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WI Dairy News: New location means new business

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Since making her first batch of cheese in 2006 Marieke Penterman has been dazzling consumers with her award-winning gouda cheese.

Penterman says Holland's Family Cheese in Thorp won the US cheese championship title for best cheese in the United States.  Now her cheese is in high demand, and the business outgrew its old location.

A piece of land had been for sale for many years, and Holland's Family Cheese moved into its new location on Highway 29.  It has brought in a far larger consumer base.

Penterman says, "The amount of people that have been stopping that never stopped at our old location before... there are a lot of people that never knew about us.  The sales of the store is increasing right away."

Holland's Family Cheese store is now a destination for travelers who want to learn about where their food comes from.  The dairy farm is situated next to the store and is open for people to tour the facility and learn about the cows that produce the milk for Marieke's cheese.

Each year the Penterman's have an open house at their farm for the public to learn about their business.  This year, they're combining it with the grand opening of their new store.  You can visit and tour their farm and facilities on July 26th.

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