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Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream: 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 3

There are so many things to love about Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream -- the charming returnable one pint bottles, its MOSA organic designation and its local roots to name a few. But honestly, they have us at the cap of cream, which we like to call butterfat. The thick plug makes us nostalgic for the days of dairy delivery and milkmen, but more importantly, it lets us know that this is the real deal and will make our tea, sauces and homemade ice cream the absolute best they can be.

Huzzah for local cream we can be proud of!

This Scott County wonder is non-homogenized, which is just one more in a long line of wonderful decisions made by the Minar family that has make their cream better. They quit spraying pesticides on the farm in 1974, began grass grazing the cattle in the eighties, and in 2002, they opened the dairy. All of this adds up to a seriously thick cream, which whips into peaks quickly, but as they warn, can turn into butter if you don't keep a close watch on your beaters.

Butterfat!
Butterfat!


Behold the cap of cream! This is the product of happy, exercised cows who live longer and have less stress. That leads to pastures that don't erode, because they are growing sod, instead of grain, for the animals. Scoop it out and spread it on a berry or biscuit, or simply taste its naked milky goodness.


This cream is a perfect storm of sustainable, healthy and delicious qualities. It's luxurious 40% fat content makes it an eco-friendly, locavore's indulgence. Pick it up at the 75 stores that carry it in the area or go to the creamery and its adjacent store, so you can see exactly how the Cedar Summit Farm's cream goes from farm to table.

Cedar Summit Farm
25830 Drexel Avenue, New Prague
952.758.6886

No. 13: Fat Lorenzo's blood orange gelato

No. 14: Loring Kitchen & Bar's zucchini fries

No. 15: Trung Nam's coconut croissant

No. 16: Bryant-Lake Bowl's grilled cheese with ham

No. 17:   Zumbro Cafe's chicken wild rice hash

No. 18:   Skinner's Reuben Pizza

No 19:   Los Ocampo's Sope with Chicharrone Prensado

No. 20: Good Day Cafe's Glazed Doughnut Pancakes

No. 21:  El Taco Riendo's tacos

No. 22: 

Broders' fresh pasta

No. 23:  Burger Jones' salted caramel shake

No. 24:  Rinata's eggplant involtini

No. 25:  Smack Shack's lobster roll

No. 26:  Moto-i's steamed hoisin pork buns

No. 27:  The Happy Gnome's MN game burger

No. 28: 

Patisserie Margo's zuppa englese torte

No. 29:  Heartland's Kansas City strip steak

No. 30:  Tum Rup Thai's Mee Kah Teeh

No. 31:  Dolsot Bibimbap at Dong Yang Oriental Food

No. 32:  Piccolo's Scrambled Eggs with Pig's feet

No. 33:  Meritage's pommes frites

No. 34:  Travail's Fried Chicken

No. 35:  Hmong Village's stuffed chicken wings

No. 36:  Cafe Maude's Now You Know

No. 37:  Urban Eatery's Asian pork sliders

No. 38:  Isles Bun & Coffee's puppy dog tails

No. 39:  Surdyk's Flight's chicken báhn mì

No. 40:  Sunny Side Up Cafe's Santa Fe Railroad French Toast

No. 41:  Szechuan Spice's chicken with double chili pepper

No. 42:  Dancing Ganesha's Chicken 65

No. 43:  Bradstreet's Black Walnut Old Fashioned

No. 44:  Wakame Bistro's Crazy Lobster Roll

No. 45:  Brit's Pub Scotch Eggs

No. 46:  Peninsula's chili tofu

No. 47:  Annona Gourmet's balsamic vinegars

No. 48:  Cocina del Barrio's jalapeño poppers

No. 49:  Papa's Philly Cheesesteak

No. 50:  Swede Hollow Cafe's caramel roll

No. 51:  Thomasina's cashew brittle

No. 52:  Patisserie 46's Rory Cake

No. 53: Il Gatto's Ravanelli
No. 54: Mandarin Kitchen's seafood and tofu hotpot

No. 55: The Inn's Polish Delight cocktail
No. 56:
 Gopher Bar's Coney Island dog
No. 57: Holy Land's hummus tahini
No. 58: 
The Sample Room's wild mushroom ragout on polenta
No. 59: On's Thai Kitchen Nam Thok

No. 60: Flamingo Restaurant's vegetarian combo
No. 61: 
Sea Change's Brioche Pain Perdu
No. 62: Haute Dish's "Steak & Eggs"
No. 63: 
Tremblay's Sweet Shop salt water taffy
No. 64: Bars Bakery's Turtle Bar

No. 65: Pizzeria Lola's Lady ZaZa Pizza
No. 66: 
In Season's fried oysters
No. 67: Cave Vin's steak frites

No. 68: Everest on Grand's cabbage and potatoes
No. 70: 
Surly Coffee Bender
No. 71: Quang's bun tom xao

No. 72: YoYo Donuts' maple bacon doughnut
No. 73: 
Cupcake's mini cupcakes
No. 74: Willy D's ribs

No. 75: Salsa a la Salsa's Fried Chocolate Truffles
No. 76: Anodyne's Artichoke Melt

No. 77: Origami's steamed duck
No. 78: 
B.T. McElrath's Salty Dog bar
No. 79: Mozza Mia's house-made limoncello

No. 80: Salty Tart Bakery's pastry cream-filled brioche
No. 81: 
Little Szechuan's bamboo tips with chili sauce
No. 82: Oceanaire's Jumbo Lump Crab Cake

No. 83: Aperitif's Nonni's Meatballs
No. 84: 
Christos's Saganaki
No. 85: Seven Stars' Sesame Bagel

No. 86: Hell's Kitchen Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes
No. 87: 
Blackbird banh mi
No. 88: Tank Goodness chocolate chip cookies
No. 89: 
Sole Cafe's gal bee
No. 90: Porter & Frye's El Pelon

No. 91: Coffee News' fish and chips
No. 92: 
Bread & Chocolate's Fabulous Fudge Bar
No. 93: People's Organic Panna Cotta

No. 94: Sea Salt Eatery Crawdad Po' Boy
No. 95: 
Fuji Ya's Tofu Don
No. 96: Ike's Food and Cocktails The Weekender Bloody Mary

No. 97: Punch's Toto pizza
No. 98: 
Stockholm Pie Company's peanut butter fudge cream pie
No. 99: Dogwood Coffee Co.'s macchiato

No. 100: Al's Breakfast buttermilk pancakes

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