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Mike Matucheski

Outreach Program Manager-Mentor

Mike is an award-winning Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker, with master certifications in Parmesan, Asiago, Romano, Fontina, BellaVitano and Pastorale blend (mixed milk). He is perhaps best known for developing Sartori’s BellaVitano, which is a unique Wisconsin cheese with a creamy profile and flavor notes comparable to Parmesan. Mike started cheesemaking in 1993 when he joined the Kraft plant in Antigo, Wisconsin. As a CDR mentor, Mike shares his expansive knowledge of cheesemaking with cheesemakers across Wisconsin and beyond. Mike is passionate about passing on knowledge and helping the dairy industry produce high quality cheese.