Uplands Cheese sits up on top of Pleasant Ridge in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin. Owned and operated by two families, Andy and Caitlin Hatch, and Scott and Liana Mericka, Uplands milks cows seasonally, in time with the pastures, to make two traditional, artisan cheeses. Pleasant Ridge Reserve is made with grass-fed milk in the summer months, while Rush Creek Reserve is made in the fall when the cows' diet changes to hay. Pleasant Ridge has won Best in Show at the American Cheese Society's annual competition in 2001, 2005 and 2010. Give it one try and you'll taste how truly amazing artisanal American cheese can be.