Help improve the cheese available in Saint Louis!
Over the past two years, Marcoot Jersey Creamery has established itself as one of the Saint Louis area's finest cheese makers. Sisters Amy and Beth Marcoot have become well-known fixtures of several local farmers' markets and have worked tirelessly to get their cheese into local grocery stores.
While the quality of their current cheese is already excellent, they are unable to make certain varieties of cheese, such as traditional cheddars and colby, because they lack a commercial cheese press.
In this kickstarter campaign we hope to raise the funds to help Marcoot Jersey Creamery get a cheese press, improving the quality and availability of local cheese in Saint Louis.
An explanation of the farm and the project from Amy Marcoot:
A major component to our sustainability is making great products. That is our goal everyday. There are a few pieces of equipment we need to buy for the quality of our products to continue improving. A cheese press is the major piece of equipment we need. We are very excited about making a great cheddar and possibly even a colby cheese. We cannot do this well without a cheese press. Not only will we be able to add new cheeses, some of the cheeses we are currently making will improve with a cheese press.
Fair Shares Funds is an ongoing project of Fair Shares CCSA, working to improve the infrastructure, quality and distribution of food grown and produced in the Saint Louis area.
By raising funds for local agricultural infrastructure, we help area farmers help themselves and our community.
Yes! We're happy to ship! If you could include an extra $8 to cover fast shipping we have plenty of little box coolers that we can use. If you do a level that includes naming a cow, we'll email you a picture!
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Aug 7, 2012 - Sep 6, 2012 (30 days)
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Pledge $10 or more
A package of delicious fresh cheese curds - your choice of flavor.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Name a Cow! Choose a name for one of the beautiful jersey cows in the Marcoot herd. + A package of delicious fresh cheese curds - your choice of flavor.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
A wedge of fresh cheese (your choice of variety) + A package of delicious fresh cheese curds - your choice of flavor.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Three Cheeses! A container of fresh mozzarella, a wedge of fresh cheese and a wedge of aged cheese. + Name a Cow! Choose a name for one of the beautiful jersey cows in the Marcoot herd.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Help pull mozzarella on the farm! Mozzarella cheese is made every Monday on the farm. Join the Marcoots in the exciting process. The farm is only 45 minutes away from downtown Saint Louis.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Take a guided tour of the Marcoot's farm and milking operation, and enjoy a cheese tasting on the farm for up to 8 people.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Receive a wheel of cheese made with the new cheese press. This is a large portion of cheese, perfect for eating from for months or serving at a party. + A guided tour of the Marcoot's farm and milking operation, and enjoy a cheese tasting on the farm for up to 8 people. + Name a Cow! Choose a name for one of the beautiful jersey cows in the Marcoot herd.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012