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Chalet Cheese Co-op opens new retail store in New Glarus

NEW GLARUS (WKOW) -- Lovers of great cheese have a new place to get their fix. Chalet Cheese Cooperative has opened a retail store in New Glarus.

The Co-op is one of the oldest in the United States, and it's also the only American producer of Limburger cheese.

"What kind of sets us apart from the rest is that not only are these great farms, but we also have a lot of Swiss milk," said Bryan Voegeli, the owner of Voegeli Farms. "Maybe 40 to 50 percent of the milk comes from Swiss cows, which gives us the unique perspective of having a high-quality milk that our great cheesemakers can make very unique products and special products."

Voegeli's 169-year-old farm is one of the 11 that are part of the Co-op. He's also the one who floated the idea of opening a retail store for their award-winning cheese. They already sold it out of the factory, but the retail store would be a new opportunity. 

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