Eat Some Local Cheese this Earth Day

April 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

Eating local is important everyday but this Earth Day is a great time to tell all your skeptic friends that eating local cheese is not only delicious but easy to find.

Green City Market one of the biggest market in Chicago and offers everything you can think of including mouth-watering cheese.

Here is a list of some of the local cheeses you can find right in your neighborhood:

Prairie Pure Cheese — they have this ridiculous Butterkase cheese. Best. Grilled. Cheese. Ever.

Prairie Fruits Farm — the “Little Bloom on the Prairie” is my favorite. I worked at Tomato Mountain’s booth last summer, right next to them and I stared at that cheese all day – but don’t worry, I also bought it all the time.

Nordic Creamery — this creamery, new to me but I’ve heard a lot of good about them.

Capriole — fancy goat cheese. Delicious.

Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin– they have a lot of hard cheese and a lot of samples. Sunday Dinner made a hamburger last summer with Brunkow’s horseradish cheese spread that will live in my memory forever.

And don’t forget! Because we can all make our own cheese too, check out this dairy:

Kilgus Farmstead — all-jersey creamline milk — one word: yum.

There are so many ways to help our environment but the easiest and most practical way is changing how we eat. Shopping for local and in season produce, cheese, milk and eggs cuts down on shipping costs and gas usage and supports local business!

This Earth Day think locally and eat really well.





  1. Maureen says:

    Brunkow’s horseradish cheese spread is fantastic with a rich, zingy flavor. I usually eat it with pita chips.

  2. Keighty Alvarez says:

    i know it’s so good!

  3. Lynn Herrera says:

    You are an angel! I will buy all these cheeses!

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