They say everything is better with cheese, and that feels especially true at a newly reimagined cheese store in Beaver, Utah. The farmer-owned milk cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced that its new farm-to-table retail store, The Creamery, is now open for business.
Located between Las Vegas, Nev., and Salt Lake City, Utah, the 11,250-square-foot store is more than four times the size of the original store it replaces and features expanded retail space, greater product selection and an interactive, educational experience about dairy, according to DFA. Menu items will include fresh-made sandwiches and other dairy-based selections showcasing the local cheeses made at the adjacent DFA Beaver City plant.
In a five-step interactive and educational experience, visitors can “milk” a fake cow, culture and add rennet, cut the curd, add salt and mill the product all before molding and packaging the cheese. This hands-on dining experience aims to help consumers understand where their food comes from and how these dairy products are made.
“The Creamery is filled with unique storylines from its heritage in cheese making to its all-new dairy experience attraction, but what really sets it apart is The Creamery is a farm-to-table concept owned by hardworking family dairy farms,” said Dennis Rodenbaugh, senior vice president and chief operating officer of DFA’s Western Fluid Group in a press release.
“These dedicated family farms work tirelessly to provide the milk needed to make The Creamery’s wide variety of cheeses. Our hope is that visitors leave The Creamery with new family memories and traditions, a deep appreciation for the dairy they consume and stories and history about these family farms,” Rodenbaugh said.
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