A Fresh Whey of Life

From Minnesota Alumni Magazine Winter 2015

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Alise Sjostrom (B.S. ’09) knew at age 16 that she wanted to be a cheesemaker. Her business, Redhead Creamery in Brooten, Minnesota, officially makes her one. She and her husband, Lucas (B.S. ’09), milk 180 cows on their farm and gravity-flow the milk directly to their cheese plant as the cows are being milked. The result, they say, is “ridiculously good cheese curds.” Their Bandage-Wrapped Aged Farmhouse Cheddar, first made at the University of Minnesota’s pilot plant, will be ready for order during the holidays. And yes, Alise has red hair.

MINNESOTA ALUMNI MAGAZINE, Winter2015

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