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Mackenzie Creamery tied themselves for 3rd Place at the 2011 American Cheese Society Cheese Competition held in Montreal, Canada on August 3 – 7. Their cheeses, Cognac Fig and Apricot Ginger tied in the “Fresh Goat Milk Cheeses – Flavor Added” category. Mackenzie Creamery introduced Cognac Fig in the fall of 2010 and it went on to immediately win 1st Place at the American Dairy Goat Cheese Competition that October. “Our Cognac Fig syrup is made with Courvoisier Cognac and Dalmatia Figs. The Apricot Ginger was introduced this spring of 2011.
The Apricot Ginger was introduced this spring of 2011. This pleasing flavor was created by Jean’s daughter-in-law, Erica, and has been one of their most popular flavors yet!
2011 ACS Third Place
Fun Dinner with Friends
Celebrating the grand opening of Earth Fare's first Ohio store in Fairlawn, OH, and days of hard work setting up the new store are Kimberly Keese of Euro USA at left, Sara Magnuson of Earth Fare, center and Courtenay Tyler aslo from Earth Fare.
Earth Fare has just opened its first Ohio store in Fairlawn, Ohio. The Fairlawn location is the first of four to open this year. Please come to Earth Fare and see one of the finest cheese departments around. Mackenzie Creamery is honored to be a part!
Dinner with Friends above: seated from left to right are Earth Fare Reps; Courtenay Taylor and Sara Magnuson, Jean Mackenzie of Mackenzie Creamery, center, and seated at the right is Jim Zella of Terra Energy Geothermal.
Mackenzie Creamery in the News!
When thinking about Ohio, specifically Portage County, cheese is not the first thing that comes to mind. Lush green pastures of the
various farms, quaint small towns that appear frozen in time, and narrow dirt roads leading to who-knows-where dot this beautiful
"No shortage of locally produced gift ideas in Portage"
When area residents sit down for holiday meals or shop for unique Christmas gifts they may be surprised to see how much food on the
table or under the tree comes from Portage County farmers. From apple pie to goat cheese to fruit baskets, many items on the table
this holiday will be coming from local farms....
Try one of our delicious
Goat Cheese recipes.
with Goat Cheese & Black Olives...
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Mackenzie Creamery, one of the leading artisanal cheesemakers in Ohio, has been honored by Portage County Park District Foundation
as the recipient of the 2011 Environmental Conservation Award – Green Business.
In 2007, Mackenzie Creamery built their facility
using “green products” wherever possible and holding its focus on being as “green” and sustainable as possible, while at the same
time complying with the Federal and State requirements for running a Grade A cheese processing facility. The company uses geo thermal
technology to condition their facility. The R value 42 insulation was achieved by using cellulose insulation (recycled newspapers).
All the whey by product is collected in a 200 gallon tank. Several times a week a local farmer comes to picks up the whey. He feeds
it to his hogs and chickens or sprays it on his fields as a rich fertilizer. The company purchases its fresh goat milk from two dairies
located in Middlefield, OH that employ both good practices and procedures along with humane animal care.
“To me, running a sustainable
business means being sustainable at all levels: environmental, human and business. So many people focus on the environmental aspect
of sustainability, but it is also about the people who come into our lives each day, whose lives are changed and improved by what
we are doing. It is about working with and supporting other local businesses”, says Jean Mackenzie, owner and head cheesemaker of
Mackenzie Creamery is entering its fourth year in business and has won eight (8) national awards and in 2009,
their cheese was voted by the editors of Cleveland Magazine as the Best Goat Cheese in Northeast Ohio.
Mackenzie Creamery is recipient of Portage County
Environmental Conservation Award for sustainable
farming and business practices.