While I was pushing my cart around the Lynn’s Dakotamart here in Custer the other day, I noticed something new in the deli section. As I rolled over there, dodging small children wheedling frosted cupcakes from their parents, I saw that it was a whole new line of South Dakota made cheeses. I love cheese, have even made my own once (but that’s another post), so I stopped to take a look.
The cheeses come from Dimock Dairy Cooperative in Dimock, which is located in Hutchinson County. It’s the state’s oldest dairy coop, having started up back in 1931. Currently there are about 40 shareholders in the coop, and it produces a wide variety of cheeses.
In fact, there were so many cheeses, I spent about five minutes in deep perusal in front of the deli case. Since I live with a couple of purists when it comes to cheese, I opted for Colby Jack and Cheddar rather than some of the more daring types, such as Habanero, Black Pepper, Dill, Tomato Basil or Garlic Parsley. They also have Smoked Cheddar, which I’m anxious to sample because I dearly loved smoked cheese.
Watch for Dimock cheese at your local grocery store. Supporting South Dakota cheesemakers is well worth your money, and your tastebuds will thank you.