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IL State Fair Champion

IL State Fair Champion

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….

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Jakes Wheel Zucchini Pesto Griddle Cakes

Jakes Wheel Zucchini Pesto Griddle Cakes

Ingredients 2 Eggs 1 cup panko bread crumbs 4 cups shredded zucchini 1 5oz wedge Jakes Wheel Shredded 3 tablespoon pesto 2 teaspoons lemon pepper olive oil pesto cream sauce  ( separate recipe to follow )   Directions Grate zucchini and Jakes Wheel cheese, add all other ingredients and mix well.  Place about 1/4 cup mixture in fry pan with olive oil and cook on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve with Fresh spinach , tomato and pesto cream if…

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Super Bowl Party Prep – Recipe of the Day: Stuffed Focaccia

Super Bowl Party Prep – Recipe of the Day: Stuffed Focaccia

Today’s recipe comes from friend of the Creamery, April Winslow*. This creation of melted deliciousness is sure to be a hit at your Super Bowl party. A word to the wise, make sure you take a piece for yourself before you set it out for your friends or it will be gobbled up so fast you’ll miss out on all the yummy fun. Print Stuffed Focaccia Ingredients 1 square Focaccia 3 oz. Ludwig Farmstead Creamery Gournay 2 cups 50/50 mix…

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Super Bowl Party Prep – Recipe of the Day

Super Bowl Party Prep – Recipe of the Day

Love Buffalo wings and blue cheese dip? Here’s a twist on the classic bar bite to spice up your Super Bowl festivities. Print Shredded Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients 10 oz. Ludwig Farmstead Creamery Vermilion River Blue, cut into cubes 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, white and dark meat, shredded (about 3 cups) 1 stick unsalted butter Leaves from 1 bunch of celery, finely diced green onion 2/3 cup hot sauce 2 tsp creamy horseradish 1 tsp coarse black pepper 1…

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Jake’s Queso Blanco Habanero Dip

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.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

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…

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Jacob’s Dream Kosher – cRc Certified

Jacob’s Dream Kosher – cRc Certified

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…

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