Sue took up cheese making as a hobby while working in corporate finance in New York City. That hobby became a passion, and she furthered her education in cheese making by studying with artisanal cheese makers in Vermont, and an apprenticeship on an organic goat farm in rural Maine. Upon returning to her home state of Michigan in 2010, Sue bought an historic 1867 farm in Kingsley where she started her own company, Boss Mouse Cheese, in 2012. Using pasteurized cow’s milk from a small local dairy, Boss Mouse produces aged cheeses, cheese curds and mozzarella, and their legendary smoked butter.
“I believe that having personal interests is a component of a happy life. The world is full of fascinating things to explore and learn, and I want to encourage people to have hobbies, try new things and find their passions.”