April Cheese of the Month – Real Cream Cheese!
This month, our top honor goes to the very first cheese we ever made, our Real Cream Cheese. Made the old-fashioned way as it was in small-dairies a hundred years ago from fresh local milk, a generous dose of local cream, and the patience to let it drain slowly for at least 6 hours.
In the spirit of traditional cheesemaking, our Cream Cheese is made without the addition of vegetable gum, artificial favors or preservatives from hand-ladled curd. But most importantly, it has a full delicious flavor and a wonderfully light, fluffy texture just perfect for your next bagel, toast, hors d’oeuvres, or cheesecake!
All month long, grab a pound of our uber-fresh Cream Cheese for only $9.99 at the Creamery or Deli!
Gelato at Your Front Door!
And speaking of frozen delights, did you know that you can enjoy a big scoop of our award-winning gelato sent anywhere in the US? Whether you are in SoHo, Memphis, LA, or Anchorage, our friends at Zingerman’s Mail Order got your back. You can have a box of 6, hand-packed and handmade gelati dropped off at your front door! Eating gelato is more of an event than a dessert – thick, luscious, and creamy, and certain to make any sweets lover swoon!
You can send a pack to friends, family, or yourself from here!
We’ll send six different flavors, twelve ounces of each.
- Roadhouse Vanilla—with real vanilla from Madagascar
- Dark Chocolate—made with Scharffen Berger cocoa
- Burnt Sugar—with dark, caramelized sugar folded in
- Ginger—made with candied ginger root
- Coffee—with fresh roasted coffee from Zingerman’s Coffee Company
- Raspberry Sorbet—no dairy in this one, just sweet and delicious macerated raspberries
Join us for an afternoon or evening of good food, friends, and learning! Our tastings and classes are intimate, hands-on, and a great experience for a cheese novice and enthusiast alike.
Next Tasting: Taste of the Southside! Sunday May 22nd, 4-6pm
Peek inside the day to day excitement of artisan food-making on Zingerman’s “Producer’s Row” the Southside! In this special Bakehouse/Creamery/Coffee Co. collaboration, we will showcase the best offerings of all 3 businesses and hear from the folks who make your favorite scones, mozzarella, and lattes! Check out our Events Page for the full skinny.
From September through May, you can learn with the masters of mozzarella how to make your own freshly-stretched fiore di latte at home! Whether you regularly make cheeses in your kitchen or have never set your eyes on a block of curd, we will guide you through all of the steps necessary to set fresh milk, cut the curds, and stretch ’em up into fresh balls of mozzarella and a couple truly special (and slightly decadent) regional Italian specialties.
There’s only 5 classes left for the semester before we go on break until September!
Every Saturday from 12 – 2:30 at the Creamery! $50 at the door/$45 prepaid, pre-registration required.
If you aren’t familiar with this publication, Culture magazine is one of the oldest dedicated to the art of cheesemaking. They have published countless articles that are worthy of being in queue on any cheese-lover’s reading list. Earlier this year, Matt Rubiner of Rubiner’s Cheesemongors & Grocers in Great Barrington, MA came out to spend some time with us and wrote a great article on his adventures with the Creamery. Filled with drool-inducing shots of cheese and some expert wordsmithing, I’d love to invite you all to read the full piece.
Culture was kind enough to post a PDF of the article for you to download if you’d like to check it out. Thanks, guys!
Who We Are
Zingerman’s Creamery is dedicated to crafting handmade cheeses and gelato using traditional methods to both honor the rich tradition of the art of cheesemaking and create the most full-flavored products we can. Using local milk from both Calder Dairy and Green Meadow Dairy, low-temperature pasteurization, and lots of time to draw out and enhance the amazing flavors of the milk, we make our products to-order every week for our wholesale customers and our Cheese Shop.
We think all of that adds up to cheese and gelato with flavor that truly stands out. But while we may think you can really taste the difference, the only taste that truly matters is your own. We’d love to share a taste of what is exciting us for the day, or something that looks intriguing to you, whatever it is, everything you buy from us is 100% guaranteed. If you aren’t happy with your purchase, just let us know and we’ll get you another slice or scoop on us, or refund your hard-earned cash!
Founding Member of the Michigan Cheese Makers Cooperative!