Local Ingredient Sources
Living in France, I learned the essential fact that INGREDIENTS MATTER. They are what set our classes apart from the others. Local ingredients are our priority, therefore seasonality dictates the topics of the classes. Ingredients that cannot be sourced in Ohio are done so through careful consideration and much research…and organically whenever possible. You will find the purest, cleanest, most delicious ingredients in all our classes. Here is how to find them to use in your own kitchen.
Richardson Farms, Medina OH
Sixth generation farmers, Bill and Ben Richardson combine tradition with innovation. Not to mention unbeatable customer service and fresh, delicious products. All of the eggs used in all of our classes are sourced from their farm. Beyond eggs, it is a close as you can get to a one-stop shop for local plants, produce, honey, greens, apples, and the list goes on. Visit their beautiful farm and tell them I sent you!
Minerva Dairy, Minerva OH
Some say using REAL BUTTER makes all the difference, but that is not good enough for us! Butter is butter right? We disagree! We want the best, cleanest, freshest, local cream for the butter that plays such a prominent roll in many of our classes. For this, we turn to 6th generation butter makers in Minerva. Minerva Dairy uses cream from local farms to churn the BEST butter with a 84% BUTTERFAT content. This is essential is French pastries and the closest to what is used in Europe. We use Minerva Dairy’s Unsalted 2# Roll Butter for our buttercream, brown butter, croissants, pastries, ghee and so much more! If you have trouble finding their unsalted butter, just send me a message and I will be glad to help you get the best butter in NE Ohio.
Would you like to have a complete list of our sources? I have spent years of being completely ingredient obsessed to develop this useful and flavorful list. Stay tuned and in the meantime, join us for a class to discover the difference ingredients make!