1921 Grandpa Gile

1921 – Clifford Gile

The Carr Cheese Factory was built around 1921 by a group of area farmers as a place to process their milk into cheese. The factory was built on the farmland that was owned by a family by the name of Carr, thus the name – Carr Cheese Factory.

Cletus Gile purchased the cheese factory in 1946. Cletus, a second-generation cheesemaker and his wife Sally, produced mainly Cheddar cheese.

Cletus and his sons, Tom and Tim, remodeled the existing cheese factory in April 1979. During an extensive six-month remodeling process, new and refurbished equipment was installed. They resumed manufacturing Cheddar Cheese in October of 1979. The spring of 1980, they began producing Baby Swiss. Colby cheese was added to their line in 1982.

Featured on The Today Show – 2008

Featured on The Today Show – 2008

Tim purchased the business from his father and brother in 1984. They added 50/50 cheese and several flavored cheeses to their menu of cheese produced in Cuba City. And in keeping with the times added Reduced Fat and Sodium Swiss and Cheddar too. Tim and his wife Diane, continue to make quality cheese. Tim and Diane’s two daughters Stacy and Stephanie continue on the tradition of family members helping.