Ohio is home to nearly 30 cheesemakers – some have been producing local favorites since the turn of the century, while others have begun creating new varieties as recently as 2019. Explore these cheesemakers who offer their delicious products at there stores or online.
Black Radish Creamery offers both fresh and cave aged cheeses, as well as unique fruit preserves, created with cheese in mind. Its products, as well as a variety of other Ohio-made cheeses, can be found at the North Market storefront in downtown Columbus and at their facility in Alexandra.
Blue Jacket Dairy has made fresh artisan cheese, including Cheddar curds, quark, aged cheeses and halloumi. This great-tasting cheese made from local cow’s milk can be purchased from their online shop, as well as in-person at their production facility in Bellefontaine.
Bobell Cheese Company in West Salem is proud to offer premium quality, farmstead cheese made in small batches by hand using traditional Old-World methods. Its cheeses are available to purchase online for delivery or pickup.
Broad Run Cheese House has been selling cheese in Dover since 1933. The scenic cheese shop offers a diverse range of locally made hard and soft cheeses, wine and other specialty products, which are also available for online purchase.
Bunker Hill Cheese offers a wide variety of cheeses at the Heini’s Cheese Chalet in Millersburg. Its products are also available for online purchase and delivery, as well as at several other retail stores.
Canal Junction Cheese specializes in producing carefully crafted artisan cheeses directly from the farmstead. Its signature cheeses can be purchased at the farm in Defiance or at a local farmers market.
Colonial Classics Farmstead offers grass-fed artisan cheese made on the farm from raw cow’s milk. Crafted in their state-of-the-art facility, the cheese is aged to varying degrees of sharpness and flavor, and is available for purchase on the family farm in Scio.
Fresh Start Farm is a Jersey dairy farm and creamery in northern Shelby County that specializes in cheese curds, as well as bottled milk and yogurt. The cheesemaker offers farm-site pickup, which can be scheduled ahead on its website.
Guggisberg Cheese is a fourth-generation cheese company that has been producing award-winning cheese in Millersburg since 1950. Home of the original Baby Swiss cheese, they offer a wide variety of classic cheeses available for purchase online or at their store in Charm.
Kuhweid Creamery creates small-batch artisan cheese weekly using local Jersey milk. Owned and operated by a retired dairy farmer out of a restored historical cheese house, its cheese can be purchased onsite at their facility in Sugar Creek.
Laurel Valley Creamery is a farmstead cheesemaker in Gallipolis that specializes in naturally aged raw milk cheese in addition to several pasteurized specialty cheeses, available for purchase at several retail and farmers markets listed on their website.
Marchant Manor Cheese offers a collection of hand-crafted bloomy rind and soft triple-cream cheeses made from local Guernsey cow milk. The European style shop in Cleveland Heights features a wide range of artisanal cheeses and local cheese accoutrements available for purchase.
Mayfield Road Creamery is a farmstead cheesemaker in Orwell that creates specialty cheeses with great care from its herd of cattle. Products are available for pickup at their store, which is open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Middlefield Original Cheese is produced in the heart of Ohio Amish country in Middlefield. Milk from Amish farms is delivered daily to its operation and transformed into a wide variety of traditional cheeses and cheese curds available to purchase in the store or online for delivery.
Old Forge Dairy is a small, family-owned cheese producer in Kent. It offers a variety of aged cheeses with raw milk sourced from their herd of Ayrshire dairy cows, available at several local retailers listed on their website.
Pearl Valley Cheese has been producing award-winning Swiss cheese in Fresno since 1928. The family-owned business offers several types of Swiss cheese, as well as alternative cheese varieties available at their company store or online.
Rothenbuhler Cheese has been producing high quality Swiss cheese in Middlefield since 1956. The third-generation family business is deeply committed to the tradition and art of cheesemaking, and its products can be found in person at their facility or at their online store.
Rowdy Cow is a small farmstead creamery, where whole milk is bottled steps from where the cows are milked. It offers traditional farmhouse and bloomy-rind cheese, as well as beef products, which can be ordered for pickup at the farm in Burton.
Tri State Cheese in Hicksville offers a wide variety of cheeses made with milk sourced from farms in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Its products can be ordered online as well as in several retail locations listed on their website.
Turkeyfoot Creek Creamery in Wauseon offers a variety of traditional cheeses and cheese curds. Hours and up-to-date information for the cheese shop are listed on its Facebook page.
Urban Stead Cheese is an urban cheese company in the heart of Cincinnati. Urban Stead offers their award-winning aged cheese, cheese boards and wine selection at their tasting room, as well as for curbside pickup.
Yellow House Cheese focuses on producing quality small-batch cheeses and meat varieties that are available at their store in Seville, which is open Tuesday through Thursday, and for local delivery and pickup on Saturdays.
Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs produces farmstead cheese using milk from its herd of Jersey cows. Young’s offers a variety of cheese and other dairy products in its store, including its best-selling Cheddar curds. Select products and other items from their restaurant menu are available for online ordering and pickup.
How awesome would it be, if someone were able to purchase cheeses from each of the Ohio suppliers and place them in a single gift box and you could get an assortment?
I imagine it will be hard to find Ohio cheese here in Wisconsin. I just love cheese and cheese sampling. Even two or more kinds of cheese of the same type can taste different (I suppose similar to wines and chocolates.)