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Silver & Lewis Cheese Factory Cooperative is Celebrating 125 Years


November 10, 2022

On April 6, 1897, Silver & Lewis Cheese Factory Company was incorporated when the Silver and Lewis families agreed on a joint business venture. In 1963, the dairy cooperative was formed. Later, in 1966, all the farms that produced milk for the factory transitioned from milk cans to milk truck delivery. Today, Silver & Lewis receives milk from 17 local dairy farms located throughout Green and Dane County. The herd size of these farms average between 50 and 90 cows. Although the Lewis family is no longer involved in the factory, the Silvers continue to ship their milk there.


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