Schoep\'s Ice Cream is an ice cream manufacturing company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Schoep\'s Ice Cream was founded by E.J. Schoephoester in 1928. Schoephoester made and sold the ice cream in his grocery store. By 1937, Schoep\'s Ice Cream had grown in local popularity and E. B. Schoephoester sold his company to Peter B. Thomsen, a butter maker. The company has been kept in the Thomsen family, and as of 2008, it was owned in part by nineteen members of the Thomsen family.