Ten years ago, the Marcoot sisters would probably have told you there was no chance they'd devote their lives to cheese. As teenagers, sisters Amy and Beth had been sat down by their farmer dad and told his expectations for them in no uncertain terms: “I don’t want you coming back to the farm." He advised his daughters to do what they wanted in life rather than feel they were bound to their ancestral homestead in Greenville, IL.
Thankful for the lack of pressure, Amy went for her master’s in counseling, Beth became a licensed therapist, and everything was fine -- until their mom called one day and mentioned their dad was planning to sell the farm. When the reality hit that their seventh-generation dairy farm was about to pass out of their hands, the women realized they wanted to not only preserve the family’s legacy -- but make production sustainable while keeping it profitable. Funny enough, holding themselves to a higher standard led them to invent a best-selling dessert... but first, they had to responsibly reinvent their work process.