Kathleen Riegler Bio
Kathleen Fagan Riegler is a reluctant entrepreneur.
After a lifetime of outside sales, she found herself following her husband, John’s entrepreneurial ways. She began by selling cheese at the farmers market in 2004. After 2 ½ years she opened a brick and mortar shop. The retail business selling cheese grew. She owned, and with John, operated The Cheese Lady in Downtown Muskegon, Michigan until January 2016.
The Cheese Lady specializes in the cheese experience by knowing about the product and by encouraging customers to taste before they buy. The business model has allowed them to succeed and grow. A bulk olive oil and balsamic vinegar store next door, uses the same tasting model. Cheese Lady franchises, or “sisterhoods” as we like to refer to them, have opened in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Traverse City and Farmington and Rochester, Michigan.
Passion and enthusiasm for good food is contagious.
And Cheese Lady franchises have opened in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Rochester and Farmington, Michigan. Passion and enthusiasm for good food is contagious.
Kathleen tweets as @realcheeselady.
My thanks to everyone participating in my 2015 Virtual Q&A with Cheese Professionals. I hope all of you, my loyal readers, are enjoying this as much as I am…
Interviews will continue throughout 2015… sometimes, they will be “stand-alone” and sometimes they will be presented as round-table discussions with several Cheese Professionals answering the same question. Those participating includeCheesemakers, ACS CCPs™, Cheesemongers and Cheese Professionals and Experts who contribute to this Wonderful World we call “Cheese”.
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