Say Cheese…goat cheese that is!
ucked into a quiet neighborhood street a few blocks from downtown Kent, the old Labor Temple, once a community space as well as union hall, has been transformed into the areas newest small green business—Lucky Penny Creamery. The business is owned by Abbe and Anderson Turner and was funded by two dozen private investors, all with a deep commitment to the principles of healthy food and a healthier world.
In January of this year, the creamery officially opened and began selling to local markets. Their specialty is farm-fresh goat cheeses made in small batches according to artisanal traditions. Everything is done by hand, so there are limited quantities of cheese for sale, but additional space in the building is slated for expanded operations. One room in the creamery is a future drying room as well as two aging rooms so that Gouda, tomme, and Camembert can be added to the list of Lucky Penny cheeses.
Local herds of Nubian, Alpine, La Mancha and other dairy goats provide the milk. They feast on a special blend of grains grown on Portage County farms. The milk from these lucky goats contain no chemicals or pesticides.
Lucky Penny Creamery not only allows The Turners to bring their own wholesome farm products to market, but also provides a processing facility for multiple dairy farms throughout the state, allowing small farmers to enter the cheese business.
A retail outlet has been recently added.
Open: Friday noon – 7 • Saturday 9 AM – 1 PM
632 Temple Ave, Kent OH ......... 330-572-7550
Mooove over Elsie…there’s a new kid in town!