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Heritage Ridge Colby-jack wins award in North American product contest

Colby Jack

Heritage Ridge Creamery’s colby-jack cheese was today awarded third place from the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest. “Excellence starts with our member-owners’ high-quality milk and the dedication of our plant teams to produce award-winning products,” MMPA President and CEO Joe Diglio said. “We are proud of these accomplishments that continue to be recognized Continue reading

Enjoy Heritage Ridge cheese at upcoming Indiana fairs

Cheese from Heritage Ridge Creamery will be available at the upcoming fairs in Indiana:   Elkhart County Fair – July 19-27 The Elkhart County 4-H Fair is one of the largest 4-H county fairs in the nation. During the 2018 Fair, more than 196,000 people attended the nine-day event. The Fair Board’s goal is not Continue reading

Meet our Farmers: Burdock Hills Dairy

Burdock Hills | Hastings, Michigan Home to 690 cows, Burdock Hills Dairy, LLC, was established in 1973 by Dan and Mary Javor. When Dan and Mary bought the farm, they started milking only 30 cows. Through the years, they have seen many ups and downs, but still cherish the farmer lifestyle. They raised three children, Continue reading

Cheddar cheese noted in championship cheese contest

Cheddar cheese produced under the Heritage Ridge Creamery brand at Michigan Milk Producers Association’s Middlebury, Indiana cheese plant recently snagged a 2nd place award in the ‘mild cheddar’ category in a national cheese contest. The award was presented by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) last week at the federation’s annual meeting in Arizona. The annual contest includes cheese made Continue reading

Meet our Farmers: LeAnn Acres

LeAnn Acres  | Middlebury, Indiana Farming and dairy cows has been the center of Richard and Trula Thomas’ world since day one. Richard bought the farm before he left the service and they welcomed their first calf to the farm a few short days after their honeymoon. Thirty-nine years, three kids and two grandchildren later, Continue reading

Watch the live making of an “Autumn Fiesta” grilled cheese

Our friends at the American Dairy Association of Indiana (ADAI) toasted up a fall-inspired “Autumn Fiesta” grilled cheese sandwich today at Heritage Ridge Creamery. Combining two of our most popular cheeses—Pepper-Jack and Thunder-Jack–this sandwich is an interesting twist on the traditional grilled cheese by using homemade cornbread, MMPA roll butter and hatch-chili-infused maple syrup. Each month this Continue reading

Get an inside-out grilled cheese at the Indiana State Fair

Grilled Cheese You Say? Yes, Please! Perfectly browned crispy cheddar cheese on the outside of two pieces of buttered garlic toast filled with hot gooey gouda cheese. YUM! I was finally getting to try the winning grilled cheese sandwich at the Indiana State Fair dubbed the “inside out grilled cheese” and it was worth the Continue reading

Meet our Farmers: JC Jerseys

JC Jerseys  |  Goshen, Indiana Starting his own dairy farm on October 25, 2014, Jesse fulfilled his dream of milking cows of his own. He gained experience from working on two local dairy farms and jumped at the chance to purchase a herd of 19 cows and rent a facility when it was offered. Fast Continue reading

Recipe: Salad on a Stick

Salad on a Stick

INGREDIENTS Salad: 1/2 cup fresh vegetables, cut into 1-inch chunks (suggestions: bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, tomato (cherry or grape), radish and mushrooms) (per serving) 1 – 1 1/2 ounces of Heritage Ridge Colby-Jack cheese cut into cubes (per serving) Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing: 1 cup plain, fat free or low fat yogurt (per serving) 3 Continue reading