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Celebrating Our Past: January 4, 2023
The Green Prairie Cheese Factory 1900s. - Photo supplied by the National Historic Cheesemaking Center.
The Green Prairie Cheese Factory was located just north of the Green County line, in the southeast corner of Dane County, on County Road JG and Lee Valley Road in Perry Township. The factory made Swiss and brick cheeses and topped production in 1946, producing a total of 147,987 pounds of Swiss cheese. Albert Marty was a cheesemaker in the early 1900s, and Rudy Willborn, as cheesemaker assisted by Sanford Gilbertson in the 1940s.