Cheese made by Redhead Creamery in Brooten named a food finalist
BROOTEN — A cheese from Redhead Creamery LLC was named a Good Food Award finalist by the Good Food Foundation, according to a news release from the company.
Redhead Creamery, of Brooten, had its North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster announced Tuesday amongst 24 other cheesemaker finalists, with the winner to be announced Jan. 22, 2021.
A total of 338 food and drink crafters were awarded finalist status in 17 categories, from almost 2,000 entries.
According to the release, North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster takes its name from the water and land that surround Jer-Lindy Farms LLC, as well as the style of European cheeses after which it is modeled. North Fork is the name of the township in which the farm and creamery reside, named after the source of the North Fork of the Crow River.
Minnesota 14 Whiskey, made by Panther Distillery in Osakis, is washed on the munster along with a B. linens bacteria for coloration. Redhead Creamery describes the munster as "the funkiest cheese they make."
North Fork Whiskey Washed Munster was previously named first place in 2018 and third place in 2019 at the Minnesota State Fair cheese and butter competition in the artisan category.