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MSU cheese store changes location
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The MAFES Sales Store on the campus of Mississippi State University will make a short move to a new location by Aug. 1.
Shoppers looking for MSU's famous Edam cheese and other Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station dairy items will have a more convenient location to visit. The store is moving to the front of the Herzer Food Science Building on Stone Boulevard across from Dorman Hall and the university greenhouses.
Debbie Huffman, manager of the MAFES Sales Store, said the new location is much more visible and convenient to customers than the previous one behind the building.
"MAFES officials want a premier retail site, and one that is more accessible and easier for customers to find," Huffman said. "The location we're moving to had never been fully utilized. When the architects began to study the blueprints to plan for the new store, they discovered that the space originally had been designed for this purpose."
The store is open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Products include 3-pound Edam balls, 2-pound cheddar blocks, 2-pound Vallagret wheels, crocks of cheddar and jalapeno spread, milk, chocolate milk, butter and 15 flavors of ice cream. Also available are various cuts of beef and pork, muscadine juice and jelly, blueberry preserves and honey.
Customers should park in the lot south of Herzer, between the Herzer Food Science Building and Ballew Hall. For additional convenience, customers can shop and purchase many items online with major credit cards, then pick the items up at the store or have them shipped. Cheeses are shipped only in cooler weather from the first of November to the end of April, and Vallagret is shipped only from November to January.
For more information on products, pricing or shipment details, contact the MAFES Sales Store at (662) 325-2338 or visit at http://www.msucheese.com.