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Picturing The Past: A Tale Of Several Cheese Factories In County


Last updated 6/24/2019 at 1:09pm

Picturing the Past has featured several Transylvania dairies during National Dairy Month, but did you know that Transylvania County had two cheese factories in the early 1900s?

In late 1917, assistant dairy manufacturing specialist Reeves Noland met with local farmers to promote establishing a cheese factory in the county. According to Noland, if the daily output of milk within a 3-mile radius of the factory was at least 100 gallons, cheese making was a viable and profitable option for farmers. He recommended organizing a cooperative with five or more stockholders.

By March 1918, County...

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