The Cheese House

The cheese house was built in the early 1870s. In that time, there was no refrigeration to keep milk fresh, so neighbors brought their leftover milk to the cheese house. We have original cheese molds used to produce either wheel, brick, or longhorn cheese. Many thanks to Martin Kipfer for his gracious contribution of the cheese house. The building was moved to Swiss Heritage Village in 1990 from its original site near Vera Cruz, Indiana.

The Cheese House at Work