|The Ingersoll Mammoth Cheese during its tour in Saratoga, New York in 1866|
Yes there really was such a thing as a Mammoth Cheese. It took 35 tons of milk to produce a cheese six feet, ten Inches in diameter, three feet in height and about 21 feet in circumference,
|Robert & Ann Facey|
A mammoth press was designed that would be used by Robert Facey at James Harris’ cheese factory to produce the 7,300 pound mammoth cheese. When it was ready to be shipped to England, James Noxon was ready to financially support the creation of the Ingersoll Cheese Company which sponsored the cross-Atlantic voyage in 1866.
Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has a very interesting page about Mammoth Cheeses in Ontario. Even though I was born here and have lived in Ontario all my life I never knew we were such amazing cheesemakers - a skill seemingly lost to our province now.
Date: Friday, August 17, 1866 Paper: Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts) Page: 2
FN 1 Source: https://ingersolllibrary.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/the-mammoth-cheese/