Fresh From the Farm

Not all cheese is created equal. Just think about the difference between craft and commercial beer. Similar to microbreweries, farmstead cheeses are expertly crafted in small batches using milk that never left the farm. This is real cheese made by real people, and it only takes one bite to taste their passion and hard work. Read on to learn about three local farms that are taking cheese to the next level — made by your neighbors, brought to you by Schnucks.

Marcoot Jersey Creamery

Marcoot Jersey Creamery

After seven generations of raising Jersey cattle, the Marcoot family knows a thing or two about dairy. All cheese from Marcoot Jersey Creamery is made solely from the milk of their hormone-free, registered Jersey cattle that are pasture-raised and primarily grass-fed. This cheese is then aged in their underground cave, which provides natural aging and energy efficiency. Sustainability is key to the Marcoots and guides the methods in which they care for their herd and produce their premium cheese.

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FRESH MOZZARELLA

Buttery hand-pulled fresh mozzarella.

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5-ALARM GOUDA

Creamy and subtly sweet Gouda spiced up with habanero peppers.

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MAUNA LOA CHEDDAR

Mild and buttery white Cheddar with red Hawaiian sea salt.

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CAVE AGED HERITAGE

This sharp and distinctly fruity semi-hard cheese is similar to Gruyère.

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APPLEWOOD SMOKED GOUDA

Creamy and subtly sweet Gouda with a burst of Applewood smoke flavor.

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TIPSY CHEDDAR

Mild and buttery white Cheddar with Schlafly Pale Ale.

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Green Dirt Farm

GREEN DIRT FARM

All cheese from Green Dirt Farm starts with exceptional milk produced by lovingly raised sheep. This is made possible through careful consideration and rigorous attention every step of the way — beginning with the dirt. Healthy soil creates yummy and nutritious grass that feeds happy animals and produces high-quality milk that is more flavorful and healthier than conventional products. Green Dirt Farm is Animal Welfare Approved for raising its sheep humanely outdoors on pasture. The rich flavors of this milk make it perfect for crafting wonderful and complex cheeses. As the landscape changes with the seasons, so does the milk. Green Dirt’s cheese-makers fine-tune their craft to highlight and celebrate the unique flavors from these variations.

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AUX ARCS (pronounced “Ozark”)

Milky and buttery hard cheese made with sheep and cow’s milk. Notes of pineapple and flowers and an earthy rind.

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WOOLLY RIND

Mild, buttery, tangy and mushroomy.

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FRESH SPREADABLE CHEESE: GARLIC HERB

Fresh, bright and lemony cheese flavored with garlic, dried chives, lovage and parsley.

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RUBY

Buttery and floral cheese made from sheep and cow's milk that has a pleasantly tangy (almost yogurt-like) flavor that gets fruitier with age.

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TUFFET

Grassy and tangy with a delicate honey nectar flavor, this cheese tastes of bread dough with a yeasty aroma.

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FRESH SPREADABLE CHEESE: ROSEMARY

Fresh, bright and lemony cheese flavored with rosemary.

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PRAIRIE TOMME

Award-winning hard cheese that is nutty and caramely, with hints of brown butter and an earthy rind.

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DIRT LOVER

Buttery, lemony and mushroomy with a light coating of vegetable ash. This cheese becomes earthy and beefy with age.

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Baetje Farms

BAETJE FARMS

Baetje Farms (pronounced “beige-e”) believes that the best cheese comes from animals that are in the best physical condition, which is why their goats receive exceptional care. They are given everything they need to lead happy and healthy lives, from unlimited filtered spring water and organic herbal teas to organic mineral supplements and custom antibiotic-free whole grain feed. Baetje Farms’ goats are also hormone-free and given freedom to do whatever they choose, whether it is skipping up a hill or soaking up some sunshine. Their facility is built to produce small quantities of cheese, meaning their animals are allowed to keep with their natural clock. Coupled with state-of-the-art aging facilities that produce exacting temperature and humidity conditions, every aspect has been considered to craft the most delicious cheese possible.

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BEER WASHED VALLEE

Semi-soft with notes of sweet cream, bacon and toasted onion. This cheese has been washed in Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Whiskey Barrel Stout and has a velvety rind and aromas of hops.

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COEUR DU CLOS

Creamy blend of goat and sheep milk with a firm, chewy rind. Flavors of sweet custard, roasted walnuts and mushrooms.

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FETA

Marinated in herbs, peppercorns, garlic, Greek grape seed and extra-virgin olive oil.

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BLOOMSDALE

Rolled in pine ash and salt, this flagship cheese has a delicious rind with aromas of earthy mushrooms. As this cheese ages, the interior gradually liquefies and develops deep flavors similar to blue cheese.

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COEUR DE LA CREME: CRANBERRY ORANGE

Made with love, this fresh, heart-shaped chèvre is blended with a variety of flavors.

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COEUR DE LA CREME: DARK CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY

Made with love, this fresh, heart-shaped chèvre is blended with a variety of flavors.

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COEUR DE LA CREME: PUMPKIN WALNUT

Made with love, this fresh, heart-shaped chèvre is blended with a variety of flavors.

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COEUR DE LA CREME: HERB DE PROVENCE

Made with love, this fresh, heart-shaped chèvre is blended with a variety of flavors.

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