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 will soon be available at West Lafayette PayLess stores and the Boiler Butcher Block.
Here’s what to expect when you order your gift box online: