Tye Gardner / Gardner's Wisconsin Cheese
Hometown: Marshfield, WI
Tye Gardner grew up helping run his family’s cheese-making business alongside his 13 siblings. Today his company produces 23 varieties of cheese and sausage. They concentrate on specialty flavors like their best selling Buffalo Wing Cheese and Salsa Jack Cheese.
They also offer a line of convenient snack products such as cheese curds, BBQ, Honey Ham and Teriyaki sticks. The snack products are great for outdoor activities and travel since they don’t require refrigeration before opening. All of their cheeses are surefire pleasers as gourmet gifts or party foods. Look for them in the specialty foods section at Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals.