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Hype for local favorite Grandpa’s Cheesebarn is well deserved

The infamous “Grandpa” of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn helps wait on a customer.

By Dan Shade and Emily Sedlak

February 24, 2011

In the early 1900s, Grandpa Yarman sold his only possession, a portable RCA radio, for his first wheel of Ohio Swiss, and started his own cheese house, Yarman's, in West Salem, Ohio. In the thirties, Grandpa Yarman and his store became a "hot spot" for West Salem, but it was also during this time that ...