We would like to welcome the following new customers using Prairie Pure Cheese on their menu:
**Analogue in Logan Square - just opened!
** Jam in Logan Square - try the Jam burger (yep it has Butterkase on it!)
** J. Parker located in Hotel Lincoln on Clark Street in Lincoln Park. Rooftop location with incredible views!
** Grass Fed on Damen Avenue in Chicago. This place is delicious and adorable. Go see!
**Vie in Western Springs is using the Butterkase so you know it has to be good!
**Rosie's West Town Deli on Western Avenue in Chicago. Check them out - local delicious menu!
**Potash Bros. Market at 1525 N. Clark Street in Chicago - selling all our products just in case you don't make it to the market.
Prairie Pure Cheese was formed in July 2004 as a partnership between the Aves Family and the Gerloff Family. The Aves are the owners of the cows that produce the milk for our cheese. Located in Belvidere, Illinois the Aves farm is a 100 year old dairy farm with 90 head of cattle. The other partner is their cow veterinarian, Dr. Brian Gerloff (as well as his family) who also grew up on a 100 year old dairy farm in Woodstock, IL. With Dr. Gerloff having his PhD in Dairy Nutrition, he advises the Aves on what to feed the cattle to keep them healthy, provide great tasting milk, and to produce large volumes of milk (without the use of growth hormones). Hence the great flavor in all our cheese.
We sought out the best cheese craftsmen to work with and initially began working with a small cheese plant in Southern Wisconsin - Edelweiss Town Hall Dairy, Monticello, Wisconsin. Our first batch of Butterkase and Cheddar cheese was available in September 2004, and was marketed and sold in seasonal outlets across Illinois. We then began working with Deppeler Creamery in Monroe, Wisconsin who makes our undeniably delicious Swiss cheese. In 2011 we began working with Wiskerchen Cheese, Auburndale, Wisconsin who makes our Feta and our new Blue Cheese. We strive to produce a healthy, flavorful milk so the craftsmen can make some of the best tasting cheese for you, our customers!
We hope you enjoy it!
Happy Illinois cows!
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