we launched some new medium cheddar and pepper jack and thought i knew which would be his favorite.
odin loves ov cheddar cheese. in fact, he’ll tell you it’s his favorite cheese ( specifically ov raw sharp which i find amusing because when i was his age if it wasn’t pizza cheese or american cheese i didn’t want to anything to do with it ). but he mostly eats it on dishes – primarily tacos and beans and rice and cheese and kale – and not as a snack. he likes pepper jack, but it’s not even a top five favorite.
so, easy bet, right? medium cheddar would be a home run. bzzzzzzt. he and his buddies loooooooove the pepper jack. we can’t keep enough of it in the house.
you’d expect cheddar to outsell pepper jack so it’ll be interesting to see if odin and his buddies predict a national counterintuitive trend.
maybe we need to get him into the product development process a little earlier
apparently, glenn danzig is branching out into artisan cheese.
i would be remiss to not point out updated organic valley cream cheese packaging
i’ve been testing our the new spotify running feature ( more here ) and i love it. the commissioned originals playlists didn’t really do much for me. i’m sure they’ll figure that out, but i can run to the “electronic moves” playlist at 170-180 beats per minute all day long. not too many repeat songs after several hours of running. i only wish they’d let me “thumbs up/down” and make it easy for me to add songs to my own playlists.
i was enjoying it so much on an 8 mile run today that i thought they surely left money on the table because i’d gladly pay for this feature. then it occurred to me that i’m probably more valuable to some companies that would really like to know not just that i’m a runner but when i’m running and how often i run. right on cue, i heard an ad for a protein recovery beverage.
and then, a little more slowly than it probably should have, a lightbulb went off.
some might recall that two years ago we had a fire at organic valley hq. the burned out portion of the building was rebuilt in a year but marketing has been old bank in westby, wisconsin for two years because there’s no room for us at headquarters.
so, we’re building a new building in nearby cashton, wisconsin that’s coming along nicely. being in an old bank has been fine and all but can’t wait to move into the new building in early 2016!
i’m not sure who made the decision to not center the gambrel but it’s going to mess with my head
a really great set of organic valley milk and cream products. as the brand manager, it makes me smile . one thing, though, catches my eye.
words of wisdom from epicurus 2,300 years before scientists discovered the surprising link between gut bacteria and anxiety and the mind.
jerome, the bearded white wizard is telling a story about his son jerry ( sitting to his left in blue to the right of the fire ). we very much surprised jerry for his 50th birthday party. jerome and jerry are both very special people at organic valley.
as a side note, i’m wearing a green cape that says “captain grassmilk”, neon green socks, green shorts and green shirt. long story.
not sure why it took me so long to think about making stuffed crust pizza with organic valley mozzarella stringles but i’m glad it finally came to me! easy peasy to wrap the crust around a stringle and bake like usual.
woila – cheesy stuffed crust!
it’s hard to remember exactly when – probably close to 20 years ago – kris bought a 1961 edition of rodale press. she wanted to garden more and wanted to be organic which started us down a path of thinking about where are food comes from which many years later was a big reason why i was very excited to join organic valley ( 9 years ago?! ).
medium rare organic, 100% grass-fed burger topped with melted organic valley blue cheese and generous amount of sriracha sauce. served with a side of homemade fries. SUPER DELICIOUS! A++ will grill again.