The Pine Cheese Mart is now the Von Klopp Brew Shop

The Pine Cheese Mart was established in the mid 1940's as a specialty cheese store and mail order cheese gift business. Wally's father purchased the business in 1955. Wally took over operation of the store in 1964, built the present store located on highway 52 at Pine Island in 1969, which incorporated a cozy Bavarian style soup and sandwich restaurant, gift shop and a specialty retail and mail order cheese business. In 1975 Wally added wine and beer making supplies to the store and quickly had to give that part of his venture it's own name, the Von Klopp Brew Shop. As his expertise developed, he began entering competition with his wine and has the distinction of being awarded a blue ribbon in the Home Wine and Beer Trade Association's International Amateur Competition, and has twice won the coveted Minnesota State Fair Sweepstakes Trophy. He taught wine and beer making through the nearby Rochester (MN) Community Education program for over 25 years and has 400 wine grape vines in his vineyard next to the store. Sadly the Pine Cheese Mart no longer sells cheese. In October of 2013 the Minnesota Department of Transportation closed the northbound highway access to the Pine Cheese Mart, resulting in a loss of 90% of northbound cheese customer traffic, forcing Wally to go out of the cheese, restaurant and gift shop business. But the good news is he is thriving in the wine and beer making business! There is still access to the Pine Island store from the southbound lanes and the Pine Island store remains open Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.

Wally and his wife Susan are involved in every aspect of their business and take pride in serving Southeastern Minnesota with fairly priced quality wine and beer making equipment and ingredients. They are proud to represent Winexpert wine ingredient kits and Brewer's Best beer ingredient kits.

This site is offered to give potential customers a view of what we have for sale. It does not offer a shopping cart. If you would like to order from us just give us a call at 507-356-8336. In most cases we will ship to you within 24 hours.

The Von Klopp Brew Shop is located on southbound highway 52 at Pine Island, just 16 miles North of Rochester, Minnesota. The Von Klopp Brew Shop in Rochester is at 1137 6th St. NW.

Store Hours

Pine Island • Tuesday - Friday 10 AM - 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM • 507-356-8366

Copyright © 2009, TechnoWerks™ and Pine Cheese Mart Inc. All rights reserved.