Prairie Pure Cheese was formed in July 2004 as a partnership between the Aves Family and the Gerloff Family. The Aves are the owners of the cows that produce the milk for our cheese. Located in Belvidere, Illinois the Aves farm is a 100 year old dairy farm. The other partner is their cow veterinarian, Dr. Brian Gerloff (as well as his family) who also grew up on a 100 year old dairy farm in Woodstock, IL. With Dr. Gerloff having his PhD in Dairy Nutrition, he advises the Aves on what to feed the cattle to keep them healthy, provide great tasting milk, and to produce large volumes of milk (without the use of growth hormones). Hence the great flavor in all our cheese.
We hope you enjoy it!
Happy Illinois cows!