Cheese House To Celebrate 90 Years

Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts, located in Dewittville, will be celebrating their 90th anniversary this year. A celebration will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the business’ location, 5392 E. Lake Road, Route 430. Submitted photo

DEWITTVILLE — Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts, located in Dewittville, will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in business this year.

Sole proprietor Jane Currie is planning some very special events to take place Saturday, July 15, at the business at 5392 E. Lake Road, Route 430, Dewittville, from 1 – 4 p.m.

The celebration will feature music from the jazz band Soft Touch, with singer and band leader Diane Davies from 1 – 4 p.m. Woodbury Winery of Fredonia will also be on hand offering samples and the opportunity to purchase a bottle or case of your favorite. The Borsari Food Company will be at the celebration offering tastings using their specialty seasoning products. Cadwell’s Cheese House will offer complimentary cheese and crackers for their celebration guests as well. One of the unique items that the business sells are books by local authors.

About a dozen local authors will be on hand at the event. Those wishing to purchase any of the local books will be able to have the author sign them, a plus for any book lover. As an added special bonus, American political satirist Mark Russell is expected to make an appearance. More events could be added as the planning progresses.

Founded in 1927 by Jane Currie’s father, Ford Cadwell (who made the cheese at the location from 1927 – 1947), the Cheese House features domestic and imported cheeses, special New York state aged cheese, gourmet foods, specialty gift items, greeting cards, books by local authors and maple syrup.

Cadwell’s Cheese House & Gifts is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Famous customers have included Mrs. Thomas Edison (daughter of Lewis Miller, co-founder of Chautauqua Institution), who would arrive with a driver and always wore a hat and gloves; Brad Anderson, the creator of the Marmaduke cartoon strip; and political satirist Mark Russell.