We start with the log and the board
If you've ever purchased aged Wisconsin cheddar cheese, it was most likely aged in a Dufeck cheese box. This was our original product when our business started more than a hundred years ago. Today, we are still producing cheese boxes for renowned cheesemakers here in Wisconsin and nationwide.
The manufacturing process remains the same. We still start with the log and the board, turning the log to peel the veneer and processing the board to make the top and the bottom (called the heads). Sizes vary to hold cheese wheels from a 3-pound gem to a 150-pound tub. These sturdy, economical boxes are used for aging cheddar cheese and transporting it to the distributor or store.
Customers often ask, "What is the difference between an industrial cheese box and a craft cheese box?" Although both industrial and craft cheese boxes are strong and durable, an industrial box may have knots in the wood, fuzzy veneer, or an irregular surface on the cover. These irregularities do not affect the cheese aging process but would make an industrial box unsuitable for a crafter to decorate and/or use for gift packaging.
For more information about purchasing industrial cheese boxes and the various sizes they come in, please call 888-603-WOOD.
If you would like to purchase some of the delicious cheese produced by our customers, please visit the links below or visit Wisconsin Cheese to learn more about the wide variety of Wisconsin cheese.