The Home of Colby Cheese
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
N 44° 54.404 W 090° 18.979
15T E 711858 N 4976093
Quick Description: The Home of Colby Cheese Historical Marker in Colby
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2007 9:26:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM1BZK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Cheeseheads
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Long Description:
"At his father's cheese factory about one mile south and one mile west of here, Joseph F. Steinwand in 1885 developed a new and unique type of cheese. He named it for the township in which his father, Ambrose Steinwand, Sr., had built northern Clark County's first cheese factory three years before. The town had taken its name from Gardner Colby, whose company built the Wisconsin Central railroad through here.

Colby is a mild, soft, moist cheese. Its taste became known in the neighboring areas and an 1898 issue of the Colby Phonograph noted that "A merchant in Phillips gives as on of the 13 reasons why people should trade with him, that he sells the genuine Steinwand Colby Cheese."

After the turn of the century this area became one of the great cheese producing centers in the nation and Colby cheese a favorite in countries the world around.

Erected 1968"
County: Clark

Location: Park

MarkerID: 161

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