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"The farmer would pull up to the intake door with their horse and wagon and there's a hook out there that would come into these 30 gallon cans," explained Mary Ann Hanna of the National historic
The center is also home to a historic original factory where you can witness the birth of the cheese culture that led to
Hanna grew up in
She gives tours at the center in
"In many cases, we have factories here in
About 20 minutes away, a distinct cheese tree greets visitors at this long-time
Started in 1942 by 7 farms it continues to operate as a co-op between now 72 farms. Master Cheesemaker, Steve Settler.
"I'm a third-generation cheesemaker,” Settler said. “My grandpa came over from
From the curd, to the pour, to hand-turning each mold it all creates a special product
A little less than an hour and a half northwest of
"We make over 60 varities,” said Emily McGlynn,
It's that care that keeps employees making thousands of pounds of cheese each day.
At the helm of it all is Master Cheesemaker, Sid Cook, a 4th generation cheesemaker.
"The first 20 years or so, I was in the factory making cheese, generally cheddar, colby,
We asked what Cook’s favorite cheese is. “We'll that's kinda like asking me which of my kids is my favorite,” laughs Cook.
Coming up the second Saturday in June you can help make cheese exactly like it was made 100 years ago at the Monroe Cheesemaking Day. For more information: http://www.nationalhistoriccheesemakingcenter.org/
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