We have found we need to set our prices to reflect the current economic situation and our family’s business values. Our cheese is sold at the cost of our production and, therefore, cannot offer large volume discounts. We appreciate customers who pay cash for the cheese they order, or at least communicate when they will be able to pay in a timely manner.
Through experience, we have realized that we prefer to work with individuals, families, and small businesses who want to purchase a healthy product and build relationships with other like-minded people. Though we want to offer the same fair prices to everyone, we specifically want to reward customers who pay promptly. We prefer customers that consistently order smaller amounts of cheese because that is the way we produce our high-quality farmstead cheese, cellar aging each wheel, hand turning, scrubbing, and individually packaging each wheel at the optimum time.
The other consideration in our pricing is new regulations and “hidden taxation.” We are experiencing new rules from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, hosting 8 inspectors instead of 2, increasing paperwork, and paying licensing fees and permit fees. We are also paying additional fees to the Pa Milk Marketing Board and the National Dairy Board.
The cost of producing cheese, delivering it to customers, and shipping has also gone up. The following prices attempt to address some of these changes.
Our Classic cheeses
Retail: $6.00 per 8 ounces of cut wheels in packaged wedges
Wholesale: $4.00 per 8 ounces of cut wheels in packaged wedges (shipping additional)
Wholesale wheels: $7.00 per pound of a whole wheel of cheese (shipping additional)
Our Select Cheeses
Retail: $4.00 per 6 ounces of cut wheels in packaged wedges
Wholesale: $4.00 per 6 ounces of cut wheels in packaged wedges (shipping additional)
Wholesale wheels: $8.75 per pound of a whole wheel of cheese (shipping additional)
Payment Discount on Delivery
We will be offering a 10% cash discount for cheese paid before shipping or at delivery. Payment by credit card when ordering earns a 5% discount.
Thanks for your understanding and support of our family farm.