Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lake Erie Creamery ~ Cleveland,OH

3167 Fulton Road
Suite 109
Cleveland, OH 44109-1466

(216) 961-9222


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Who would ever guess there was a small urban creamery tucked in redeveloped building in the city of Cleveland?

Since 2006, husband and wife team, Jerry Onken and Mariann Janosko, have been there, making their artisan cheeses by hand.Their cheeses are sold to local chefs, at farmers markets and at small retail outlets that care for their cheeses the way they would.

Byproducts, such as whey from making the cheeses, go back to area farms to feed Hampshire hogs and pastured poultry that are destined for some of Cleveland's finest restaurants.

Types of Cheeses

Hand made fresh each week from goat milk that is gently pasteurized in small batches, this  lightly salted chèvre has a clean flavor with buttery overtones. A delight to serve fresh or use in any goat cheese recipe.

Blomma is Swedish for flower, a reference to this soft-ripened cheese’s “bloomy rind.” A more assertive goat cheese — creamy and piquant when fully ripe at about six weeks. For those who prefer a milder cheese, the Blomma goes to market at three weeks, with a creamy layer surrounding a firm center.


Lake Erie Creamy's  Blomma took the Grand Prize for Dairy in the 2008 Gallo Family Vineyards Gold Medal Awards.


Greek-style cheese of raw goat milk. The wheels are mild and creamy, aged for 60 days in a lightly salted whey brine.


Creamy, unsalted cheese made to order. A whole milk rather than a cream cheese, it makes a flavorful substitute for cream cheeses in dessert recipes.


Caerphilly is a simple cheese, mild and buttery, that originated in Welsh farmhouses as lunch for Welsh and English miners.  Lake Erie Creamy's Caerphilly is made with  raw goat milk, and dipped  in wax and aged for 60 days.

The goat milk they use comes from Saanen diary goats from Cherry Lane Farms in Portage County

(Wikipedia mentions this breed of goat is known for it's calm and mild manner, often described by breeders as "living marshmellows")

Cherry Lane Farm is a working farm and because of health and safety reasons cannot accommodate on-farm visitors.


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