A food store isn’t really a food store without a great cheese department. Gateway features a full-service, cut-to-order cheese counter with an enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff and over 200 cheeses. We offer the largest selection of both imported cheeses as well as American artisan and farm selections. Gateway’s cheese counter is designed to provide a comfortable and intimate setting for sampling and tasting.

Meet the Experts

Katelyn Kennebeck

Katelyn Kennebeck


Phone: 515-422-5116


When did you start at Gateway Market?
July 2012 after graduating from DMACC.

What are your hobbies?
Canning, gardening, reading and theatre

Why do you recommend people shop local?
Not only does it help grow local economy, but local morale as well. There is a pleasure in knowing the people and families that provide a product. Plus, Iowa is great!

What's your favorite type of cheese?
Any cheese that I can eat. Truthfully, there are very few cheeses that I don't like. I get most excited about the story of a cheese I've never tried before. Change is important to me, but some long-time loves of mine are four-year Gouda, Casatica di Bufala and Cottonwood River Cheddar.

What is one piece of advice you have for someone who is selecting a cheese plate for a get-together?
Always bring in something new. It could be cheese, meats, nuts, jams, fruit, chocolate or a new cracker or bread. Don't limit yourself by familiarity.