June 8, 2016

Kalona Creamery Landmark Quest!

We need your help!

You may have heard that the Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli will be opening this fall, with production to follow in 2017. We recently removed the large silos that were out front of the building to make way for our new production equipment, so now we need a new landmark. This is where you come in! From June 8-July 15th, 2016, we will be holding a contest where fans can submit their Kalona Creamery landmark ideas. Think eye-catching structures, art or signage; all ideas are welcome! If we choose your landmark, or a version of your landmark, you will receive a hot-off-the-press Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli T-Shirt!*


Craving more details?

The Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli will open this fall and will feature Midwest-made products and a deli. The decor will include local reclaimed steel, wood, and original exposed brick walls. As mentioned above, production at this facility will begin in 2017. We will focus on specialty and organic dairy products, including cheese curds. After the shop opens this fall, we will rebrand the Highway 1 corner to be Kalona Creamery Corner. This area will become a campus­-style facility consisting of the shop and deli, a dairy production facility, milk receiving and more!

To enter, simply email your landmark idea, photo, or design to or message us on Facebook!

Winner will be announced on August 1, 2016!

#KCLandmarkQuest #CurdsComeback #KalonaCreamery


*Ideas must be emailed to by 11:59 p.m. July 15, 2016. To be eligible for the prize, contestants must provide their email address. Idea and first name may be posted on the Kalona Creamery website, newsletter and social media sites. Winner will be notified via email. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest open to residents of the continental United States of America. Subject to change. Kalona Creamery is under no obligation to use any of the ideas submitted. Landmark decision will be made based on company goals and landmark must meet certain regulations.


9 Comments on “Kalona Creamery Landmark Quest!

Judy Saluri
June 8, 2016 at 8:09 pm

A great big cheese curd!

June 13, 2016 at 7:10 am

Thanks, Judy! I will get this entered in the contest! 🙂

Chris West
June 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

It would be nice to integrate the farmer, cows and chickens some how. A statue or sign of them together? It is a way of life for the area and with a very long history of it. To grand to ignore how it goes hand in hand. Hard labor and production from heritage to the land/livestock they own.

June 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Back in the 60’s there was an ice cream shop in North Liberty called Purple Cowboys, and you guessed it, they had a very large purple cow on a trailer in the parking lot. It definitely was a landmark! I belive it was used in parades, etc. to promote the business.
I’m not suggesting you have the same, but a large Holstein would mark the spot well!

June 13, 2016 at 7:11 am

Thanks, Evelyn! We love learning about stuff like this. After you posted this, one of our employees said that his mother actually used to waitress there! I will be sure to get your idea entered into our contest!

June 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm

I remember as a child we would travel through Fennimore, WI and would always look for the statue of Igor the Mouse with a wedge of cheese in front of the cheese factory there. A fond childhood memory.
One idea that comes to mind is to incorporate a quilt design (to represent Kalona) somehow into your landmark.

Some landmark ideas:
butter churn,
man milking a cow,

August 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

Thanks, Carol!

Terra Hutchens
July 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm

A huge Cheese Wheel!

August 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

Thanks, Terra!


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