- We The Cheese People -
MKE Charcuterie, LLC was established in the Spring/Summer of 2020 by sisters-in-law Courtney Reese and Patti Wainscott. Courtney was furloughed in April of 2020 and was left with time on her hands, a drive to create, and a deep love a cheese. Naturally, the MKE Box was born. Originally, it was meant as gifts to family and friends, but feedback was incredibly positive, and word began to spread. Special requests from beautiful strangers came fluttering in. Enter Patti: Courtney’s sister-in-law – a woman inspired to design and intensely devoted to cheese. The decision to unite in charcuterie came to be, and their ideas and delectable creations continue to flow!
Courtney and Patti are glad to know they are not alone in their passion for making cheese into classy snacks and sophisticated meals. They’re grateful for all the social media love, the kind comments, and every single like, heart, and WHOA face emoji.
Courtney has a BA in Interior Design and an MBA from Concordia University. She makes time to teach dance at Aspire Dance Studio and lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Decker, and daughter, Kaelyn.
Patti has a BA in Communications-Public Relations from UW-Whitewater. She lives in Oconomowoc with her husband, Chris, their beloved little dog, Balki, and a couple of cats that roam around there, too.