CHEESEMAKING WITH ALTITUDE IN PARK CITY
Park City Creamery, LLC was founded by Corinne Zinn in September 2018, and she opened its facility in June 2019. Corinne produces the only Utah handmade, ripened, soft artisan cheeses. Before starting Park City Creamery, Corinne managed Deer Valley Resort’s cheesemaking operation.
Corinne grew up in Belgium and hosted wine and cheese pairings for her friends and industry guests for decades. Corinne spent much of her free time in France visiting dairy farmers and cheesemakers, acquiring knowledge and a passion for cheesemaking. In 2002, she left her career in financial management to pursue a new career of cheesemaking in the United States.
In the process of starting Park City Creamery, Corinne contacted the Salt Lake Region SBDC. She met with Jim Herrin, its director, to receive advice and counsel on running her business. In 2019, she opened her facility and, by that sum-mer, was receiving a growing number of orders. As with many fast-growing businesses, cash flow became an issue in keeping up with the orders and paying the bills. She also entered an agreement with a major local food distributor that would quickly result in more growth. Corinne reached out again to Jim concerning her cash flow issues. Jim counseled Corinne and helped her develop a business plan and financial projections with which she applied and received a loan from the Utah Microloan Fund.
Corinne grew up in Belgium and hosted wine and cheese pairings for her friends and industry guests for decades.
Regarding SBDC’s assistance, Corinne says, “SBDC’s business support goes way beyond giving us a loan to facilitate our cash flow. Their advice brought us peace of mind and allowed us to focus on growing our business. [The] SBDC gives us such incredibly valuable service in advising us, always answering our questions, and redirecting us in the right direction when needed. It’s been a blessing to have access to such great professional advice. We are extremely grateful.”
Since opening, the Park City Creamery has continued to grow—even weather-ing the COVID-19 pandemic. She has al-ready earned many awards. In April 2021, Corinne won the Women’s Entrepreneurial Conference Grant Competition and was awarded the Wendy J. English People’s Choice Award. She also received the Taste Utah Award from the Utah Restaurant Association in June 2021.
Through her decades of hard work and refining her craft, Corinne has created an artisan cheesemaking business that has rewarded thousands of Utah cheese lovers with homegrown cheeses of quality and taste at the level of Europe’s finest cheeses.
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