2011

  1. Posted on August 6, 2011

    What a week it’s been here in Montreal. More to come, but I have to mention that Bent River received a third place ribbon in the Camembert category at the (North) American Cheese Society competition, topping dozens of other entries. One of my first posts covered my trip to the ACS conference three years ago in Chicago. I knew next to nothing… Read More »

  2. Posted on June 19, 2011

    I am a wayward blogger most of the time, but I do make more frequent updates on facebook. Happy Father’s Day, and have a great night.

  3. Posted on May 17, 2011

    I’m back in Mankato, and despite good intentions, never found time to post again from the road. Perhaps it’s for the best, as a little time to reflect can often help. I had a great weekend, half work, half pleasure. The work, and I use the term loosely, continued on Saturday with a drive down to Marion Street Cheese Market in Oak Park, Illinois,… Read More »

  4. Posted on May 13, 2011

    Here I sit, sated from a delicious meal at the Underground Kitchen in Madison, Wisconsin. They’ve had Bent River in their menu for the past few months, so I had to pay them a visit. Earlier, I spent a couple of hours sampling cheese at the Willy St. Co-op. This is the first time I’ve ever sampled outside of Minnesota,… Read More »

  5. Posted on April 1, 2011

    I’m pleased to announce a new addition to our roster, Fromage Blanc. It’s a fresh cheese that takes about a day to make, but can then be enjoyed immediately. Some people compare it to a lighter version of cream cheese, and there are definite similarities. For me, it’s a blend of cream cheese, yogurt and creme fraiche. There is the acidic tang common… Read More »

  6. Posted on March 8, 2011

    It’s been about a year-and-a-half since the first wheel of Bent River reached a retail shelf. Since then, we’ve seen a slow but steady increase in sales. Somewhere in the back of my head, I had prepared myself for a moment when things would catch fire, and sales would double overnight. That’s been the case a few times, for instance… Read More »

  7. Posted on January 25, 2011

    Thanks to Dan and Angie Bastian of Angie’s Kettle Corn, I’m happy to report that Bent River will be a part of a Minnesota gift basket going to Martha Stewart and her producers. They are taping the show today that will air on Thursday featuring gluten free products. Congratulations to a home-grown business that is going big time! I’ve known… Read More »

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