Nordic Creamery™ artisan butters are crafted by Al Bekkum, a long-time licensed Wisconsin buttermaker and cheese crafter. Just like his specialty and artisan cheeses, Al is really persnickety about his milk sources... both goat and cow milk... for his collection of artisanal butters. He has earned awards from the American Cheese Society for whey cream goat's milk butter, and plans to add that butter variety to his collection of artisan butters when he finds the perfect whey cream to create that unique dairy product.
Al and Sarah Bekkum and their six children live on the Langaard homestead owned by the family since their immigration from Norway to Wisconsin in 1888. The farm is located in a Norwegian settlers area - Westby, Wisconsin - in the lush, green hills and valleys know as the "Coulee" region situated in the Driftless geography of rich, un-glaciated land that is exceptional grazing country for cows and goats.