Westby Cooperative Creamery, Westby, Wis., announced plans to move its retail “cheese store,” effective Aug. 30, across the street from its current location. The new site will offer new amenities that weren’t feasible before, including a coffee station, yogurt parfait station, more parking and easier accessibility.
“Every day, all day we have people stop in who were told, ‘You can’t leave Westby without stopping at the creamery,’” says Stef Schroeder, cheese store manager. “It’s pretty cool how word travels about this landmark. I want to give people a reason to stay in Westby. This is where the cooperative started and where the farmers first came from.”
As a cooperative of small, family farms, supporting the cheese store means supporting almost 200 dairy producers and more than 125 employees.
With this move, the former retail location will be used for Westby Cooperative Creamery plant operations. The new space will allow the cooperative to fulfill part of its 4-fold mission, which includes “improving the community by contributing to its economic, social and environmental life.”