First Runner Up at U.S. Championship Cheese Contest
Red Barn Family Farms is proud to announce that its Vintage Cupola American Original Cheese earned First Runner Up title at the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest on Thursday, February 23, 2023
Artisan Cheese made with
Humanely Produced Milk
from Small Family Farms
Dairy Farming Trends
Nett Family Farm
Preserving Small Family Farms
Honoring Tradition & Respect
Beyer Family Farm
At Red Barn Family Farms, we are passionate about animal health and welfare. We use an old fashioned term for this - animal husbandry. We believe strongly in the value of the small family farm. Because of their size, these farms have a unique ability to know their animals individually, by name and personality and can therefore provide care tailored specifically to each animal. Unfortunately, these types of farms are rapidly disappearing. So we created a unique model that values these farms for what they are and that provides a way for them to remain sustainable economic business models into the future.
We hand-select farms that meet our Red Barn Rules, high standards of animal health/welfare and milk quality. We use an innovative fair trade pricing structure for our farms that incentivizes and rewards excellence.
Mark, Matthew & Caleb Beyer
4th, 5th, and 6th Generation
Beyer Family Farm
What makes Red Barn Family Farms so special?
Our farms are family owned AND family operated. Meaning the owning family does the farm work.
Our farms milk an average of just 55 cows
Cows are known and cared for by name
Cows receive individualized animal care, specific to their unique needs and personality
Cows live longer lives
Cows are pasture-raised
All of our farms are certified by the American Humane Association
Every one of our farms produces milk that is top tier in quality and cleanliness
"Cheese worth eating has a story. It doesn’t come conveniently packaged, and it doesn’t have the words super or ultra in its name. What it does have is a story you can taste."
- Jeanne Carpenter, ACS CCP -
Pairing our Premium Raw Milk with
World Class Cheesemakers
Our model is unique. We partner with three World Class Cheesemakers in Northeast Wisconsin to handcraft our cheeses. When our fresh, premium milk arrives at their small, artisan creameries, magic happens. Our cheesemakers each have a unique background and family history, but their passion for quality is what makes them part of our Red Barn Family.
Small family farms and small family-owned creameries contribute to a healthy rural economy.