CLEVELAND, OH, March 25, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- It might be the smallest, licensed dairy manufacturing plant in Ohio, but coming this April, it will be the only creamery in the Buckeye state spinning out American-style artisan ice cream made exclusively from pasture-grazed organic dairy.
Located in Lorain County, the family owned company was founded by multimedia artists and food artisans, Debby Krejsa and Josef Bomback. Advocates for local sustainability since the mid 70s, the couple bring their creative and culinary skills, along with a commitment to using organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible and practical.
"We believe in living simply and love creating things with our hands, both in our art studio or kitchen studio." said Krejsa, a Shaker Heights native. "Since the 1970s, wherever my husband and I lived, whether in Cleveland, Boston or San Francisco, we have always worked with the utmost respect for ingredients, process and craftsmanship."
The couple will work out of a 2,600 square foot facility, in Elyria, that was once a Lawson's Milk Company. "This is an awesome building with great bones and room to grow," said Bomback, an Oberlin College alum. "We are mindfully repurposing the building to become a sustainable small batch creamery that will consistently produce ice creams that are unmatched by grocery store brands and local scoop shops."
This is no easy task. In the U.S., the majority of ice cream is predominantly an industrialized food. Most shops, even some that claim to be homemade, often use commercially processed pre-fabricated bags of chemical laden dairy goop. Cowhaus Creamery does not use artificial flavorings, preservatives, emulsifiers, food colorings or high fructose corn syrup in any of their ice creams.
Along with their dedication to using the best ingredients, Cowhaus Creamery's goal and commitment as a sustainable enterprise is to create a community of synergetic relationships that will help generate a local food economy. "It's important that the product we're creating will help support local and regional family farms and related businesses, as well as our own, and that we do it with the smallest possible footprint." adds Bomback.
"We want people to experience what great locally-made ice cream should taste like," noted Krejsa. "Most people have never had small-batch-made-from-scratch ice cream. We believe Northeast Ohio will love what we are offering to our community."
Cowhaus Creamery is now finalizing plans to open their first retail shop in downtown Oberlin. Details to be announced at a later date.
About Cowhaus Creamery
Proudly made in Northeast Ohio, Cowhaus Creamery is a small, family owned company with the distinction of being the only micro-batch artisanal American-style ice cream factory in Ohio to use organic grass-grazed dairy to create their ice cream. All of their unique and exciting flavors are made with local,organic and sustainable products from the Great Lakes terroir and around the world. To learn more about Cowhaus Creamery please visit http://www.cowhauscreamery.com, Facebook and Twitter.
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