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Our story begins in 1840 when the "Markut" family sailed from Switzerlan
d to New Orleans taking the steam ship up the Mississippi River to the sparsely inhabited Bond-Madison County area of southern Illinois. The Markut name was changed back to a previous old World spelling "Marcoot". We know for certain by the mid-1800's our ancestors had Jersey cattle because we have dated "Marcoot Jersey Farm" letterhead.  Seven generations of the family have raised Jersey cattle. 

In March 2010, we embarked on a new adventure in the legacy of the Marcoot Jersey Farm.  Marcoot Jersey Creamery made the first wheels of cheese March 29, 2010.  John & Linda Marcoot and their daughters - Amy and Beth with assistance of their son-in-law, Tony, work together to provide all the labor for the farm and the creamery.  The cheese is made solely from the milk of our own Registered Jersey, grassfed cattle.  The 60 milking Jersey cows enjoy pasturing on the paddocks of a variety of grasses to provide abundant natural nutrition.  No hormones are given to the cattle.  Homeopathic remedies are the first line of defense when necessary.   Read more...