The Cheese Caves host the February Business After Hours!
Chamber Members, Ambassadors & Guests enjoyed appetizers, cheese plates and networking in the Bachrach building hosted by the Cheese Cave. Retail Store manager, Kristi Deling spoke to the offerings in the store and encouraged people to come in and go on a flavor exploration while learning about the cheese. Glass Garden Bead shop owner, spoke to the exciting developments happening downtown and Cheese maker, Rueben Nilsson spoke to the variety or products and the awards the cheese has received. The original cave was carved in the 1850s for Fleckentstein Brewing Co. founded by German immigrants Ernst & Gottfried Fleckenstein. In the 1930s, a cheese maker by the name of Felix Frederiksen traveled to Minnesota in search of St. Peter Sandstone, geologically rare across the nation but abudant in Minnesota as a result of the last glacial age. Felix found the abandoned caves in Faribault and set up shop for making the first American blue cheese. Today, Caves of Faribault® is the only U.S. cheese maker still curing and aging blue cheese exclusively in caves.
All members and guests are welcome to the monthly Business Before and Business After Hours. Please join us for Business Before Hours March 7 at Milestone Senior Living.
Thank you to the Cheese Caves for hosting us in the beautiful Bachrach Building! To learn more about the Cheese Caves, click here.