Liederkranz Cheese Factory photograph   Save
Ohio Department of Economic and Industrial Development
Description: This photograph of Liederkranz cheese at a factory in Van Wert, Ohio was taken in the 1960s. Liederkranz cheese was invented by Emil Frey of Monroe, New York in the 1882, while he was trying to make Limburger cheese. Frey was a member of a Liederkranz Club, a German singing society, and named the cheese after it. He started the Monroe Cheese Company, which moved to Van Wert, Ohio in 1926 and was sold to Borden Company in 1929. Borden sold the factory to Fisher Cheese Company in 1981, but it too stopped producing Liederkranz cheese after a contamination problem in 1985. Liederkranz cheese is made from cow's milk. It has a yellow crust that is edible and a soft white inside. The photograph is 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3172_3805965_001
Subjects: Business and Labor; Dairy products industry; Cheese; Factories
Places: Van Wert (Ohio); Van Wert County (Ohio)