THE OHIO SWISS CHEESE ASSOCIATION

100 years of Swiss Cheese & Swiss Culture

Since the first Swiss immigrants settled in Eastern Ohio with only the essentials -- their family and their copper cheese kettles -- Ohio has become the nation's leader in Swiss cheese production. However, this process, like the cheese, was not without its holes. As the industry evolved from early farm sheds to modern facilities, the Ohio Swiss Cheese Association has led the way. The Ohio Swiss Cheese Association: 100 years of Swiss Cheese & Swiss Culture tells more than just the story of the Association, and covers more than just the past century of the industry. It tells the story of Ohio's immigrant families who passed their knowledge and work ethic from generation to the next from the primitive kettles over open fires to the automated machinery that will help produce nearly 200 million pounds of Swiss cheese this year. Author Glen Hammel sat down with the men who can tell the story best -- those who grew up in their father's cheese houses, traded copper kettles in for stainless steel vats, and now watch the next generations carry on the legacy. It's a story of family, fraternity and a food everyone loves.

 

100 years of Swiss Cheese & Swiss Culture
100 years of Swiss Cheese & Swiss Culture


The OSCA 100th Year Anniversary books will be available for retail purchases beginning September 1st at the OSCA member retail outlets and at the Ohio Swiss Festival on Sept. 28th - 30th