Property: Blue Moon Cheese Factory




Surnames: Whitney, Hunter


----Sources: Glass Plate photos owned by the Clark Co., Press, Clark Co., Wisconsin



Blue Moon Cheese Factory


We received the photo below which was extracted from glass plates. It was likely taken in the late 1930's and the only notation on it was "Blue Moon Cheese Factory". If you know where this factory was located, and/or the owners, or any history of it, please contact us.



Clark County, Wisconsin Cheese Factories and Dairies Index





Contact: Leon G. Konieczny 

Property: Blue Moon Cheese Factory

According to my father, the Blue Moon Cheese Factory was located in the city of Thorp, north of the railroad tracks and to the west. Its cheese won many awards at the county fairs about 20-30 years ago.





Property: Blue Moon Cheese Factory


My name is David Hunter and I live in Key West, Fl. I found in the trash, a wooden box for Blue Moon Cheese. I then tracked this wed site. I lived in WI, Port Washington, for 10 years. My dad's twin brother, John Patrick Hunter was the editor of the Capitol Times in Madison for many years.


If someone wants this wooden box that would be of a sentimental value to anyone I would be more than glad to send it to them. Let me know.


Thank you,


David Hunter 912 James St. Rear Key West FL 33040-Ph. 305 293 9499 As



Property: Blue Moon Cheese Factory


I was cleaning out my garage and came across this old wood cheese box that says Manufactured by Blue Moon Foods  Thorp, Wis. Above this it says five pounds net wt.

Pasteurized Process cheese. It has a blue moon on each side of this. It's in really dirty shape. I would like to see it go to a family member, or the  right person, if they are interested.  Below is a scan of this box.

Thanks, Jerry Litzel-Ames, Iowa 50014, #515 292 8123



Property: Blue Moon Cheese Factory - Founder

My Grandfather, Jason F. Whitney, Sr., founded not only Blue Moon Cheese Factory and June Dairy, but Phenix Cheese Company as well.  "June" was his wife (June Bandler Whitney), my Grandmother,  although her real name was "Molly" but my Grandfather said, as the story goes, "We'll just call you June".  He loved his wife very much and named June Dairy after his wife, not his daughter.  

In 1928 Kraft merged (acquired) Phenix Cheese Company, the maker of a cream cheese branded as "Philadelphia Cream Cheese" founded by my Grandfather Jason F. Whitney, Sr., and the company changed its name to Kraft-Phenix Cheese Company.

I happened to stumble upon your website and thought I would help contribute a little more information as I am the last of the true "Whitney" Family by lineage.  Jason F. Whitney, Jr., my Father, passed away January of 1998.  June Whitney Amaral, my Aunt, passed away May of 2014.  Jason F. Whitney, III



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