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IL State Fair Champion

Adrian Buff holding the Grand Champion, Vermilion River Blue with George Obernagle and Joe Hamilton, who purchased the cheese.
Adrian Buff holding the Grand Champion, Vermilion River Blue with George Obernagle and Joe Hamilton, who purchased the cheese.

We are very excited to announce that we received some great awards at the Illinois State Fair. Our Kickapoo, Jakes Wheel Habanero, Vermilion River Blue, Spicy Cheese Curds, and Herbed Cheese Curds all received Blue Ribbons at the fair.  Our Vermilion River Blue won Grand Champion in the Blue Cheese category!  Please join me in congratulating our Head Cheesemaker, Adrian Buff.  Yo Adrian, you did it!  Adrian accepted the awards on Tuesday and is pictured here, holding the Vermilion River Blue cheese.  Standing next to Adrian are the gentlemen who had the winning bid for our cheese, George Obernagle and Joe Hamilton.  Thanks to Cindy of Cagwin Cattle Serv for sharing the photo.

To help us celebrate, we have put together a special gift box so you can also revel in the taste of our award winning cheeses. Our Blue Ribbon gift box contains 1 package of each of our winning cheeses;

  • 4 oz. Vermilion River Blue
  • 5 oz. Kickapoo
  • 5 oz. Jake’s Wheel Habanero
  • 8 oz. Spicy Curds
  • 8 oz. Herbed Curds


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Jake’s Queso Blanco Habanero Dip

Jake’s Queso Blanco Habanero Dip is outstanding for dipping tortilla chips or drizzling over tacos, burritos, or your
favorite Mexican dish.  Once you start eating this dip, it’s hard to stop and it’s so easy to make.  No need to add additional seasoning as our Jake’s Habanero has just the right mix of Habanero peppers.  For a richer dip substitute cream for milk.

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Happy Thanksgiving to All of Our Friends

It’s hard for us to believe that Thanksgiving is already upon us once again!  My how time flies when you’re having fun!  We want to say a special Thank You to all of our fellow cheese lovers who have enjoyed and continue to enjoy our artisan cheese!  We wish you and your loved ones, a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Give the Gift of Cheese

We all have someone on our list who has everything, we struggle when trying to think of a special gift to give them; a gift that truly shows we care.  Well, we have that gift…  Hand crafted artisan cheese, made in small batches!  Give the gift of cheese and you will be remembered with each and every bite of our great tasting cheese.  We have several gift boxes to choose from, and new this year is our Cheese of the Month Club.  Order on line.

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Jacob’s Dream Kosher – cRc Certified

Rabbi Michael Langer
Rabbi Michael Langer

We are proud to announce that our first cRc Kosher Certified cheese is available!  Jacob’s Dream Havarti style raw milk cheese, is made using the same recipe as our very popular, Jake’s Wheel, except it’s made under the strict guidelines and supervision of the cRc Chicago Rabbinical Council.  We worked closely with Rabbi Yosef Landa as he walked us through the steps we needed to take prior to making our first batch.  Rabbi Michael Langer was on hand to oversee each step during the production of Jacob’s Dream to assure the Kosher guidelines have been met and to apply the seal of approval.  The end result is, we finally get to share our artisan farmstead cheese, Jacob’s Dream, with our Jewish friends who maintain a Kosher diet.  Jacob’s Dream is available in wheels and also pre-packaged 5oz. wedges.  Taste the Dream today!