About Us

The cheesy history of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn began in the early 1900’s when Grandpa Yarman sold his only possession, a portable RCA radio, for his first wheel of Ohio Swiss & started a meat and cheese house, “Yarman’s” in West Salem, Ohio. 

As Grandpa Yarman grew older, his daughter Vera and her husband Dick Baum (Grandma & Grandpa Baum) took over & continued the legacy of quality Ohio foods.

In 1978, Grandma & Grandpa Baum, along with their daughter Ronda and her husband Richard Poorbaugh, opened Grandpa’s Cheesebarn in Ashland, Ohio.

In 1995, Ronda and Richard created their very own Sweeties Jumbo Chocolates hand making & dipping the finest chocolates & fudges. 

In 2015, Grandpa’s granddaughter, Mistie Ankenman, took the reins opening a second location, Best of Grandpa’s Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates in Norton, Ohio, continuing the tradition of only the best products.

With over 40 years in business, we continue to welcome visitors daily from all over the globe. Join us in savoring the experience of our sweet dream come true!