The cheese program began in 1969 by Dave Pfendler, a 38-year employee of Purdue who retired in 1974 as associate dean of agriculture, as a fundraising enterprise for Purdue agricultural students.
Purdue Swiss is available online year-round and gift boxes come in the following sizes.
- 2lb wheel
- 5lb wheel
- 4 – 1.25lb quarters
- 4 – 1lb assorted cheeses
The cheese is packaged in an insulated box with cooler packs to keep it fresh for up to four days. In addition to online orders, the product is available at select retail outlets below. If you are interested in becoming a retailer of the Ag Alumni Swiss Cheese, please contact Brandi Farrer at email@example.com to learn more.
Ag Alumni Swiss Cheese is currently available for purchase in-person at:
Boilermaker Butcher Block
On campus - south of the Creighton Hall of Animal Sciences Building (across from Harrison Street Parking Garage)
Land O'Lakes Inc. Center for Experiential Learning
720 Clinic Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Wildcat Creek Winery
3233 E. 200 N.
Lafayette, IN 47905
Here’s what to expect when you order your gift box online: