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Retailers and restaurants across the country stock our products. However, many businesses purchase our cheeses through specialty food distributors and we’re not always aware of the “final destination” of our cheeses. Your best bet is to ask for our cheeses by brand name (i.e. Buttermilk Blue® from Roth). Your local grocery store should be able to source any of our cheeses for you. Send us an email if you are looking for a particular Roth variety, and we’ll do our best to track down a retail outlet in your area. You can also check out our Product Locator.
Our cheesemakers get an early start to the day, so the best times to catch some action in the viewing hall are from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS, OUR VIEWING HALL IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. However, the Alp & Dell store is open.
Alp and Dell Store Hours:
657 2nd St
Monroe, WI 53566
Monday – Saturday: 9:00am — 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am — 4:00pm
The store and viewing hall are always CLOSED on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
The main concern for vegetarians is the type of rennet, or coagulant, used in the cheesemaking process. The majority of Roth cheeses, such as Grand Cru® Original, Grand Cru® Reserve, Buttermilk Blue® and GranQueso® are crafted with vegetarian rennet from GMO-free micro-organisms. If you have any questions about a particular variety, please feel free to drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
We take many precautions to inhibit cross-contamination of allergens, including gluten, during the production and packaging of our cheeses. All Roth cheeses fall below the FDA’s definition for gluten-free products. While the blue mold cultures used to make our blue-veined cheeses are grown on bread, our mold incubation process and purification reduces the amount of gluten in the cheese cultures. In the cheese making process, a small amount of this culture (about 100 mg per 200 liters of milk) is used per vat. Testing has shown that all Roth blue-veined cheeses have less than the detectable limit of 5 ppm of gliadin (the detectable component of gluten). This is far below the FDA’s proposed definition for gluten free products of 20 ppm. These tests include our range of blue-veined cheeses–Buttermilk Blue®, Blue Affinée and Moody Blue®.
All of our cheeses are 100% natural and most are rBST-free. However, it should be noted that no significant difference has been shown between r-BST supplemented and non-rBST supplemented cows.
Since snow covers Wisconsin pastures in the winter it would be difficult to pull off. We leave the choice up to our farmers on how best to manage their herds. All feed their cows with a carefully chosen diet that can include fresh grasses when available. But you can be certain that all the milk we use is 100% natural and of the finest quality.