Under a grant from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Cooperative Development, eleven Michigan cheese makers have formed the Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative to help market their artisan cheeses in Michigan. Leelanau Cheese Co. is one of the founding members. Owner Anne Hoyt says,
It’s hard to do things yourself; there’s more power as a team. You want to know how you can help each other. We can share new ideas, new cheeses and recipes. We’ve never had anyone to share these with before. It’s very exciting.
Eat and enjoy Michigan cheese!