THESE FOLKS ARE TURNING THE TIDE AGAINST FACTORY MILKING AND DAIRY PRODUCTION. OUR CHEESEMONGERS CARE FOR THEIR GOATS AND COWS AS FAMILY AND TAKE PRIDE IN THE HISTORY OF THEIR ANCIENT CRAFT. OUR FRIENDS AT FOX RIVER MAKE IT EASY TO SOURCE THESE FANTASTIC PRODUCTS.
Baetje Farms is located in Bloomsdale Missouri in beautiful Ste. Genevieve County. The goats at Baetje Farms are free to roam the pastures, play, and relax as they please! The Baetje goats are fed an organic diet from other local farms and milked in their natural cycles, making for a better quality milk. Many of the cheeses produced at Baetje Farms are made from the milk of their own herds, giving those the title of Pure Artisan Farmstead Goat Cheese.
Fox River Dairy has been family owned business since 1910 and supplying fine food items to the St. Louis area. Today they over over 600 specialty food ingredients to many of St. Louis’ hotels, country clubs, restaurants, caterers and stores.
Heartland Creamery is located in rural Newark Missouri, a vision of local businessman and farmer, Charlie Sharpe. Heartland boasts over 2,100 goats and produces around 3,000 pounds of handcrafted cheese a day! Heartland has built a company based on faith and community, giving people a second chance to rebuild their lives through the faith-based rehab facility at Heartland.
Dave Ludwig wants to make the dreams of his late son, Jacob, come true. Ludwig Farmstead Creamery uses day-fresh milk from their own Holstein cows to make the best European style artisan cheeses in small batches. The raising of their cows is a big part of their business. Ludwig Farmstead Creamery proudly displays their Certified Humane certification for the raising and handling their cattle. You can find them in Fithian, IL.
The Marcoot family settled in Greenville, IL in the mid 1800s and started raising Jersey cattle, the farm is currently run by the 7th generation. In 2009 Amy and Beth Marcoot took over operation of the family farm and decided to expand into the cheese business, producing their first wheel of cheese in 2010. The cheese at Marcoot Jersey Creamery is made solely from the milk of their own cows.
Ron Ryan has made sorbet for his friends for years with such great praise and response that he decided to introduce his creations to the St. Louis market. Ronnie’s Ice Cream Company opened its doors in 1979 as a sorbet manufacturer. After his success with sorbet, Ron decided to introduce ice cream to the menu. After 30+ years in business, Ron still sells his products to several of his original customers! Find Ronnie’s Ice Cream at your local ice cream shoppe and at the Muny this summer.
Ted Drewes first opened their doors in St. Louis in 1930 and had three locations by 1941, including the two current locations. Ted Drewes is a St. Louis tradition and a popular tourist stop on Historic Route 66. Ted Drewes famous concrete was added to the menu in 1959 along with delicious sundaes, shakes & malts and a selection of specialty treats. For the past 50 years you can also pick out your Christmas Tree at Ted Drewes, they are open till Christmas Eve.