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I know this sounds cheesy…

After our tour of Haystack Mountain Cheese, we thought it fitting to add some more cheese calories into our diet by having lunch at Cheese Importers a few minutes away.

Cheese Importers is a Colorado family-owned business founded in 1976 by Lyman and Linda White. This European Marketplace features the largest walk-in refrigerated cheese and cured meat market in Colorado. They have an inventory of over 350 cheeses. They also have a charming French cafe, “Bistrot des Artistes” and is where we had lunch.

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Cheesing around with Haystack

Cheese storage

I love cheese! On crackers, queso, grilled cheese, jalapeno poppers, shredded, sliced, stuff…any which way! I also love discovering how local businesses work and when I found out Haystack Mountain Cheese was only 10 minutes away and they gave tours, we had to venture there. 

Founded in 1988 by Jim Schott, Haystack started with a whopping 5 goats and a 6-acre farmstead in Niwot, Colorado. Through steady growth they first appeared in Alfalfa’s markets in 1992 and won their first award that same year. In 2004, they opened their first creamery in Longmont.

They’ve partnered with CCI (Colorado Correctional Industries) in 2007 for their goat milk supply. Inmates learn valuable skills while tending the goats and learning about how a dairy is run. 

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