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Video: 75 Years of Edam Cheese

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi State celebrated seventy five years of one of its most beloved products: Edam cheese. If you’ve been around the Starkville area any length of time, you’ve probably heard of Edam cheese. After the product was introduced in 1938 by Professor Herzer, sales steadily grew. It didn’t take Edam cheese long to be in high demand across the country. While other flavors have been added, Edam cheese remains the most popular.

“Oh they love it! And it’s sold all over the United Stated,” said Leota Cardwell, long time supporter of Mississippi State. ”Every state in the Union orders cheese.”

After 75 years of high quality production, Edam cheese balls have become a trademark of Mississippi State. What began as a modest venture has become a national legend. This year alone over 45,000 Edam cheese balls were sold world wide.

What has made this cheese so special? Long time consumers say careful assembling, a rich history in production, and a high quality product. Jean Miesse has been buying Mississippi State cheese for over 30 years.

“I’ve always come to the cheese office. Not only for myself but everybody else. ‘you’re going to State, bring me some cheese!’ You’ll have to try it and you’ll love it.

Mississippi State continues the tradition of Edam cheese through research and manufacturing to always ensure the best cheese around. To purchase Edam cheese visit www.msucheese.com.