This farm is owned and operated by two families: Andy and Caitlin Hatch, and Scott and Liana Mericka. Andy and Scott began as apprentices under the previous generation of owners – Uplands Cheese founders Mike Gingrich and Dan Patenaude. In 2014, Andy, Scott, Caitlin and Liana purchased the farm from the Gingriches and Patenaudes, ensuring the future of a dairy farm where cows have been milked for over a hundred years. Their pastured cows utilize rotational grazing, and the unique climate in the Uplands region of Wisconsin enables them to grow a broad array of grasses, legumes and herbs which created a rich and deeply flavorful milk. This milk is then used to make the delicious Alpine-style cheeses for which Uplands is known.