I can’t believe it’s June already. But we have a reason to celebrate – it’s National Dairy Month! This is the time of year where honor all things dairy, starting with our amazing Dairy Farmers.
We now work with 10 local farms within 30 miles of our cheesemaking facility. All of these farms are small, family-owned with fewer than 120 cows. It’s incredible that we can take their milk and turn it into nutritious, high-quality and delicious cheese.
Even though we have lost significant sales due to shelter-in-place from COVID-19, we are committed to buying 100% of the milk we purchased prior to the pandemic and hope we can continue. This has allowed our farmers to keep milking per usual without having to dump an ounce of milk unlike many dairies.
Not only are we working with local farmers, but in May we jumped at the chance to work with another cheesemaking company in Iowa, Frisian Farms. They make incredible gouda cheese out of Leighton. We are excited to share that we now carry three of their cheeses in our retail store and online.
Celebrated since the 1930’s, participating in National Dairy Month is a great way to recognize the contributions of so many dairy producers, farm families and others involved in the industry.
So this month, help us continue to show support for our community farmers and shop online or in our retail store where we will have amazing sales all month long. We hope to see you soon!