Episode 11!!! Heck yeah. With Michaela Grob of Riverdel Cheese!
OMG. More vegan cheese please.
She opened her store a little more than 2 years ago and is still going strong! The business is evolving and changing in some unexpected ways. She’s got the best vegan cheese selection this side of anywhere. 🙂
If you want to open a vegan business, this is the podcast episode to listen to!!! Michaela went from selling an online reservation service to hotels, to opening a 100% vegan grocery store, cheese shop, and mini sandwich factory.
Her store has the most vegan cheese I’ve seen in any one place ever. She imports from all over and makes her own delish cheese too!
Check out the show notes for more details of this fascinating conversation below.
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[6:00] Why she went vegan (she grew up in the countryside in Austria, and one of her sisters still has a dairy farm)
[8:00] Why she started her business (hint: cheese!)
[8:30] Why she had the confidence to pull it off, or did she?
[11:30] Experimenting and making her own cheeses!! Including beer cheese and other boozy cheese.
[13:00] Promoting her business
[16:30] Growing up with cheese in dairy country in Austria. Her uncle had a dairy farm.
[18:00] Michaela’s sister currently has a dairy farm
[20:00] Her vegan relationship, and her business helper!
[22:00] What has been surprising about her business
[26:30] You don’t “hustle” to take care of a baby, you just take care of a baby.
[31:00] Sandwiches are booming!!!!
[36:00] Where does she sell her cheese and what new recipes she has planned!
[41:00] Main Street Vegan Academy
[43:00] Customers coming in and hugging Michaela because they are so happy she is there!!
[53:00] Who is John Washington (hint: a cat) and where does his name come from?
[54:00] Come in to the store for samples of cheese!!!!