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Where is the oldest continuously operated cheese maker in the world?

Question #123969. Asked by george48.
Last updated Jul 31 2021.
Originally posted Oct 22 2011 2:38 PM.

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Marin French Cheese Company is the oldest in Usa since 1865

Response last updated by zorba_scank on Sep 01 2016.
Oct 22 2011, 4:57 PM
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Steiner Cheese, founded in 1833, claims to be the oldest continuously operating cheese manufacturer in the USA.


Then again, this source suggests that the first cheese factory wasn't established until 1851.


Of course, this assumes you are talking about industrial production. There could well be an English dairy farm that has been producing cheese for local consumption for much longer than that!

Response last updated by gtho4 on Jul 31 2021.
Oct 22 2011, 11:04 PM
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The producers of Roquefort were given a monopoly in 1411, but the cheese production there goes back long before, being mentioned in 79CE (and prehistoric evidence of cheese production is alleged to have been found too). link This isn't a company, as companies in the modern sense didn't exist then.

Oct 23 2011, 5:33 AM
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