Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli opened its doors on January 19, 2017. This building, formerly the Kalona cheese factory, was a well-known
local establishment that closed in late 2014. Bill Evans, CEO and founder of the Open Gates Business Development Corporation, purchased the old cheese factory with hopes to continue to build on the legacy.
The Kalona Creamery Shop & Deli, located on Highway 1 outside Kalona, Iowa, features numerous products made in Iowa including cheese curds, specialty meats and cheeses, pastries, and much more! The Shop & Deli also features delicious, high quality-made fresh daily- soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Opening the shop was just Phase 1 of the Kalona Creamery plan! Phase 2 includes getting in-house cheese curd production up and running. We hope to have this going by the end of 2017. Phase 3 consists of specialty and artisan cheese production. Our goal to start making hard and soft cheese is 2018-2019.
Timeline: Coming soon!