ABOUT US

About Lamp Post Cheese?

Lamp Post Cheese finally has a new home! It has been a journey, and it's still not over, but we have a new home in downtown Lebanon at 107 E Mulberry Street. We will now be able to serve all the cheese enthusiasts from Dayton to Cincinnati. We are busy with renovations, but stay tuned for more news (sign up for newsletter below).

Our goal is to provide the urban community with the end-to-end experience that surrounds cheese. Starting with locally sourced milk from farms, to crafting small artisanal batches. We are bringing this process into the urban community to provide both visual and hands-on opportunities.

In addition, we seek to work with the local food community, to help organize tastings, pairings, events and novel collaborations that allow us to enjoy and learn about cheese and other local foods together. Ultimately, we strive to maintain olde world traditions in cheese crafting, but to place this into a modern context and to make this experience available to urban community.

Lamp Post Cheese, proud members of the American Cheese Society.

Coming Soon

October Grand Opening, Downtown Lebanon Ohio!

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100% Local Milk

Hormone free, grass-fed cows from small local farms.

Hiring Soon

Lamp Post Cheese is accepting applications for future positions!

Contact to Apply: Cecilia or Ryan

NOTE: Our initial Cheese Assistant position has been filled. We are still accepting applications for future positions that will be available in 2-4 months. We are also looking for temporary help for holidays and events.

ABOUT US: We are artisan cheese makers. Our goal is to provide the urban community with the end-to-end experience that surrounds cheese. Starting with locally sourced milk from farms, to crafting small artisanal batches. We are bringing this process into the urban community to provide both visual and hands-on opportunities. Through collaborations and events with other local artisans we strive to create a unique experience for the whole community.

ABOUT POSITION: Starting positions include above minimum wage pay, paid vacation and sick time as well as opportunities to earn bonuses and learn unique skills.

We are seeking a full-time employee interested in a new career. Come join us at our new store in downtown Lebanon. Our small team will be working closely together to create a thriving business. As one of our first new team members your position will cover a wide range of responsibilities and will require a flexible work schedule.

As a member of the Lamp Post Cheese team your functions may include:

  • picking up milk from local farms;
  • assist in cheesemaking;
  • cleaning and turning cheeses;
  • general cleaning of equipment and work spaces;
  • cutting and wrapping cheese;
  • learning about cheese;
  • selling cheese both at the store and at local markets;
  • delivering products;
  • creating cheese and meat boards;
  • tending bar in our tasting room;
  • communicating our passion about cheese, cured meats and food in general and our support for local and artisanal producers;
  • maintaining a strong interest in ongoing learning; and
  • over time, we expect team members to develop leadership skills to manage/run the retail space and tasting room.

Lamp Post Cheese is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial or local law. Applicants must be over the age of 18 with a valid driver’s license.

Contact to Apply: Cecilia or Ryan

OFFERINGS

What is Lamp Post Cheese?

Apollo

Haya, French inspired Tomme.

Our Haya cheese is crafted in the French Tomme style. Tomme is produced mainly in the French Alps and in Switzerland. It is traditionally made with skimmed milk as the fat was used to make butter. In our case, we use locally sourced raw whole milk. It is semi-firm and aged a minimum of two months. Its flavors are fresh, slightly tangy and buttery. It melts well and can be also used in pasta, omelets, other dishes. Haya is really an all occasion cheese.

Apollo, Spanish Mahon style.

Our Apollo cheese is inspired by the Spanish cheese called Mahon. True Mahon is produced in the city of Mahon, capital of Minorca, a small island in the Mediterranean Sea. Ours is a semi-soft cheese and, like all our cheeses, it’s made with locally sourced, raw cow’s milk. It’s pressed wrapped in the cheesecloth and the knot leaves a distinctive mark. During aging, we rub the rind with paprika and olive oil, which produces a rusty color. It’s smooth in texture with buttery and sweet flavors as well as a hint of chocolate.

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Toby, cloth-bound cheddar.

Our Toby cheese is a classic milled curd, English style cheddar. This raw milk cheese is carefully wrapped in cheesecloth and then brushed with butter. With its smooth texture and just a touch of sharpness Toby can be enjoyed alone or paired with other tasty treats. Right now, Toby is aged a minimum of 2 months, but we will be coming out with more mature cheeses in the future.


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Inagural Events and Aging Blog

A new year brings new events and new cheese.

Our Haya cheese is now available and is on its way out to our subscription and pre-order customers. You can also find it in our online store and soon to be at Dirt: A Modern Market in OTR. Don't miss our inaugural event planned at the Skeleton Root winery in OTR. Checkout some artisan cheese and wine pairings on Saturday Feb 11th, just before Valentine's day. Read more to find out why our cheese need to age to be so good.

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Lots of Events in March!

Thanks to all our friends at DIRT. Yesterday we were there handing out samples and saying hi to everyone. You can find our cheeses at DIRT, located on 131 W Elder St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 in Findlay Market. They also sells lots of other local products. Go by and visit to support our local community.

Raw Milk Day

Raw Milk Cheese

Saturday April 22 it’s Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day, an international celebration of raw milk cheese. All around the world, cheesemakers, stores and cheesemongers will be celebrating this day with different events.

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Happy Birthday Lamp Post

Thanks to all of our supporters and customers. We have grown up quickly and our current situation cannot keep up with demand. We are at a cross roads, and it is time to grow or move on.

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Season’s Greetings!!!

At Lamp Post Cheese we wish you a great holiday season filled with good company, delicious food and cheese, of course! Don’t forget the cheese! If you haven’t got any cheese yet, we are here to help!

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Cheese 101

We have been quiet for a few months as things are going slower than we expected. But we now have a new home. Read our update and to learn about our cheeses and how they compare to other cheeses you know.


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