09 Dec Golden Ridge Cheese Cooperative Project
The Golden Ridge Cheese Cooperative (GRCC) is a small Blue Cheese factory north of Cresco, Iowa. The factory is owned by approximately 50 small farmers that produce grade B milk. The Cooperative members requested assistance with grant writing to help them get the factory up and running. Northeast Iowa RC&D wrote a Value Added Development Grant for Blue Cheese production, the grant was approved for $500,000.