Decatur Dairy on County Highway F west of Brodhead is open daily except Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with both retail and lunch options.

By Tony Ends, Editor

Decatur Dairy officially broke ground Tuesday, Aug. 16, on a 23,000-square-foot cheese plant addition.

The historic creamery just west of Brodhead and Decatur Swiss Cheese Co-op are forming a new limited liability company in the cheese plant expansion.

The plant produces cheese on West County Highway F with milk from more than 70 cooperative members, who range throughout Green, Rock, and Lafayette counties.

Steve Stettler, a third generation master cheesemaker and with the cooperative since 1982, announced the groundbreaking in early August.

Pick up the Aug. 17th print edition for full story…