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 currently available in-person at the below locations and online year-round.
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
If you are interested in becoming a retailer of the Ag Alumni Swiss Cheese, please e-mail Brandi Farrer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When ordering online year-round, below are the sizes that gift boxes come in.
- 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.
Here’s what to expect when you order your gift box online: