Our signature creamy, fragrant, soft-ripened cheese is now a multi-decorated winner, thanks to its velvety smooth texture and exceptional flavor. Indulge in the best-in-class cheese-crafted with love in Lena, Illinois.
BRONZE MEDAL 2019
The American Cheese Society annual conference was held in Richmond VA the first week of August. The 36th edition “Virginia is for Cheese Lovers” brought over 250 cheese makers competing for the best cheese made in the USA.
We were proudly awarded with a bronze medal for Dorothy Comeback Cow in the Soft-Ripened Category.
The 37th Annual ACS Conference & Competition will take place on July 22 – July 25, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Congrats to the teams for the great achievements.
WINNER OF 2019
Dorothy’s Comeback Cow was awarded the Bronze Medal at the 35th Annual American Cheese Society Conference-given for achieving both technical excellence and the highest aesthetic qualities. The award recognizes the best American-made artisan and specialty cheeses. Enveloped by a delicate white rind and tinged with a unique orange hue, this beautiful, flower-shaped cheese sure is special!
BRONZE MEDAL 2018
We're stoked to announce that our rustic Comeback Cow won a bronze medal in the Soft Ripened Cheese Class at the 35th Annual American Cheese Society Conference in Pittsburgh, PA 🙏🤩!
We're both proud and humbled by this recognition of our dedication to crafting great cheese and are ever more committed to giving our best ☺️
BEST NEW PRODUCT 2018
This is with great pleasure 🤗 to announce that DOROTHY'S® - COMEBACK COW 🧀 was the New Product winner for Cheese - Cow Milk at the SOFI AWARDS from SPECIALTY FOODS!
With more than 2,600 entries this year the Specialty Food Association recognized 156 winners in 39 categories this year. This accomplishment is a true testament of the quality of our cheese.
WHO IS DOROTHY ?
As a 1930s farm girl, our hero, Dorothy Renter, fell in love with cows,specifically, the tender, sweet-smelling animals at her grandfather’s Illinois creamery. The creamery soon grew into Kolb-Lena, the loveliest (and first) European-style cheesery in the American Midwest.
Dorothy joined quickly to the cheese-making world, working at Kolb-Lena before and after school. Whether it was helping with the cheese or tending to the bees for her family’s honey company, her spunk always shined through. And her parents never had to tell her to say cheese, she smiled just being around it.