Wisconsin Cheesemaker Profile: Renard’s Cheese

A Closer Look at Renard’s Cheese

Owned and operated by the Renard family since 1969, Renard’s believes that cheesemaking is part art and part technology. Cousins Brian and Chris Renard are both certified Master Cheesemakers that specialize in cheddars and colby. All milk used by Renard’s comes from family farms in neighboring counties. Daily, they process 75,000 pounds of milk into cheese. Renard’s Cheese has received regional, national, and international accolades for their small-batch cheesemaking.

 “I looked at the [Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® Program] as something that would be good for the business and for our customers. I also saw it as a great opportunity for my own professional development.” — Chris Renard

Flavorful Cheeses from Renard’s:

Cracked Black Pepper Cheddar  Adding Kick to a Classic

Cracked pepper infused in classic cheese for an extra kick. Just add salt!

Morel and Leek Jack  The Cheese to Start Things Off

Morels and leeks in a jack? An amazing combination of morels and leeks, this cheese is perfect for omelettes and hors d’oeuvres. Your omelette game just got super serious, and super jacked up!

Garlic and Herb Cheddar  The All-Around Cheddar

Loaded with garlic and herbs, this cheddar ups the ante on, well… basically everything. Amazing cheddar for soups, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Cranberry Jalapeño Jack — The Flavor Rollercoaster

Superbly savory with some sweet heat—this jack is a boring salad’s best friend. 

Mixed Olive Cheddar — Meet Your New Focaccia Friend

An olive and cheese lover’s dream. A mild, white cheddar with extra zest perfect for antipasto plates and a killer sandwich. Excellent cheese for focaccia and cheese platters!

Cheese Curds — A Must-Try Wisconsin Classic

Photo credit: Mark Edward Harris

Have some fun with these squidgy cheddar balls. Bread, fry, and then serve with your favorite condiment.

Meet Chris Renard!

Master Cheesemaker Chris Renard is visiting our stores and sampling these delicious cheeses!

Friday August 1st  

  • Comcast Market (1701 JFK Blvd), 11am-1pm
  • Italian Market (930 S. 9th Street), 3pm-6pm

Saturday August 2nd

  • The Franklin Market (Corner of 9th and Sansom Streets), 11:30am-2pm
  • Rittenhouse (1730 Chestnut Street), 4pm-7pm