Are you trying to find information on cheese stores in Indiana? We’ve featured 9 of the state’s finest in the list below.
1. Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Co.
Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Co. is a well-known name in Indiana. They’re a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business that crafts delicious cheese with local Indiana dairy and labor – and the cheese is proof of their success. Yoder’s is open from 8-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays.
Yoder’s is known for many things – delicious smoked and cured meats, incredible butter, and yes – some of the best local cheese. They offer a wide range of cheeses, from harder, more “classic” options like cheddar to more unique options such as habanero, caraway, and raw milk cheeses. Realistically, Yoder’s is your best bet to buy genuinely fresh, top-notch cheese (and meat) in Indiana.
Swing by Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Co.’s contact page to learn more.
2. Squirrel Creek Bulk Foods
Squirrel Creek Bulk Foods is many things – a cheese shop, deli, spice store, and gathering place for the community. They’ve built a name as the best one-stop-shop for deli trips, charcuterie arrangements, and more, as their selection of local cheese, meat, and freshly baked bread is top-tier. Squirrel Creek is open from 8:30-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Mondays.
As for the food on offer, Squirrel Creek Bulk Foods keeps things simple. They have one of Indiana’s most extensive supplies of local cheeses, alongside a swathe of cured meats, freshly baked goods, and (surprisingly) bulk spices! While the offering may seem eclectic, they offer such top-notch cheese and meat that we simply couldn’t ignore Squirrel Creek Bulk Foods.
Head to Squirrel Creek’s Facebook page to reach out.
3. Oh Mamma’s
Oh Mamma’s is something extraordinary. Whether you want to grab a quick snack or get yourself a cheese subscription service (the dream), they’ve got you covered. While the main goal for Oh Mamma’s is to serve the best local cheese possible, they also have tasty subs, platters, and more. Oh Mamma’s is open from 10-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9-4 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed Sunday-Monday.
They have a broad offering at Oh Mamma’s, as mentioned above. While they certainly have a great selection of international and local cheese, this shop tries to mix things up. Visitors can grab bulk cheese, charcuterie platters, and even “Cheese Church” (which we’ll leave as a surprise). Ultimately, Oh Mamma’s is Indiana’s love for cheese personified and given a brick-and-mortar location.
Go to Oh Mamma’s Facebook page to learn more.
4. Risin’ Creek Creamery
Risin’ Creek Creamery is likely a well-known name for locals at this point, but they should be known much farther than lil’ old Indiana. Risin’ Creek is a multi-award-winning creamery and cheese shop known for innovative, best-in-class cheese. Risin’ Creek is open from 8-12 at various farmers’ markets across the town, with an online store in the works.
If you love goat cheese and all the forms it can take when given a bit of love, you’ll instantly love Risin’ Creek. They’re known for creating tangy, complex, and genuinely delicious goat cheese with local produce and inspiration that brings them the recognition they so rightly deserve. Risin’ Creek can be found at the Bloomington Woolery, Carmel, and Franklin farmers’ markets – so give them a peek!
Head to Risin’ Creek Creamery’s home page to learn more.
5. Heritage Ridge Creamery
Heritage Ridge Creamery is an aptly named cheesemonger that follows its Amish roots. Taking advantage of the simple (yet delicious) Amish tradition of creating cheese and butter, Heritage has earned a name for quality dairy across all of Indiana. Heritage Ridge Creamery is open from 9-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays.
While you can undoubtedly find Heritage Ridge in many of the cheese shops on this list, they offer more than just cheese. You can meet the people (and, more importantly, cows) who made the cheese, tour the facility, and sample some tasty dairy. Heritage Ridge is especially well known for its Colby, Colby Jack, and Amish-style cheeses.
Head to Heritage Ridge Creamery’s Facebook page to get in touch.
6. Golfo Di Napoli Dairy Caffè
Golfo Di Napoli Dairy Caffè is nestled in the heart of Warren, Indiana. Golfo Di Napoli makes and sells locally crafted, sourced, and made Italian-style cheese and is owned by the Somma family – Neapolitan immigrants. Ultimately, Golfo di Napoli is the best “Italian” cheese you’ll get outside of Italy. Golfo Di Napoli is open from 11-7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, from 11-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11-3 p.m. on Sunday, and closed on Monday.
While they serve a broad range of Italian-inspired local bits of produce, there are a few standouts from Golfo Di Napoli. Namely, their ricotta, mozzarella, and burrata are each handcrafted daily in Italian tradition, using the freshest local dairy. Each is bursting with flavor and texture and, importantly, ethically sourced from local dairy farmers.
Swing by Golfo Di Napoli’s contact page to find out more.
7. Crystal Springs Creamery
Crystal Springs Creamery is yet another well-known local name in Indiana. Based just outside of Osceola, Crystal Springs, they opened their doors in 2019 and since have earned a reputation for bringing preservative-free, homemade yogurt and dairy to locals. Crystal Springs is open from 9-5 p.m. every day of the week except Sunday.
As for the products Crystal Springs creates, it’s simple – they make top-tier dairy. Whether you want something simple like milk, something healthy and preservative-free (yogurt), or cheese (the reason you’re here), Crystal Springs has you covered. They’re best known for their cheese curds, so maybe poutine should be on the menu tonight?
Head to Crystal Springs Creamery’s contact page to get in touch.
8. Murray’s Cheese
Murray’s Cheese is a chain that needs no introduction. It seems as though there’s a Murray’s in every nook and cranny in Indiana (not that we’re complaining) – and there are certainly worse problems to have. Murray’s is known for its massive selection of cheese and meat for your next charcuterie night. Murray’s (Indianapolis location) is open from 9-6 p.m. seven days a week.
Cheese lovers beware – Murray’s is apt to be your grave, should you dwindle too long. Some may argue they have too much cheese, ranging from hard alpine cheeses to funky blues, oaky French cheeses, and plenty of sweet, nutty, stinky, soft, and any other cheese you could imagine. And best of all, they have a large selection of cured meats to round out that board!
Swing by Murray’s Cheese’s contact page to find your location.
9. Simply Cheese
Simply Cheese’s name rather says it all. As our final entry on this list, they do things, well, simply. And it’s for the better, as embracing tradition has allowed the masters at Simply Cheese to bring us genuinely excellent dairy from local master mongers. Aurora’s Simply Cheese is open from 9-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and closed Saturday-Sunday.
Simply Cheese is known for two things – Amish-style butter and cheese. While they certainly have best sellers (cheese curds, parmesan, smoked cheddar, you know – the usual), there’s more to their offerings. Simply Cheese also crafts goat cheese, ages alpine-style cheeses, and even makes some of their own meats! Ultimately, simply cheese’s accurate name belies the deliciousness awaiting those who visit.
Head to Simply Cheese’s Facebook page to learn more.