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A three-ton cheese, 1911. Smart marketing moves by Minnesota cheese makers.
Parkin created a cheese form four-feet-six-inches in height and nineteen feet in circumference. Photo via MinnPost, courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

Again on the topic of giving your customers a great story to tell: in 1911, Minnesota dairy farmer Arthur Parkin decided to make a three-ton cheddar cheese to promote his county’s cheese makers.

The story of how smart marketing moves made Parkin a big cheese in the state’s dairy industry appears in this morning’s MinnPost.



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