Schnableit's gouda

Schnabeltier is not only a cheeserie, it’s also are a winery and brewery. Food trucks serve meals that can be eaten inside or on the outdoor patio. It specializes in such cheeses as Gouda.

Indiana has a cheese trail now. While I wonder why Michigan doesn’t have one yet, we live close enough to the state line to visit some of the Indiana stops.

There are currently 10 cheesemakers on the trail, and their products range from Italian cheeses and meats at Golfo di Napoli Dairy in Warren to raw milk cheeses at Jacobs & Brichford Farm Cheese in Connersville.

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Crystal Springs Creamery uses milk from its 300 dairy cows to make dairy products, including cheese and glass-bottled milk. Their market store, located in a three-story barn, also sells fresh produce, Amish baked goods and grass-fed meats.

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Root beer-flavored milk is one of several flavors made from the dairy cows at Crystal Springs Creamery in Osceola, Ind.

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Tulip Tree Creamery specializes in European-style cheeses and has won numerous awards.

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One of the older cheeseries on the Indiana Cheese Trail, Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville has become a destination – with its concerts, events, tours, restaurant, ice cream store and more.

Jane Ammeson can be contacted via email at or by writing to Focus, The Herald-Palladium, P.O. Box 128, St. Joseph, MI 49085.