On Food Quest, co-hosts Kim Alexis and Mario Lopez embark on epicurean adventures in their global search for culinary delights. Food Quest will focus on the best of Crave Brothers Classics Cheese on the October 11th program, and will share the inspiring story of the Crave family business.
All of the artisanal Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheeses are made with milk from the Crave family’s own dairy herd and are sustainably produced. The farmstead cheese-making facility uses 100 percent green power, and practices water conservation and recycling. An anaerobic biodigester produces enough electricity to power not only the Crave Brothers Farm and the farmstead cheese-making plant, but also more than 300 homes in their community.
Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics include Crave Brothers Mascarpone, Crave Brothers Fresh Mozzarella, and Crave Brothers Farmers Rope String Cheese. Crave Brothers Mascarpone is a rich, velvet-textured cheese made from fresh sweet cream, and has been honored with more than 30 awards. This year, for example, Crave Brothers Mascarpone won the First Place Award in its category—Open Class Soft Cheese—at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, and a First Place Award at the 2018 Dodge County Fair Cheese Judging in Beaver Dam, WI.
Crave Brothers Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls also won First Place at the 2018 Dodge County Fair, as well as the overall Merit Award. In addition, Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls placed First at the 2018 World Cheese Championships, and Second at the 2018 American Cheese Society. Crave Brothers Farmers Rope String Cheese won the Second Place/Red Ribbon award in the Italian Cheese—Pasta Filata category at this year’s Dodge County Fair.
Visit the website at www.cravecheese.com for product information about the award-winning line of Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, recipes, and videos highlighting the Crave Brothers green story.
The Crave family farms 2,500 acres of productive land in south-central Wisconsin, growing soybeans, corn and alfalfa to use as nutritious feed for their Holstein cows. From the biodigester to water recovery and recycling, sustainability is top-of-mind on the farm. The Crave Brothers Farm LLC and Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese LLC use 100% green power and are carbon-negative businesses. Their anaerobic biodigester produces more electricity than they need, enough to power the dairy farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant, and over 300 homes in their community.
Every pound of cheese made by George Crave, a licensed cheese maker, is made with milk from the family’s herd. Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese produces Fresh Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Part-skim Mozzarella, Oaxaca, Farmer’s Rope String Cheese, and Fresh Cheddar Cheese Curds in white, yellow and jalapeño varieties.