CHEESE MAKING

Locally made in Lena, Illinois

WHEN YESTERDAY
MEETS TOMORROW

It’s all about the terroir
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Today, you can see it in the delicate shape of our cheeses, inspired by freshly spring flowers in the Apple River Canyon, at the foot of Kolb-Lena.

You can sense it in the passion of Bob our cheesemaker who was a Dorothy apprentice, and is now working tirelessly to carry on Dorothy’s never-ending elevation of creamy texture. Dorothy's own son and nephew also still work at the cheese plant, with many others.

And you can taste it in a pair of soft-ripened cheeses that deliver foremost on flavor.

AN ARTISAN’S DNA

Handmade Process, Delicious Outcome
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Our Rbst-free milk comes from farms surrounding Lena.
Our cheeses are made from proprietary cultures found in raw-milk cheeses, lending rich flavor profiles.
Respecting the processes as they were done before and keeping hand manipulation in place where it matters: dipping, coating, and wrapping.

AN ARTISAN’S DNA

Handmade Process, Delicious Outcome
_
Our Rbst-free milk comes from farms surrounding Lena.
Our cheeses are made from proprietary cultures found in raw-milk cheeses, lending rich flavor profiles.
Respecting the processes as they were done before and keeping hand manipulation in place where it matters: dipping, coating, and wrapping.

WHEN YESTERDAY
MEETS TOMORROW

It’s all about the terroir
_

Today, you can see it in the delicate shape of our cheeses, inspired by freshly spring flowers in the Apple River Canyon, at the foot of Kolb-Lena.

You can sense it in the passion of Bob our cheesemaker who was a Dorothy apprentice, and is now working tirelessly to carry on Dorothy’s never-ending elevation of creamy texture. Dorothy's own son and nephew also still work at the cheese plant, with many others.

And you can taste it in a pair of soft-ripened cheeses that deliver foremost on flavor.