Based in Hope, MN, Hope Creamery is one of the last small batch creameries in Minnesota. Their butter is created using an age-old process—vat pasteurization and small batch weekly churnings using local, growth-hormone-free cream. Hope Creamery never stores inventory, ensuring that you get the freshest, smoothest, richest-tasting butter available. Their business model is simple; they make butter, they sell butter, and then they make more butter. Simple & delicious.
Crystal Ball Farms Milk
Brown Cow Yogurt
Kalona Chocolate Milk
Kalona SuperNatural™ is based in the small farming community of Kalona, Iowa, where they work with sustainable family farms to provide delicious, certified organic whole chocolate milk from pasture-grazed cows. The bottled milk products offered by Kalona contain fresh, locally-sourced milk from Iowa Amish and Mennonite farms. Six days a week, milk from these local farms arrives at the creamery and is gently processed so Kalona can deliver milk in the most natural state possible. They use a lower-temp pasteurization process and do not homogenize their milk–leaving a delicious cream top for you to enjoy (shake to mix).
Kalona Cottage Cheese
Not one but two products in our top five list! As the name suggests, cottage cheese was first made in the kitchens of country cottages using only the simplest ingredients. Kalona follows this timeless tradition, making cottage cheese that has a distinctively pure texture and flavor. Starting with organic milk from grass-fed cows that is HTST pasteurized, enzymes are added to start the curd-making process. Over four to five hours, the curds continue to form inside the cheese vat. The whey is removed, and the curds are cut, cooled, and moved to a new vat where the cottage cheese dressing is added. Kalona’s whole milk cottage cheese is a blend of nonfat milk, cream, and Celtic Sea Salt®, an unprocessed whole salt that is hand-harvested on the Brittany coast of France.