Cuba Cheese Museum

Cuba Cheese Museum Acquaint yourself with the long history of cheese in Cuba. See how it started and adapted to change as technology and agriculture grew. Enter thru Perfect Blend next door. Museum is open during their normal business hours.

Learn the History of Cheese and how it started in Cuba, NY.

Our awesome Cuba Cheese Shoppe!
04/29/2019

Our awesome Cuba Cheese Shoppe!

Cuba has a long, rich history with cheese.

Known in the 1900’s as the “Cheese capital of the world” on every Wednesday during the first half of the century, the US Market price for cheese was set at the Kinney Hotel in Cuba. For over a century Cuba Cheese was only available to the commercial food industry and a few select mail order customers. But in 1976, Cuba Cheese opened its doors and established a retail cheese outlet for the general public.

The Cuba Cheese Shoppe at 53 Genesee St. opened during the summer of 1976. In 1991 the cheese plant decided to get out of retail and the Shoppe was sold to Jeff Bradley of Cuba. In 2007 the store was renovated, expanding as well as adding a mail order packing room in back. In addition to Cuba Cheese, they sell over 450 varieties of domestic, imported and local cheeses. They also have gourmet foods and gift baskets, cheese curd, salt rising bread, and other local products such as honey, chocolates, sauces, maple syrup, Amish goods, jellies, jams and more. The Cuba Cheese Shoppe also added a wholesale truck delivery service to deliver to over 200 stores throughout the Southern Tier.

The Bradleys employ about 15, with more during the busy holiday season. They pride themselves with good customer service and do their best to promote the wonderful NYS cheddar cheeses that originated in 1887 in Cuba. The store is a “must stop” for locals and visitors and often bus tours will make a stop at the Cuba Cheese Shoppe. They are open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is also an online catalogue

Check out their page and their website at www.cubacheese.com.

From 1934 at The St. James Hotel!
03/26/2019

From 1934 at The St. James Hotel!

03/20/2019

Mike Randall ftom Chan 7 visits cheese museum.

An older envelope with 2 cent postage!
03/12/2019

An older envelope with 2 cent postage!

Old Cuba Cheese Shoppe advertisements!
02/12/2019

Old Cuba Cheese Shoppe advertisements!

Just a small difference!
01/28/2019

Just a small difference!

March 1928
01/21/2019

March 1928

Another fun article from the past!
01/17/2019

Another fun article from the past!

An old slip from North Cuba Creamery!
12/03/2018

An old slip from North Cuba Creamery!

From the front page of The Cuba Patriot!Winning and bragging rights to being #1!We really are the big cheese!
11/19/2018

From the front page of The Cuba Patriot!

Winning and bragging rights to being #1!
We really are the big cheese!

Do you remember this article?Cuba Cheese is more famous than you think!Stouffer’s mac and cheese has always been a cla...
11/12/2018

Do you remember this article?
Cuba Cheese is more famous than you think!

Stouffer’s mac and cheese has always been a classic favorite!

We're excited to see everyone at tonight's event! Thank you in advance. We at the Cheese Museum, Cuba Friends, and The P...
10/19/2018

We're excited to see everyone at tonight's event! Thank you in advance. We at the Cheese Museum, Cuba Friends, and The Palmer appreciate your ongoing support. Without you, it is not possible.

11th Annual Beer & Cheese Fest is here!$20 per Ticket! Tickets available at The Palmer Event Center, The Perfect Blend a...
09/24/2018

11th Annual Beer & Cheese Fest is here!
$20 per Ticket! Tickets available at The Palmer Event Center, The Perfect Blend and The Cuba Chamber of Commerce.

We are still looking for Sponsorship! Become a sponsor today!

FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS"Our Story begins in 1958, when Swiss immigrant Hans Epprecht began his neighborhood cheese-deliver...
09/06/2018
About Great Lakes Cheese - Cheese Manufacturing Company

FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS

"Our Story begins in 1958, when Swiss immigrant Hans Epprecht began his neighborhood cheese-delivering business. When his customers asked for more, he responded. He expanded his product line, offering more cheese varieties in greater packaging options. He wanted to provide the best packaging solutions for his customers, and therefore, the Great Lakes Cheese tradition was born.

Today, Great Lakes Cheese serves the nation’s retailers and food service operations as a premier manufacturer and packer of natural and process bulk, shredded, and sliced cheeses. Utilizing our nine state-of-the-art plants, products are distributed coast to coast. At Great Lakes Cheese, we are uncompromising about quality. And we are committed to the customers we serve. From our leadership- to our sales force- to our customers on the line, we deliver our best each day. THE BEST award-winning cheeses. THE BEST service. THE BEST solutions for you.

Great Lakes Cheese remains privately owned by the Epprecht family and over 2,600 dedicated employees. The company is run by an experienced management team, alongside the second generation of the Epprecht family."
From: https://www.greatlakescheese.com/about-great-lakes-cheese.aspx

As hot as it is today, its a perfect day for ice cream. Check out our assorted Cuba Ice Cream Co. items here at the Cuba...
08/15/2018

As hot as it is today, its a perfect day for ice cream. Check out our assorted Cuba Ice Cream Co. items here at the Cuba Cheese Museum!

Nice write up on The Palmer event center and Cheese Museum in the Buffalo Magazine.
05/08/2018

Nice write up on The Palmer event center and Cheese Museum in the Buffalo Magazine.

10th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival
09/08/2017
10th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival coming in October!

10th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival

Join us for a fundraiser for the Cuba Cheese Museum, at our 10th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival.  This event is being held at The Palmer, home of Cuba Cheese Museum.  Featuring craft beer from: - Four Mile Brewing in Olean, NY  - Resurgence Brewing Company of Buffalo, NY - New Belgium Brewing of Fort...

10th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival Sponsorship Opportunities available
09/08/2017
10th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival

10th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival Sponsorship Opportunities available

The members of The Cuba Friends of Architecture invite you to join us and to sponsor our 10th Annual Beer & Cheese Fest, to be held on Friday, October 20, 2017, from 6PM to 8PM.  The event is being held at “The Palmer” - Cuba Palmer Opera House & Event Center, home of the Cuba Cheese Museum.

Woo hoo. Thanks for the coverage of our great little town!!!!
08/10/2017
Cuba, But No Cigar |

Woo hoo. Thanks for the coverage of our great little town!!!!

A quick day trip to Cuba in Allegany County unveiled a sleepy Southern Tier town that has made incredible strides to rejuvenate its community center

Have you checked out Sweet Meredith's Fudgery yet?  It is located in the lobby of the Palmer Opera House & Event Center ...
06/26/2017
Sweet Meredith's Fudgery

Have you checked out Sweet Meredith's Fudgery yet? It is located in the lobby of the Palmer Opera House & Event Center with us! Go ahead and like their page, won't you?

Yummy homemade fudge in a variety of flavors! Treat yourself or someone you love to some fudge!

Been by the Cuba Cheese Museum lately?  SomeBig changes are on their way..... stay tuned!!!!!
04/30/2017

Been by the Cuba Cheese Museum lately? Some
Big changes are on their way..... stay tuned!!!!!

The Chumps stopped for a photo op with Robbie.... thanks for sharing!!!!  If you haven't heard them playing at the Palme...
02/04/2017

The Chumps stopped for a photo op with Robbie.... thanks for sharing!!!! If you haven't heard them playing at the Palmer Opera House & Event Center or out locally, I highly suggest you like their page and check out one of their gigs!

#cubasayscheese nom nom

02/01/2017

Fun Fact:

During the early 1900's Cuba was considered the "cheese center of the world". The price for cheddar cheese was established at a meeting in Cuba each week at the Hotel Kinney, a prominent hostelry in its day, and was accepted as "The Price" nationwide. Numerous small cheese factories were scattered across the countryside at various crossroads in the late 1800's and the first cheese company was formed in Cuba, NY in 1871.

Stop by the Cuba Cheese Museum to learn all about the history of cheese making! We are open whenever The Perfect Blend Coffeehouse & Eatery is open, enter through their storefront!

10/08/2016

Silent Auction Update.....

We have a great silent auction in the works for you including:

A set of Ellen Scott handbags (stop by the Vintage Vibe to see a full collection of these beautiful bags)

A gourmet dinner for four donated by Sandy Keough

An offering from Cutco

A Vintage Vibe package

An Ellicottville NY package including a gift certificate for Dina's Restaurant

Plus more to come..... Thank you again to our premier sponsor Vintage Vibe for providing the beer!

10/08/2016

Tickets are being mailed to our sponsors today, so look for them in the mail on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week! Between sponsorship and current pre-sale numbers it looks like we only have about 50 tickets left before the event is sold out. Hit us up online, or stop by The Perfect Blend Coffeehouse & Eatery, Vintage Vibe, or the Cuba NY Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to grab your tickets ASAP. Don't miss this event!

Our cheese museum robot made an appearance at his first Garlic festival. He was overwhelmed by the attention!!  He survi...
09/19/2016

Our cheese museum robot made an appearance at his first Garlic festival. He was overwhelmed by the attention!! He survived the monsoon rain and wind storm. Hope everyone had a chance to stop and get a selfie pic with him and say Hi!

Be sure to stop by the Cuba Friends of Architecture (Cuba, N.Y.) booth at the Cuba Garlic Festival and take a selfie wit...
09/12/2016

Be sure to stop by the Cuba Friends of Architecture (Cuba, N.Y.) booth at the Cuba Garlic Festival and take a selfie with this guy! Use the tag #CubaSaysCheese when uploading to Instagram, Twitter (@PalmerOpera) or Facebook. One random selfie taker will be chosen on Monday to receive a pair of tickets to the 9th Annual Beer & Cheese Festival.

Cuba NY Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Cuba, NY
Greater Allegany Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism

Welcome to the Cuba Cheese Museum. :) Meet our Greeting Robot.

In the beginning.....
09/12/2016

In the beginning.....

Senator Cathy Young stopped by the Cuba Cheese Museum and Palmer Opera House this week!
07/28/2016

Senator Cathy Young stopped by the Cuba Cheese Museum and Palmer Opera House this week!

It's incredible what you find in forgotten spaces and attics -- even a robot! When I dropped by the Palmer Opera House in Cuba, Dave Crowley and Mike Doyle showed me a version of Robby the Robot, which was a science fiction icon in movies and TV shows during the 1950s and 1960s. Cuba's Robby now serves as a welcoming host in the Opera House Lobby, and was found during renovations on the 3rd floor of an adjacent building. Dave vaguely remembers from his childhood that Robby the Robot may have been brought to town for an expo or parade celebrating Cuba's history. Glad he's been rediscovered and is delighting new generations who visit.

Cuba Cheese Museum Display Photos
07/28/2016

Cuba Cheese Museum Display Photos

Cuba Cheese Museum's cover photo
07/27/2016

Cuba Cheese Museum's cover photo

Welcome to the Cuba Cheese Museum. :) Meet our Greeting Robot.
07/26/2016

Welcome to the Cuba Cheese Museum. :) Meet our Greeting Robot.

Address

12 West Main Street
Cuba, NY
14727

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00
Friday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(585) 209-5512

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