Vanilla bean cheddar added to the national list of top 5 food trends (read: we’re trendy and we know it)

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese was added to the Winter Fancy Food Show’s List of Top 5 Food Trends with their Vanilla Bean Cheddar cheese in January. The show, held in San Francisco every year, names top trends of the year, and Heber Valley Artisan Cheese was the only Utah company to make the list.

“We’re thrilled to be included with the trendiest foods of the year,” said Russel Kohler, owner and cheesemaker at Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. “Experimenting with different flavors in our farmstead cheeses is our favorite pastime, so it’s nice to be recognized.” Heber Valley Artisan Cheese was one of 20 companies who made the list, which predicts food trends.

The company’s Vanilla Bean Cheddar was listed as component in the vanilla bean category, predicted to gain fame this year in fine foods. Some other trends include turmeric, using greens as snack food and breakfast all day.

Best of State winners



For the third year in a row, Heber Valley Artisan Cheese has been recognized as Utah’s Best of State in the products and manufacturing dairy category. The Best of State Awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, and businesses in Utah. Winners were selected based on overall excellence and quality of services, creativity, differentiators, and efforts to improve the quality of life in the community and state.

Heber Valley Artisan Cheese will be recognized at the Best of State Awards Gala June 4th at 5:30 pm at the Salt Palace Convention Center Ballroom, Salt Lake City.

Cheese + Jam: it’s a beautiful thing

It’s alarming really, how well two American staples – cheese and jam – pair. The unlikely combination hits the harmonious spot between sweet, yet salty. Creamy, yet textured. The pair can be used to dress up the appetizer table at a dinner party or can be enjoyed on a lazy friday night in pajamas.

Here’s our take on the unlikely duo, and our most favorite way to enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich (trust us, make this and your kids will love you forever)!