In the early 1940s, Frederick Louis Maytag II with his brother, Robert Maytag, created a cheese plant and storage caves on the farm to take advantage of a process developed by Iowa State University researchers to make blue cheese out of cow's milk instead of traditional sheep's milk. On October 11, 1941, the first wheels of Maytag Blue Cheese were formed.
Dairy Farms Almost Gone from Metro Landscape; Rising Operating Costs, Long Hours and Stagnant Prices Have Taken a Toll. Espite Fewer Farmers, Production Has Risen Slightly in the Past Year
Sep 12, 2012; Byline: PAUL LEVY; STAFF WRITER Kathy Steinke begged her husband, Doug, not to convert their hog and cattle operation in...