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Renard's Cheese Store in Algoma Acquired

PRESS RELEASE: Chris and Ann Renard are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Renard’s Cheese Store located on County S in Algoma, Wisconsin.

We are excited to announce that Chris and Ann Renard have expanded their business with the purchase of the Renard’s Cheese Store & factory located on County S in Algoma. Currently, they own the Renard’s Cheese & Deli located on County DK in Sturgeon Bay. “It is very exciting to better service our customers with the second location and we are looking forward to the continuity of both stores”. Both locations will feature fresh cheese curds daily as well as the handcrafted artisan cheese that Renard’s is famous for.

Chris Renard is a third generation cheesemaker and he has also earned the prestigious Master Cheesemaker designation. Ann Renard brings a wealth of business knowledge along with many new exciting ideas to the company. The future looks very bright for Cheese making in Door County, Wisconsin!

Renard’s Cheese will offer their homemade pizzas and many other “grab & go” deli selections at the Algoma location. All Deli items are prepared fresh daily in the Deli at the Sturgeon Bay location. The Algoma location will be offering factory tours by appointment which will be a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn about the craft of cheese making.

Renard’s Cheese has been family owned and operated since 1961 and is the only cheese factory in Door County. While Renard’s Cheese offers the finest quality of Wisconsin cheese they also pride themselves in awesome customer service. Whether you are traveling lakeside or bayside their goal is to provide an outstanding experience while at the same time providing the convenience of two locations. Don’t worry - they also offer online shopping at

Renard’s Cheese & Deli located at 2189 County DK, Sturgeon Bay, WI Free Wine & Cheese Tasting, Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil Sampling, full Service Deli menu featuring Breakfast items, sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, desserts and much more, indoor & outdoor seating, Country Store filled with a vast array of many Door County products and other gourmet selections, children’s playground and Door County Visitor Bureau Kiosk Center. Renard’s Cheese Store located at 248 County S, Algoma, WI Free Wine & Cheese Tasting, Grab & Go deli items, Soft Serve Ice Cream, extensive selection of Door County products.

Chris Renard earns master cheesemaker certification

Renard’s Cheese is proud to announce that cheesemaker Chris Renard earned his Master Cheesemaker Certification. Receiving his certification in both Cheddar and Mozzarella cheese.

The Master Cheesemaker Program is a rigorous course of study that requires a minimum of 10 years of licensed cheese making experience before one can even be considered for admittance. Once accepted, the program includes course work taught by some of the most accomplished educators in the cheese community, an apprenticeship, and a final written examination. The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker License is a prestigious title that fewer than 60 cheese makers in the country can lay claim to.

Renard’s Cheese is a family owned and operated business that is now on its third generation. Chris and Ann Renard have not only maintained a multi-generation family business, but have enabled it to grow in an increasingly complex economy. Though many things have changed through the years for Renard’s Cheese, our commitment to maintaining the quality, gourmet, and handcrafted cheese has never wavered,” says Chris. “It is very satisfying to know all the hard work creates a finished product that I am proud of”.

Congratulations Chris on your new designation, Master Cheesemaker!

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