Did someone say "cheese"...as in "fresh cheese curds"?

The Kalona Creamery Shop and Deli is open again. According to the store's website, yesterday was a "soft" opening for the store, with a formal "grand opening" scheduled for February 4.

Many former and first time customers stopped by to see the changes Kalona's Open Gates Group has made since purchasing the building last year. In fact, there were customers waiting to come inside before the store opened up.

Mindy Seiffert, Director of the Open Gates Group said "We're just in the early stages here so we will be adding more product. We are excited to finish this phase of the project."

The Shop & Deli, located on Highway 1 outside Kalona, Iowa, will feature numerous products made in Iowa including cheese curds, specialty meats and cheeses, pastries, and more. The Shop & Deli will also feature fresh daily soups, salads, and sandwiches.

[source: Kalona Creamery, CBS2 News]