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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!
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.