See Championship Cheese Being
Made in Indiana.
Welcome to Guggisberg Deutsch Käse Haus, the only place in
Indiana’s Amish Country where you can come to see championship
cheese being made!
Deutsch Käse Haus (Translation:
German Cheese House) was started by a local amish
gentleman by the name of Ralph Bontrager in 1979. In its early days,
the company made both longhorn style and barreled cheeses. It was
in 1986 that Deutsch Käse Haus began focusing exclusively on
longhorn, stirred curd cheeses, and they have been masters of the
craft ever since. Evidence of this is backed most strongly with
Deutsch Käse Haus’s award at the 2000 World Cheese Maker’s
competition for the world’s Greatest Colby.
When visiting our Middlebury facility, you will have the opportunity
to view the make process of our world champion Colby (along with
our other cheeses), sample the many cheeses offered in our store,
and shop for your favorite local amish goods.
From Chicago I-80 (Toll road) East to exit 107 ( Middlebury /Constantine).
Turn right (South) onto State Road 13. After about 9 miles, at the
4th stop light, turn left on Warren Street. (Look for the Guggisberg
Cheese sign on the side of the building). Go 3.5 miles East on Warren
Street (County Road 16 / W 250) to Guggisberg Deutsch Käse
From Indianapolis: Take interstate 69 North to US 20 (Exit 148..
Lagrange). West on US 20 approximately 33 miles to SR 5. Right (North)
on SR 5 about 2 miles to Division Street. Left on Division Street
(County Road 250) about 3.5 miles. Guggisberg Deutsch Käse
Haus is on the right (North) side of road.
From Detroit, take Intestate 69 South to exit 148 (Lagrange), Merge
onto US 20 W for approximately 33 miles, turn right onto East County
Line Rd (CR 1200 W) travel 1.5 miles, turn right onto W 250 N, go
.2 miles to arrive at Guggisberg Deutsch Käse Haus.
SUMMER HOURS (May-October) :: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 8 am-5 pm ::
Tues & Wed. 8 am-5:30 pm
WINTER HOURS (November-April) :: Monday-Saturday 8 am-4:30 pm