OUR FAMILY STORY

3rd Generation Farmers

The Crave Brothers were raised on a 40-cow dairy farm near Beloit, Wisconsin but later sold their cows. Then in 1978, Charles and George began farming together in Mount Horeb, milking 57 cows on a rented farm. They purchased their Waterloo, Wisconsin dairy farm in 1980 with the goal of building a successful agribusiness. Brothers Tom and Mark later joined the partnership.  In 2015 the next generation became owners including Andy, Jordan and Patrick Crave.  With the help of the Brothers’ father Bob Crave, there are now three generations of Craves on the farm every day!

Meet the Owners and Team

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George Crave

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese President and Owner

Head cheesemaker and manager of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese.

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Mark Crave

General Manager Crave Brothers Farm and Owner

Oversees general financial and operations management. 

Patrick Crave

Herd Manger and Owner

Overall herd management including herd health and genetics. 

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Charlie Crave

Administration Crave Brothers Farm and Owner

Assists with bookkeeping and administrative work for the farm.

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Thomas Crave

Construction and Building Project Manager and Owner

Oversees remodeling and building projects on the Farm and Cheese factory. 

Jordan Crave

Crop and Forage Manager and Owner

Manages schedules for field tilliage, fertility, and harvest. Maintaining soil and field quality and health.

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Andy Crave

Maintenance Manager and Owner

Manages the maintenance and repairing of equipment at both the Cheese factory and farm.

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Beth Crave

Head of Quality Assurance and Customer Service 

Communicates with customers, suppliers, and quality personnel for Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese.

Jimmy Schultz

Operations Manager Crave Brothers Farm

Works with the dairy herd and assists with maintaining dairy facilities and operations. Including milk parlor management.

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Debbie Crave

Vice President of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

Manages bookkeeping, marketing, and public relations of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese.

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Kurt Premo

Production Manager Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

Cheesemaker. Coordinates schedules for milk and cheese production. Determines factors for cheese type variation and production.

The Entire Crave Brothers Staff

Our roughly 90 hard working employees. This includes cheesemakers, packaging, production, milkers, feeders, herd health, communicators, maintenance and others.

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Brian Crave

Licensed Cheesemaker

Cheesemaker at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese LLC.

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Roseanne Crave

Marketing and Promotion

Manages social media platforms, attends trade shows, in store demonstrations, and organizes promotional events.

Leah Crave

Farmers Market and Crave Brothers Farm

In the summer months attends local farmers markets selling and promoting Crave Brothers cheese products. Works at Crave Brothers Farm.

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Bob Crave

Senior Advisor

Father, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa. Still works on the farm.

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Jacob Crave

Crave Brother Farm and Farmstead Cheese

In the summer works at the farm doing landscaping and in packaging at the cheese factory.

Paul Crave

Photography & Landscaping

Works on the farm and cheese factory and does photography for the family and business.

The Next Generation to Come

Bob and Sara Crave now have 9 Great-Grandchildren. Pictured to the left are 7 who participated in the Dodge County Little Britches Showmanship. 

Pictured below Bob and Sara Crave.

Details

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese LLC

Waterloo, Wisconsin 

920-478-4887

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