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Q+A with Mackenzie Creamery Owner, Jean Mackenzie

Mackenzie Creamery has been churning out award winning goat cheese for seven years. It all began with a cheesemaking course taken by Jean while on vacation. It was then that she found her calling and got down to business (literally!) on launching her own. In less than six months, Mackenzie Creamery was born in the lower level of her barn in Hiram, Ohio. Since then, Jean has not only grown a successful business and national reputation; she’s also taken her love for the industry to new heights by founding the Ohio Cheese Guild. The farm itself has provided a beautiful backdrop for many Plated Landscape dinners over the years, with equally beautiful dishes inspired by the creamery’s distinctive flavor profiles. Below we interview Jean on what makes her cheeses so special, some fun recipes to try and her mission as a local producer. Q. Mackenzie Creamery is one of the … READ MORE

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Q+A WITH CO-OWNER OF YELLOW HOUSE CHEESE, Kristyn Henslee

Next up on the Plated Landscape schedule is Yellow House Cheese, a farm specializing in artisan-style aged cheeses that are handmade in their creamery in Seville, Ohio. We chatted with main “milk maid” Kristyn Henslee about what makes this family-operated farm so special. Q. Yellow House Cheese is certainly making a name for itself. How do you set yourselves apart from other cheese producers? A. We work hard and do everything ourselves. We milk our own animals. Everything is done by hand. We are genuine. And I think that it really comes out in our product. My girls and I laugh that “It’s made with love in Seville.” But it’s true. Q. What are some of your specialty cheeses? Which ones will be making an appearance on the the Spice menu at this month’s Plated Landscape dinner? A. When we started out, we were committed to making only blues because … READ MORE

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Q+A with Plated Landscape Dinner Host and Owner of Muddy Fork Farm, Monica Bongue

Chef Ben first met Monique of Muddy Fork Farm more than 7 years ago at the Shaker Square Farmers Market and have since put on several (as in too many to count for Monica!) Plated Landscape Dinners at the colorful farm teeming with wildlife. On June 1st, they’ll host one of many more dinners highlighting Monica’s favorite vegetable of the season. Read on to learn more about this sustainable farm that’s tucked along the Mohican River in Wooster, Ohio and how Monica is doing her part to bring local produce and agriculture to consumers in Wooster and beyond. Q. Muddy Fork Farm, what’s the story behind the name? A. Our farm overlooks the beautiful valley of the Muddy Fork of the Mohican River. Also, forks and food just go together. Q. Did the farm life choose you, or did you choose the farm life? A. I’d say both. I grew … READ MORE

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