Traders Point Creamery, Zionsville, IN Wins National Award for Cottage Cheese Production for Third Year

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Traders Point Creamery wins 2nd place in the cow’s milk category of Cultured Milk Products at the 27th annual American Cheese Society Competition held in la Palais de Congres, Montreal, Quebec. At previous competitions, they have walked away with awards on their Cottage Cheese, their signature cheese Raw Milk Fleur de la Terre (gouda), their yogurt, and their spreadable Fromage Blanc. They were also awarded the Clear Choice Award for 2011 from the Glass Packaging Institute for their innovative use of glass for their cottage cheese.

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Traders Point Creamery is famous for their old-fashioned, organic cottage cheese.

“We believe that sustainable farming keeps the soil and the animals healthy, does not harm the environment, and supports and enhances the community. We are privileged to be a part of this healthy movement" said Peter Kunz

Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville is known for their excellent oganic, 100% grass-fed dairy products. Again this year they were recognized as one of the top manufacturers in the nation for their cottage cheese, winning the 2nd place standing in the category of Cultured Milk Products.

“We make our cottage cheese the old fashioned way,” said head cheese maker Lindsay Klaunig. “We do it with the pillow cases and drip method and it takes a long time to get it just right. But if you want an excellent product, that is the way to do it.”

Klaunig has been a part of Traders Point Creamery for nearly a year. Hired for her expertise in molded cheeses like the gouda for which Traders Point is known. In fact, prior to Klaunig joining the staff, they had all but depleted their supply of their signature cheese, Raw Milk Fleur de la Terre (Flower of the Earth). By early August, Klaunig had prepared and molded about 3500 pounds of the robust and unique-flavored cheese which allowed the Creamery to begin selling it outside of their restaurant, The Loft, once again.

In addition to the National Award, Traders Point Creamery also received notice this week that they were awarded The Clear Choice Award for 2011 from the Glass Packaging Institute for innovative use of glass for their cottage cheese. Their jars have become collectors’ items for many customers, reusing the beautiful jars which feature illustrations by internationally-known artist Nancy Noel on the lid and label.

Quality control at Traders Point Creamer is imperative and the latest results on the quality of their products showed that their grass-fed, organic milk and whole milk yogurt has a ratio of 1:1 of the good fats, Omegas 3 and 6, making it one of the most nutrient-rich and fat-balanced milks on the market. The optimal ratio is 4:1 or less, with typical conventional dairy being 14:1!

Although it is pushed in the medical field by some doctors to avoid fats, other experts realize that everyone needs them, in particular, Omega fats. The combination of these two omegas, which work together so one does not take over the other, provide a double whammy to diseases like arthritis, immune-inflammatory disease, and tumor proliferation, in addition to helping reduce triglycerides, blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. These important Omegas are also found in fish, but many people overlook the fact that they are also abundant in grass-fed beef and milk from grass-fed cows.

Every day Traders Point Creamery milks between 50 and 70 cows to produce their products, which are only sold in their stores and at a select few markets like Whole Foods. They have selected Brown Swiss cows to raise because of their high butterfat content, which averages 4 percent and 3.5 percent protein, providing an excellent base for their cheese production.

Traders Point Creamery has been in existence since 2003 as Indiana’s only 100% grass-fed organic dairy farm. Starting with an ice cream shop called the Dairy Bar, they expanded their barn built in the 1800s, and their restaurant, The Loft. Serving organic lunch and dinner, seven-days a week, they create incredible entrees using the products they raise: Grass-fed burgers, steaks, fresh vegetables from their gardens and other local farms, and of course, their famous cheese products. People visit The Loft and Traders Point Creamery from all across the country.

“We have been blessed with a piece of land here that we are responsible for maintaining,” said owner Dr. Peter Kunz. “We believe that sustainable farming keeps the soil and the animals healthy, does not harm the environment, and supports and enhances the community. We are privileged to be a part of this healthy movement.”

Traders Point Creamery holds many events, from a weekly Farmer’s Market to special cook outs, classes, educational programs, summer camps and tours. They were recently featured on the TV Program Make Your Life Healthy which airs in the Cincinnati area and has been syndicated by the Telos Digital Television Network.

For more information about Traders Point Creamery, contact:
Gail Alden
Director of Marketing, Media and Events
Traders Point Creamery
9101 Moore Rd.
Zionsville, IN 46077
317-733-1700
gail(at)traderspointcreamery(dot)com
http://www.traderspointcreamery.com

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