Fifth annual Curd Fest expects 1,200-plus to Brooten's Redhead Creamery on June 17
**Video added from Curd Fest in 2022
June 8, 2023
Redhead Creamery, LLC, invites the public to its fifth annual Curd Fest Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available at RedheadCreamery.com for $12, or $15 at the door. Current reigning champion of the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Natural Rind Cheddar category, Redhead Creamery, LLC, operates at Jer-Lindy Farms, between Sauk Centre and Brooten and south of the village of Padua. Parking is available on-site.
Entry will allow attendees to access a variety of food and drink, including goods from Ferndale Market turkey, Isadore Nuts and Jupiter Moon ice cream; food trucks Peppa and Poppy's, Papa D's, Papa K's BBQ and The Grandstand Concession; drinks include Northern Soda, Reality Roasters, Goat Ridge Brewery, Milk & Honey Ciders, Rolling Forks Vineyards, Mousse Winery, and Lucy's Lemonade; and educational exhibits from Stearns Soil and Water, Minnesota Grown, North Fork Crow River Watershed District, Stearns County Sheriff and the Sauk Centre Ambulance.
For entertainment, listen to The Josh Cleveland Band, The Crop Dusters and Ben Stoeck, and join in cheering on the Celebrity Milking Contest as celebrities Princess Kay of the Milky Way, The Honorable State Auditor Julie Blaha and Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Andrea Vaubel (invited) challenge farmer and reigning Curd Fest champion Jerry Jennissen to raise money for the Western Stearns County Food Shelf.
Redhead Creamery's renown pan-fried (batter-less) cheese curds, as well as deep fried, fresh, chocolate covered cheese curds, and curd kabobs. Redhead Creamery will also have their award-winning artisan cheeses including American Original St. Anthony, Margie Cheddar, pimento and garlic spreads, Lucky Linda Cheddar (named best in the U.S.), North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster, Little Lucy Brie, Henry's Havarti and new Queso Anejo (cojita-style) cheese.
Attendees can walk in self-guided farm tours at Jer-Lindy Farms, LLC, where family members have milked cows since 1983. Kids 11 and under are free.
"We are excited to welcome everyone back for the fifth Curd Fest," said Alise Sjostrom, founder, CEO and head cheesemaker at Redhead Creamery LLC. "We expect nearly 1,500 people to attend, and have plenty of alfalfa fields for parking."
About Redhead Creamery, LLC: Redhead Creamery, established 2014, is one of Minnesota's only farmstead creameries. The company aims to share agriculture and fine cheeses with the public. Most recently, awards include First Place Natural Rind Cheddar and Top 20 of 2,200 entries at the U.S. Championship Cheese Awards. Redhead Creamery LLC is owned by the Jennissen and Sjostrom families.