By Tim Kowols
Ever since the price of cheese was 9.25 cents a pound in the 1890s, the Krohn family has been a part of making it in Kewaunee County. Krohn Dairy Store in Luxemburg, now owned by Agropur, celebrated 125 years of operation over the weekend, which has seen close to 50 cheese factories in Kewaunee County come and go during that time. Jean Doell’s grandfather Charles Krohn bought the factory for just over $3000 in the early 1900s after leasing it previously and says one decision may have saved the whole operation.
Doell’s brother Roger Krohn remains a master cheesemaker at the plant and appreciates the community support it has received over the years.
Krohn and fellow Agropur cheesemaker Terry Lensmire won awards for their work at the Luxemburg plant earlier this year, earning honors for their mozzarella and provolone varieties in the United States Cheese Contest.