Trends Foodies Need to Know … Now!

Whether you consider yourself to be a foodie, a master home chef or even a junk foodie (hey, no judgment here), the food world is moving at lightening speed … and you need to be in the know.

As you experiment in the kitchen and try a few new recipes, you’ll see that quality is so much better than quantity. Are we right? As an artisanal craft brand, we agree. Transparency is king!

The trend: Transparency

What it means: You want to know who makes your food, with what ingredients and how.

What to look for when shopping this trend:
1. People
We’re proud of the relationships we have with our family farms. When you spread our Amish Roll Butter over a slice of toast, you can rest assured that our team of farmers and butter artisans has worked to bring you their very best.

2. Ingredients
Butter is back! This prime ingredient is replacing cooking oil and artificial alternatives because it shouts ‘simplicity’. Make your recipes the way they were intended to be made – with real Amish Roll Butter.

3. Process 
Know where your dairy comes from. We take great pride in our humane treatment of animals. All of the family farms we rely on for our dairy employ these practices as well and share in our philosophy. Their cows are all pasture-raised and are given the opportunity to live and graze happily as cows. That’s what we call transparency!

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3 Reasons You’ll Want to Start Supporting Family Businesses

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Family Business Day is a holiday we hold near to our hearts, and it’s clear why. But what do you have to benefit from supporting a family business?

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This September 21st, take a closer look at local family businesses. We’re proud to be a 5th and 6th generation-owned dairy, and we’re even prouder to support local family farms. Here’s what you should know about family businesses before dropping our 84% butterfat Amish Roll Butter into your basket at the grocery store:

1. We’re committed. Not only is Minerva Dairy a key piece of our family history, but it is also what shapes our family today … and what will continue to shape our family for generations to come. We’re here to make the cheese and butter artisans who have come before us proud, as well as establish a business our children are honored to be a part of.

2. We’re dedicated to quality. Generations of Minerva Dairy family members have worked to perfect each of our recipes, and why tinker with something as rich and flavorful as our signature Amish Roll Butter? Even our family farmers are committed to producing only the highest quality of pasture-raised It’s something we won’t compromise on!

3. We work to serve our community. We know that butter lines the shelves at your grocery store, but there’s only one company that does it right. (Excuse us while we toot our own horn!) When you pick up Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter, you’re getting the results of our labor of love.

We know that our butter will help to make your family recipes … and that makes us proud. It’s why we strive to make our butter better!

Make Family Dinner a Winner … Again!

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This September is Family Meals Month, and just in time because it’s also back-to-school!

If you thought the summer was busy – between the sleepovers, summer camps and spur-of-the-moment play dates – then the school year is bound to give the word “busy” a new meaning.

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When you feel like extra-curriculars are dominating your time, pour some love and attention into the family dinner. It doesn’t have to be pretty, it just has to be! Get your kiddos to the table and trust us, just 30 minutes to a sit-down meal with your family will help you to:

1. Slow down
2. Recharge
3. Live mindfully
4. Give you the energy to tackle the full week ahead

From Prosciutto & Fig Panini’s to Jerk Orange Roughy Flatbread to Grilled Boneless Pork Chops with Pears, we’re making the family dinner a winner again. Our recipes are created by family, for family. Meet you at the dinner table!

Cheddar Brats
Ingredients
4 ounces Minerva Dairy Smoked Butter
1 pack cheddar bratwurst
3 Vidalia onions (sliced)
2 poblano peppers (seeded and sliced)
3 cans of Yuengling Lager
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions
In an aluminum tray, place Minerva Dairy Smoked Butter, sliced onions and peppers and beer. Place on lower heat side of the grill and stir as needed.

Grill cheddar brats just until the casing becomes charred. Place in the aluminum tray on the other side of the grill to marinate. Cook for 20 minutes. Serve with plenty of the onions, peppers and your favorite mustard on a good sausage roll.