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Dorothy Demeter

The Trailblazing Woman Who Dreamed of Cheese


Dorothy Demeter was born into the cheese world. After all, her family ran the Illinois-based Kolb-Lena Cheese Company. Born in 1932, Dorothy tended chickens on the farm as a child; she’d visit the plant and watch her father design cheese cutters, until eventually she joined him on his rounds. When Dorothy, an only child, grew […]