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Swiss Cheese Gift Box

Everyone loves cheese, but our students will love you more when you purchase Purdue Ag Alumni Swiss Cheese. Purdue Swiss is not only a Boilermaker tradition, but also a fundraiser for students in the College of Agriculture. Your purchase goes toward the Purdue Ag Alumni Trust Fund, providing opportunities for students through programs, scholarships, trips and even student space.

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
(765) 494-8285

Wildcat Creek Winery
3233 E. 200 N.
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 838-3498

University Book Store - coming soon!

If you are interested in becoming a retailer of the Ag Alumni Swiss Cheese,  please e-mail Brandi Farrer at for more information. 

Order Online

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:


Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association, 715 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-8593

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