13th Century


Birth of the Farm Co-op

During this time, most cheese was "homemade" on the farm by women and we begin to see the emergence of more varieties. 

The early development of Farm Co-operatives began in this time.  Villages, towns, and regions realized the power of pooling milk and resources as well as sharing the cheese produced.  The first recorded farm co-operative was in 1267 located in Déservilliers, France.