Caves of Faribault
The Caves of Faribault are located within a tall sandstone bluff overlooking the Straight River in the small, southern Minnesota town of Faribault. The caves were carved out of the St. Peter Sandstone in the 1850s. This type of sandstone absorbs excess moisture and the amonia released by the cheeses, making an ideal environment for affinage - the ancient craft of aging and finishing cheese. Every hand-made vat of our award winning cheese is cured and aged in these sandstone caves.