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Celebrating Our Past: National Historic Cheesemaking Center
Limburger cheese was first introduced to the country in 1851 by Rudolph Benkert and today the Chalet Cheese Co-op is the only manufacturer of Limburger in the United States. In 1935, because of its digestive properties, limburger was prescribed to a patient by a physician in Independence, Iowa. The cheese was ordered and shipped from Monroe's post office by John F. Burkhard.