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Feltz’s Dairy nominated for ‘Coolest’ in Wisconsin list

By Patrick Lynn

State Senator Patrick Testin has nominated a Plover dairy store for the “Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin” list.

Testin said in a news release on Tuesday that since opening its doors in 2017, Feltz’s Dairy Store has drawn customers to the area with its “unique atmosphere and exceptional products.”

Testin said it was the company’s homemade cheese curds that earned a nod from him.

“People want to know where their food comes from, and the Feltz family provides that connection,” he said. “For six generations, they’ve farmed in Portage County and now they’re offering visitors a chance to see how a Wisconsin favorite is made—from farm to table.”

The Feltz family began farming more than a century ago with an emphasis on crop production. In 1995, they shifted their focus to dairy and began making cheese curds in 2021.

“We’re thrilled to be nominated and glad for the opportunity to share what modern farming looks like with a broader audience,” said store manager, Taryn Feltz. “From 50 cows in 1995 to 680 today—our farm has grown but our commitment to the community is as strong as ever.”

Nominations for the contest are being accepted until Sept. 9 at MadeinWis.com. The first round of voting will begin on Sept. 19.