John and Anne – along with their Leelenau Cheese Raclette – were featured in a recent article in the Washington Post.

Leelanau Cheese Co. will be a stop on the culinary farm tours of Leelanau Peninsula presented by Learn Great Foods on June 3, 10, 17 and 24.  These tours are a great way to get to know the farm producers in our area.

Martha Ryan’s Suttons Bay restaurant, Martha’s Leelanau Table features local products whenever available.   Her M-22 Omelette incorporating Leelanau Cheese Raclette is reported in today’s Traverse City Record Eagle story on this year’s edition of  Taste the Local Difference from the Michigan Land Use Institute.    The guide’s cover sports a photo by Ken Scott of his CSA share from 9 Bean Rows here at Black Star Farms.

The omelette sounds delicious.   Do try this at home!

Ryan has used Leelanau Cheese on her menu since she opened her restaurant in 2008. She recently came up with an “M-22 Omelette” that has potatoes, onions, greens — usually Swiss chard — and a stripe of Leelanau Cheese down the center of the folded omelette.

The results are in, and Leelanau Cheese Co. Aged Raclette took the silver medal at the 2009 U. S. Championship Cheese Contest with a score of 99.2 out of 100. Their Raclette placed fifth in its class with a score of 99.25. The Green Bay event was the largest cheese competition ever held in the U. S. Another great showing for Anne and John, our artisan cheesemakers!