It seems like it took forever, but spring is here in Wisconsin and things here in
the creamery are beginning to pick up. We have a Step Into Spring 10% off special
running until the middle of May on a few of our cheeses: promos.
We all celebrated our tails off at the World Cheese Championship Awards Banquet in
Milwaukee on April 12 where we accepted 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze for our . Marieke
even danced across the stage barefoot to accept the awards and in the meantime lost
her speech while getting her groove on. What a lady! I was in mouse heaven with
all of that world award winning cheese at my disposal. It was a very fun time and
we feel blessed that we were able to celebrate it with many of our friends in the
cheese industry. Go Wisconsin cheese!
Did you know… The coating we use on our cheese is not wax. It is a fake, food-grade
plastic coating that we hand-paint on our Gouda wheels. This coating allows our Gouda
wheels to continue to “breath” (take in oxygen) therefore they will continue to age
until the wheel is cut and vacuum sealed.
Coming up this month we have a demo at Linden Hills Co-op on
Saturday May 12 from 11 am - 2 pm, 3815 Sunnyside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55410.
Linden Hills Coop has been around for 35 years and their motto is "big enough to
meet your needs; small enough to meet your neighbors." They offer a full service
deli, great selection of locally made and locally raised foods and many choices for
different dietary needs. With a sunny indoor dining area, the co-op serves as a
community gathering place - with groceries. We hope to see you there while we sample
our Marieke® Gouda cheeses.
Our Marieke® Foenegreek Gouda is the cheese of the month this May, and our retail
customers (that’s you) can get it at a discount at both our farm and
online store. The Foenegreek seed produces a nutty taste and texture with a subtle
maple syrup aroma – a combination you won’t soon forget. Try it in a toasted
cheese sandwich with sourdough bread or try out our recipe of the month
from Chef Molly. You can order it right here in our online store. Talk
to you next month! Wheyd