Thursday, June 26, 2014

Local Tomatoes and Fresh Mozz!

Hot weather in St. Louis means local tomatoes + fresh local mozzarella 

Dry Dock Farms Local Heirloom Tomatoes are now in stock at Forsyth!

Here is a picture of today's batch!

Plus Fresh local Marcoot  Mozzarella and fresh Burrata cheese have both also arrived

Burrata Cheese
Burrata is the ultimate a fresh Italian cheese. It is fresh Mozzarella that is wrapped around a mixture of cream and more mozzarella. The best way to serve is to just slice the top of the cheese with an "X" and then pour on a little olive oil, pepper, and sea salt. Great with your favorite greens like arugula or on crostini.

Marcoot Creamery Fresh Mozzarella --
Our story begins in 1840 when the "Markut" family sailed from Switzerland to New Orleans taking the steam ship up the Mississippi River to the sparsely inhabited Bond- Madison County area of southern Illinois. The Markut name was changed back to a previous old World spelling "Marcoot". We know for certain by the mid-1800's our ancestors had Jersey cattle because we have dated "Marcoot Jersey Farm" letterhead. Seven generations of the family have raised Jersey cattle.
In March 2010, we embarked on a new adventure in the legacy of the Marcoot Jersey Farm. Marcoot Jersey Creamery made the first wheels of cheese March 29, 2010. John & Linda Marcoot and their daughters and son in law - Amy, Beth, Brittany & Josh Wheeler and Brooke with assistance of John's brother & family- Roger & Anita Marcoot, Bryan & Dana Marcoot and Lyndsey & Chris Walls and Linda's brother Dale Chapman, and John and Roger's mother Marian work together to provide all the labor for the farm and the creamery. The cheese is made solely from the milk of our own Registered Jersey, grassfed cattle. The 60 milking Jersey cows enjoy pasturing on the paddocks of a variety of grasses to provide abundant natural nutrition. No hormones are given to the cattle. Homeopathic remedies are the first line of defense when necessary.

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