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Shannon, Harold T. I. (Harold Timothy I) "The Pauly Cheese Company"


The Pauly Cheese Company: This article traces the history of the Pauly Cheese Company, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Once one of the largest manufacturers in the world of both natural and processed cheese, the company was founded in 1878 by Nicholas Pauly ( - 1921), who migrated to Wisconsin from Luxembourg in 1874. The article summarizes the early history of cheese-making in Wisconsin and discusses Pauly's inspiration for learning the trade, as well as the involvement of his wife and sons in making his business a success. By the early 1900s, the Pauly Cheese Company was selling up to 10 million pounds of cheese per year and had established numerous warehouses throughout Wisconsin. The article also briefly describes the decline in Wisconsin's cheese factories due to advances in transportation. (3 pages)

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Citation: Shannon, Harold T. I. (Harold Timothy I) "The Pauly Cheese Company" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 38 /Issue: 4 (1954-1955)

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