Where do the holes in Swiss Cheese come from?
The holes in Baby Swiss come from a process similar to that of bread dough. Propianic acid is added to the milk in the early stages of Swiss Cheese production as eye former. The acid then causes the eyes to grow. As the cheese cures the eyes form. For a more detailed explanation of our cheese making process check out our “Cow to Chow” section.
How do you make your cheese?
With a little bit of magic and a whole lot of love. But, it all starts with the milk, which is tested and certified even before it is pumped into our facility. From there the milk is pasteurized and we then add our magical ingredients that are full of love and years of experience. If that isn’t detailed enough for you, our cheese making process is actually explained in detail on our “cow to chow” process found here (http://penncheese NULL.com/c2c/c2c NULL.html).
Where are you located?
We are located in Winfield, the heart of Central Pennsylvania, where we produce, sell, and ship our award winning cheeses. For a detailed map and directions, follow to our “Contact” link.
Can you stop by the factory and buy cheese there?
Absolutely. We have a sales section right inside our main facility and we are currently expanding our plant to sell even more cheeses and make visits that much more enjoyable. We invite you to stop by during business hours to see the inside of Penn Cheese and take home some our our Baby Swiss.
Can you freeze the cheese?
Yes, you can. But, the best way to thaw out our cheese is to place it in the refrigerator so it can thaw out slowly and uniformily. This way our cheese can be enjoyed as you need it for snacks or meals.
What is the difference between Baby Swiss and regular Swiss?
Baby Swiss is younger and tends to have a more mild Swiss flavor. Our Baby Swiss is also a little sweeter with a nutty and buttery flavor. This is due to our secret, special, and unique ingredients that we have perfected over our years of operation.
Lacey Swiss? What is that?
Lacey Swiss is a lower fat lower sodium cheese than our Baby Swiss. And, it is still made with the same love and commitment that we put into all of our cheeses. Try our Lacey Swiss, as we are sure that once you have one bite, you will want more.
Why is organic cheese more expensive?
Dairy farmers have been operating under very price competitive conditions, and in order to survive, many were forced to use unnatural methods by feeding their cattle with unhealthy grains, as well as, using growth hormone injections. This resulted in most dairy cows producing 3 times as much milk, creating highly stressed dairy cows. However, this does result in the production of low cost cheese and dairy products.
Is your 100% grass fed raw milk organic cheese a health food?
Yes, it is. Comparing our organic cheese with other cheeses made with milk from grain fed cows, which you will find in most stores and restaurants, is as opposite as two different forms of the same food can get. Cheese made from grain fed cows is very high in the omega 6 fats that most people get far too much of and which leads to a variety of diseases. On the other hand, it is quite low in omega 3 which most people are dangerously deficient in. However, grass fed raw milk natural cheese is one of very few foods containing a perfect balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fats, a ratio ideal for good health. Our cheese also contains considerably more beta carotene, vitamin A, vitamin D and E, as well as additional calcium and protein.
How can I get your Organically Certified Cheeses?
All you have to do is ask. We are extremely proud of all of our cheeses and look forward to long term relationship, as a friend and customer.