Langes Corners, Wisconsin
|Elevation||266 m (873 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1581156|
Langes Corners is an unincorporated community located in the Town of New Denmark, Brown County, Wisconsin, United States. Langes Corners is located along County Highway R 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of the village of Denmark. The community was named for members of the Lange family, who founded the community in the 1890s. Frank Sindzinski became the first postmaster when the post office opened in May 1900.
In 1916, Steve Siudzinski purchased the Langes Corners Cheese Factory, which he renamed Steve's Cheese. In 1934, Siudzinski began making large blocks of cheese as a promotional stunt, starting with 2,000-pound and 3,800-pound blocks of cheese. These large cheeses were often purchased by grocery stores or other groups to aid in promotions and sales. Siudzinski often partnered with Kraft Foods Inc to help bring in enough milk to produce the blocks of cheese. In 1964, Siudzinski made the world's largest block of cheese for the 1964 New York World's Fair, which weighed 34,591 pounds.
In 2000, Steve's Cheese was bought by the Smits family, and they moved the offices and store to the village of Denmark, Wisconsin. The factory is still in use by BelGioioso Cheese today.