The first cream
cheese factory was built and operated by Mr. Dippe Millar.
Here he made cream cheese using his own secret formula upon
which he had worked for some time. For some years, he became
quite famous for his special cheese which he exhibited all
over the world. He trained the Mclaren brothers, and also
Jacob Kraft, who, after learning the secret of cream cheese
spread, branched out to form their own companies. The McLarens
marketed a brand known as “Imperial” from Toronto
and Kraft took the Millar secret to Milwaukee to launch his
company. It is now known as the Kraft Cheese firm.
A publicity stunt in the mid 1800's lead
to the creation of a 7,300 pound "Mammoth Cheese", and inspired
the famous poet, James McIntire, to write the now-classic
"Ode to the Mammoth Cheese."