Great people make the Pinconning and Linwood area a wonderful place to live, play, work and visit. Located on the beautiful Saginaw Bay, you’ll find a friendly atmosphere, trophy walleye, and famous Pinconning cheese!
The 2020 CheeseTown race and festival have been canceled for 2020. We look forward to seeing you in the 2021, for the 37th Annual CheeseTown Race & Festival!
P.O. Box 856, Pinconning, MI. 48650-0856
989-879-2816 voice mail
2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Pinconning cheese. Dan Horn, a Wisconsin transplant, created the unique Colby recipe in 1915, when he opened the first cheese factory in town, on the property that is now home to the Pinconning Cheese Store & Fudge Shoppe. Deforestation had all but eliminated lumbering, the area’s main source of income; Pinconning was looking for a new industry, and local dairy farmers needed away to use and market the milk they produced. Good ol’ Midwest ingenuity ensued and a Michigan tradition was born!
Pinconning cheese is a type of Colby, although because of limited refrigeration in the early years, it was aged in cellars, at higher-than-normal temperatures, giving the cheese its unique flavor.