme Brothers believe that great cheese starts with great milk. For that reason, they take pride in having complete control over the cheese-making process: from crop to cream to curd. All of their cheeses are handmade from the milk of cows that spend their days feeding on grasses, hay, and grain from their own land. The Hemme's cows produce milk with high concentrations of butterfat and protein – perfect for rich, flavorful cheeses. To their milk, they add only a few natural ingredients: rennet, cultures, salt, natural herbs, spices, and time. What that means is you’ll enjoy cheese the way it’s meant to be – authentic and unprocessed.