Royal Guernsey - Columbus
Jennifer Orchard and Julie Bacon
Julie and her husband Ed run the family’s 7th-generation dairy farm. They were looking to grow their operation and take advantage of the premium milk their Guernsey cows produce. They worked with the Center for Dairy Research at UW-Madison and determined that there was a gap in the butter industry. That led them to establish Royal Guernsey Creamery where they use the cream from their own cows to make artisan butter. Royal Guernsey Creamery is completely farm to table. They grow the crops, care for the cows and produce premium butter for families to enjoy. Jennifer serves as the buttermaker for the creamery and Julie manages the farm, including caring for the cows, doing recordkeeping, managing herd health and helping to promote the creamery.