Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - The Cheese People of Grand Rapids

What type of Rennet is used in your cheese?

Ah, the cheese alchemy secret! We've got two types of rennet in our cheesemaking toolbox: Animal and Microbial (Vegetarian) Rennet. Most of our cheese is crafted with the magic of Microbial Rennet, while a select few use Animal Rennet (look for the ⭐️ next to their names in our Cheesemonger Descriptions). Oh, and fun fact: even our House Aged Buttermilk Bleu dances to the tune of Vegetarian Rennet, despite being made with raw milk. Raw milk = animal rennet; pasteurized milk = vegetarian rennet. Easy peasy, cheesy!

Are the cows 100% grass-fed? How are the cows treated?

Our cheese VIPs, like the Pleasant Ridge Reserve, are indeed made from 100% grass-fed milk by the fine folks at the Creamery. They keep it old-school, following traditions passed down through centuries. As for our other cheeses, they enjoy a special blend of both grass-fed and grain-fed goodness. Our cows are living the high life, receiving top-notch nutrients and the royal treatment. Happy cows make the best milk, and our blessed cheesemakers know it!

Do you use Hormones or Antibiotics?

Absolutely not! We're all about clean, pure milk. Every drop we use is hormone (rBST/rBGH) and antibiotic-free. Your cheese deserves nothing less!

Do you sell dairy-free cheese?

While we don't have vegan-made cheeses, we've got a delightful surprise for our lactose-intolerant pals. Goat and Sheep milk cheeses are often considered dairy-free alternatives! πŸŽ‰ Check out our selection [HERE](link) for some fantastic options to satisfy your cheesy cravings. πŸ₯³

Do you have a physical store?

Nope, you won't find us in a brick-and-mortar store, but fret not, cheese aficionados! You can get your cheese fix right here on our website. πŸ§€ And guess what? We love a good cheese rendezvous, so meet us at a farmers market near you for some cheesy delights!

Which Markets are you at?

We're cheese-chasing all over Michigan! πŸš—πŸ§€ We hit up several markets each week, and we'd love to see your cheese-loving faces. Slide into our DMs, and we'll spill the curds on where you can find us next! πŸ—ΊοΈ

What types of cheese do you offer?

Oh, we've got a cheese rainbow happening here! From creamy brie to tangy cheddar and everything in between. You name it, we've probably got it! Check out our website for the full cheese-tastic menu.

Can I get cheese gift baskets for special occasions?

Absolutely! Our cheese gift baskets are like treasure chests of dairy delight. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or just because you're a cheese lover (who needs an excuse, right?). Browse our gift selection and give the gift of cheese happiness.
Can I show off my love for cheese with some cool cheese-themed apparel?

Absolutely! We've got the cheesiest collection of apparel you'll ever lay your eyes on. Deck yourself out in cheesy style and become a walking cheese billboard! πŸ§€πŸ‘‘ Check out our merch section for some seriously gouda fashion.

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