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Bunker Hill Cheesecast

Bunker Hill Cheesecast

By Bunker Hill Cheesecast

Bunker Hill Cheese has been making cheese in Holmes County, OH since 1935. Heini's Cheese Chalet, our retail store, has been a favorite tourist destination for almost as long. In this podcast we'll talk cheese, Ohio Amish Country life, and more!
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Episode 33– Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 106 – Speaking Dutch
Episode 33– Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 106 – Speaking Dutch
Esther Schlabach joins the podcast today to talk more about Growing Up Amish. We're talking dutch today so be sure to join us!
29:56
September 30, 2021
Episode 32 – Gary Yoder, Owner Dutch Craft Furniture
Episode 32 – Gary Yoder, Owner Dutch Craft Furniture
Amish hand crafted hard wood furniture has a quality that is hard to beat! Gary Yoder, owner of Dutch Craft Furniture talks about authentic Amish artesian wood working. Check out his store at https://www.dutchcraftfurniture.com/
23:58
September 23, 2021
Episode 31 – Troy Slabaugh – Owner, Amish Heritage Tours
Episode 31 – Troy Slabaugh – Owner, Amish Heritage Tours
Amish Heritage Tours is one of the longest running tour companies in our area. Today we're chatting with Troy Slabaugh, whose Amish roots go back seven generations! Check out his website: https://amishheritagetours.com/
24:29
September 16, 2021
Episode 30 – Shannon Carter, Brand and Marketing Manager, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
Episode 30 – Shannon Carter, Brand and Marketing Manager, Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is a great resource for visitors and locals alike. Shannon Carter talks with us today about the area and all things tourism. Check out their website https://www.holmescountychamber.com/
31:47
August 04, 2021
Episode 29 - Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 105 - weddings
Episode 29 - Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 105 - weddings
My friend Esther Schlabach shares about growing up Amish. Today we're talking weddings. Ever wondered what an Amish wedding was like? Take a listen this episode and find out!
28:22
July 13, 2021
Episode 28 - Naomi Gingerich - Manager, Village Gift Barn
Episode 28 - Naomi Gingerich - Manager, Village Gift Barn
Sheiyah Market is a great one-stop tourist destination in Berlin, Ohio. Today Naomi Gingerich tells us a little more about the campus and the wonderful shops to visit. Check them out https://www.sheiyahmarket.com/.
23:31
July 09, 2021
Episode 27 – Laurel Miller – CoOwner Peak Physical Therapy, Family-owned Wurthmann House Lodging
Episode 27 – Laurel Miller – CoOwner Peak Physical Therapy, Family-owned Wurthmann House Lodging
Meet Laurel Miller. She represents the family-owned Wurthmann House in downtown Berlin, Ohio. Lots of history here - both for the area and the Connie and Robert Miller family. Check it out at https://www.vrbo.com/2185855?noDates=true&unitId=2750392.
20:03
June 29, 2021
Episode 26 – Mark Boley, Executive Director Holmes County Historical Society
Episode 26 – Mark Boley, Executive Director Holmes County Historical Society
Learn about the Victorian House Museum as well as the Glass Museum in Millersburg, Ohio from Mark Boley, Executive Director of the Holmes County Historical Society. https://www.holmeshistory.com/
29:55
June 22, 2021
Episode 25 – Christa Kozy, Marketing and Group Tour Coordinator, Hartville Kitchen
Episode 25 – Christa Kozy, Marketing and Group Tour Coordinator, Hartville Kitchen
Today we're chatting with Christa Kozy from neighboring Hartville Kitchen. Check out this amazing place at https://www.hartvillekitchen.com/
28:03
June 15, 2021
Episode 24 – Cassie Brown, Founder Grit and Glitz
Episode 24 – Cassie Brown, Founder Grit and Glitz
Meet Cassie Brown and hear about the southern part of our neighboring county, Tuscarawas. Lots to see and do in Dennison and Uhrichsville - the Twin Cities!
26:05
June 08, 2021
Episode 23 – Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 104 – Leisure Time
Episode 23 – Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 104 – Leisure Time
Esther Schlabach joins us once again to share about growing up Amish. Take a peek into the Amish culture. Without electricity and modern technology, what do they do for fun? 
21:28
June 01, 2021
Episode 22 – Rich Troyer, Owner Troyer’s Amish Tours
Episode 22 – Rich Troyer, Owner Troyer’s Amish Tours
Meet Rich Troyer, a hometown boy who returned after living many years away. Recognizing the blessing of his own legacy in the area, he gives tours and talks to visitors that come here every day. For more information here is his website: https://troyersamishtours.com/
27:49
May 25, 2021
Episode 21 – Carol Glessner, Owner Country Coach Adventures
Episode 21 – Carol Glessner, Owner Country Coach Adventures
Today we talk with Carol Glessner, a local tour operator that has been giving tours in this area for several decades. Check out her website at https://ccatours.com/.
26:28
May 18, 2021
Episode 20 – Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 103 - church
Episode 20 – Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 103 - church
Ever wondered what an Amish church service is like? Heini's Retail Manager, Esther Schlabach, shares her experiences growing up Amish and being in Amish church...
24:52
May 11, 2021
Episode 19 – JoAnn Hershberger, Owner Schrock’s Heritage Village
Episode 19 – JoAnn Hershberger, Owner Schrock’s Heritage Village
JoAnn Schrock Hershberger, author, business woman, and long-time resident of the area, she reminisces about her dad John Schrock whose foresight, along with others, helped bring tourists to this area. Check out her retail stores at Schrock's Heritage Village:  http://www.amishfarmvillage.com/
28:31
May 04, 2021
Episode 18 – Karen Lamp, Owner Plaid Sheep Company
Episode 18 – Karen Lamp, Owner Plaid Sheep Company
Karen Lamp, who has been a retail owner in Holmes County for decades, shares about 'the good old days' here in Berlin. What's changed, what's new. Check out her store, The Plaid Sheep Company at https://plaidsheepcompany.com/
25:45
April 27, 2021
Episode 17– Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 102 - school
Episode 17– Esther Schlabach, Growing Up Amish 102 - school
Esther Schlabach, Retail Manager at Heini's Cheese Chalet, shares about growing up Amish. Join us as we find out what school was like for a young Amish girl.
20:27
April 20, 2021
Episode 16 - Glenda Lehman Ervin, Director of Marketing, Lehman’s
Episode 16 - Glenda Lehman Ervin, Director of Marketing, Lehman’s
More than a hardware store, Lehman's has become a tourist destination with a store full of unique and hard to find items. Glenda Lehman Ervin shares about living a simpler life. Be sure to check out their web site and online store.  https://www.lehmans.com/
24:11
April 14, 2021
Episode 15 – Hannah Lynn, Marketing and Group Sales Manager, Roscoe Village Foundation
Episode 15 – Hannah Lynn, Marketing and Group Sales Manager, Roscoe Village Foundation
Hear about our neighbor, Historic Roscoe Village...https://roscoevillage.com/
24:21
April 06, 2021
Episode 14 - Esther Schlabach Growing Up Amish 101
Episode 14 - Esther Schlabach Growing Up Amish 101
Esther Schlabach, Retail Manager at Heini's Cheese Chalet, shares about growing up Amish.
20:18
March 30, 2021
Episode 13 - Marcus Yoder, Executive Director, Amish Mennonite Heritage Center
Episode 13 - Marcus Yoder, Executive Director, Amish Mennonite Heritage Center
Raised here in Holmes County and educated at Yale, Marcus is is our resident expert on all things Amish and Mennonite. https://behalt.com/
26:56
March 17, 2021
Episode 12 - Jamie Schwartzentruber, General Manager, Sol's in Berlin
Episode 12 - Jamie Schwartzentruber, General Manager, Sol's in Berlin
Jamie shares the story of her parents vision of gathering artisans and crafters in one place, as well as stories of the visitors who pass through their doors. https://www.solsinberlin.com/ 
19:37
March 17, 2021
Episode 11 - Holley Johnson, Executive Director, Holmes Center for the Arts
Episode 11 - Holley Johnson, Executive Director, Holmes Center for the Arts
Holley shares about the arts in Holmes County and what that provides for locals and visitors alike. https://www.holmescenterforthearts.org/
18:28
March 17, 2021
Episode 10 - Januery Tango, General Manager, Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market
Episode 10 - Januery Tango, General Manager, Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market
In August, 2019 a fire destroyed over half the Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market, with smoke and water damaging most of the rest. Januery talks about the rebuild, and reopenning of the flea market, as well as tourism in the area. https://www.walnutcreekamishfleamarket.com/ 
20:28
March 17, 2021
Episode 9 - Lisa Troyer, Co-owner Bunker Hill Cheese
Episode 9 - Lisa Troyer, Co-owner Bunker Hill Cheese
Lisa shares background on cheesemaking and how Heini's Cheese Chalet and Bunker Hill Cheese have grown through the years. https://bunkerhillcheese.com/ 
26:21
March 17, 2021
Episode 8 - Tiffany Gerber, Executive Director Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
Episode 8 - Tiffany Gerber, Executive Director Holmes County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
Tiffany shares her expertise of years in tourism and her new role in Holmes County in particular. https://www.holmescountychamber.com/ https://www.visitamishcountry.com/ 
27:07
March 17, 2021
Episode 7 - Doug Burgess, General Manager, Berlin Grande Hotel
Episode 7 - Doug Burgess, General Manager, Berlin Grande Hotel
 Doug's hotel hosts hundreds of visitors a year and he has been a great representative of the area for decades. Hear his unique perspective on Holmes County. https://www.berlingrandehotel.com/
22:47
March 17, 2021
Episode 6 - Jan West, Business Growth Strategist and Travel and Tourism Liason, AloNovus
Episode 6 - Jan West, Business Growth Strategist and Travel and Tourism Liason, AloNovus
One of our many business partners in the area, Jan talks tourism and gives a birds eye view of Ohio's Amish Country.  http://www.alonovus.com/
24:45
March 17, 2021
Episode 5 - Esther Schlabach, Retail Manager, Bunker Hill Cheese
Episode 5 - Esther Schlabach, Retail Manager, Bunker Hill Cheese
Esther talks cheese and shares about her experience growing up Amish. https://heinis.com/
25:51
March 17, 2021
Episode 4 - Murna Slabaugh, Receptionist, Bunker Hill Cheese
Episode 4 - Murna Slabaugh, Receptionist, Bunker Hill Cheese
Murna's dad was a cheesemaker. Hear about the history of cheesemaking. https://heinis.com/
24:52
March 17, 2021
Episode 3 - Wayne Keim, Head Cheesemaker, Bunker Hill Cheese
Episode 3 - Wayne Keim, Head Cheesemaker, Bunker Hill Cheese
Wayne Keim and many of his family members have worked for Bunker Hill cheese for decades. Hear about the Amish culture, cheesemaking, and more! https://bunkerhillcheese.com/
22:25
March 17, 2021
Episode 2 - LeeAnne Heath, Co-owner Bunker Hill Cheese
Episode 2 - LeeAnne Heath, Co-owner Bunker Hill Cheese
Learn how Bunker Hill Cheese and Heini's Cheese Chalet got started as LeeAnne shares memories of her grandparents and growing up in the cheesehouse. https://heinis.com/
26:02
March 17, 2021