Updates & Blog

Posted 10/26/2017 9:54am by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

   

 

Upcoming Farm Store Hours

Come shop with your favorite local farmers!

Cheese, lamb, pork, chicken, duck & turkey!

  • November 4    10-Noon
  • November 18  10-Noon
  • December 16  10-Noon
  • December 23   9-Noon
  • December 30  10-Noon

If these dates and times do not work you can call, email or text in an order and schedule a pickup time or delivery.

330.769.9733    cheese@yellowhousecheese.com

3771 Blake Road in Seville

You can also find us at the Shaker Farmers Market in Cleveland every Saturday from 8-Noon.


Planning for the holidays?

If you want to skip the turkey this Thanksgiving we have whole chickens and whole ducks.

Smoked ham and leg of lamb roasts are also available.

It's also time to reserve your Christmas and Hanukkah roasts.

Send an email to cheese@yellowhousecheese.com to reserve today.


Medina Candlelight Walk

We will be at the Medina Candlelight Walk November 17-19th with our meats and cheeses.

It's a really nice event showcasing the Historic Medina Square and local businesses. More information can be found here:

http://www.mainstreetmedina.com/candlelight-walk.html


Looking Ahead

Our next on farm event will be Shearing Day coming up in between Christmas and New Year's. Watch social media for more details.


 

Yellow House Cheese

330.769.9733 yellowhousecheese.com

      

Posted 10/26/2017 9:23am by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

Come shop with your favorite local farmers!

Cheese, lamb, pork, chicken, duck & turkey!

  • November 4    10-Noon
  • November 18  10-Noon
  • December 16  10-Noon
  • December 23   9-Noon
  • December 30  10-Noon

You can also call, email or text in an order and schedule a pickup time or delivery.

330.769.9733    cheese@yellowhousecheese.com


FARM STORE IS LOCATED AT 3771 BLAKE ROAD IN SEVILLE


You can also find us at the Shaker Farmers Market in Cleveland every Saturday from 8-Noon.

Posted 10/26/2017 8:48am by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

    

 

Please choose which design you prefer for your kickstarter reward

Posted 10/8/2017 6:57pm by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.
Fall Open House
Saturday, October 14 2-6pm
  • Learn more about Yellow House Cheese during the Fall Open House.
  • See the sheep, learn about rotational grazing, watch sheep dog demonstrations, sample sheep milk cheeses and purchase local lamb, pork & chicken.
  • We welcome you and your family out to the farm. Pet lambs, visit with the goats, find the chickens.We encourage questions about farming and bring a camera for photos.
  • We do not charge for the Open House, but we hope that you purchase cheese and meats during your visit.

 

Fall Open House Schedule 2-6pm
2:30 Sheep Dog Demonstration
3:15 Learn about Chicken Tractors
3:45 Learn about the Cheeses of YHC
4:15 Sheep Dog Demonstration
4:45 Learning about Lamb Cuts & Cooking
5:15 Sheep Dog Demonstration
5:45 What it means to really support local

Coming to the Open House to Shop?

You can place your order ahead of time!

Send an email to cheese@yellowhousecheese.com or text 330.769.9733

All prices listed per pound

LAMB

Ground $9

Shanks $12

Shoulder Roast $12

Leg of Lamb Roast $12

Leg Steaks $12

Lamb Chops $18

Kabob & Stew Meat $9

Lamb Liver, Heart & Kidney $4

Heads $10

 

PORK

Ground Pork $6

Sausages $7-- Bratwurst, breakfast, Italian, Hungarian, Chorizo

Pork Chops $7

Shoulder Steaks $7

Shoulder Roast $6

Fresh Ham Roast $6

Smoked Ham Roast $8

Head $20

 

CHICKEN & DUCK

Whole Chicken $3.50

Half Chicken $3.75

Whole Duck $8

 

 KICKSTARTER REWARDS

WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP!

Posted 7/21/2017 11:23am by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

   

 

Hello from Yellow House!

I wanted to touch base and tell you that we 39% funded with just under two weeks to go in our Kickstarter campaign.
It is our goal to raise $20,000 in order to help us expand our sheep dairy with a pasteurizer, pipeline milking, & bulk tank.
This project will give us the flexibility to create new, fresh cheeses plus save us hours of labor and cleaning time in the milking parlor.
If you haven't done so already, please click through to the link, watch our video, read more about our project, pledge and share our message.
 
 

From Kevin

Ok, this is out of my comfort zone and pretty emotional for me. I really enjoy helping other people. I like problem solving and figuring things out. It makes me happy to see my friends and hardworking people being successful. I think it was part of the way I was raised and the example set for me. It’s what makes being an educator and a farmer so satisfying. Witnessing something grow from almost nothing to be thriving and productive with a little bit of my help is what drives me.

I spend a lot of time helping others and for whatever reason I hate asking people for help myself. I often turn down offers from people who want to come to the farm for a day and lend a hand. It’s mainly because what we do is loosely planned and somewhat chaotic. There’s a never ending list of things to fix and maintain along with daily care of living beings. The list of people that can jump in and understand what to do is very very short, so most of the time we bear down and just do it by ourselves. My 12 and 13 year old daughters are capable of handling and accomplishing tasks most grown adults would have no idea about and they do it in a most girly fashion. We honestly couldn’t function without them. Kristyn knows and does things I can’t. This equipment will benefit her most making her work less physically demanding and allowing her to produce new exciting foods that will benefit the Ohio local food scene.

I spend time I could be working at my own place, doing all sorts of things for others because you are my friends and people in need. I’ve volunteered with 4H since I was 18, serving as a club advisor, served on extension and livestock committees. I love to help and educate. I speak to church groups, community organizations, and classes at The Ohio State University. At the farm I host open houses, chefs with staff, food industry tours, cheese makers, sheep producers, vet students, classes from OSU, 4-H clubs, girl and boy scouts. I’ve never charged for any of this. It’s part of being a community.

As I said, this is way out of my comfort zone, but right now is when I need a little bit of help. I need your help to purchase equipment that frees up some of our time and takes away some of the physical burden of what we do. Anything you can throw our way would be very much appreciated. You get one guess as to what I’ll spend any extra time doing. You’ll probably get to see me and my family more. Please click on the link to our kickstarter and check it out. Feel free to call or message me or better yet attend one of the events we have going on in the next two weeks and talk to me in person.


      


From Kristyn

We started YHC as a small acreage enterprise at the house we bought when we were 23. It has 4.5 acres and a barn and an old carriage house with a root cellar that we turned into a creamery. Two years into business, a farm 5 miles from the house went for sale with 22+ acres. The farm was an old dairy farm that hadn't seen much farming in quite some time. The barns were full of junk car parts and janky paneling from home improvements of the early 80s. It was perfect for us. Buildings upon buildings that were useful to new farmers, places for hay, places for kids, places for pastures and grazing. Perfect for us. It was an agonizing decision to purchase this farm. We had only been in business for two years and still were quite unsure of what we were doing. If we bought this farm we were committed to having two properties because we couldn't build another creamery. So in true Henslee fashion we rolled the dice and went for it. We bought the farm. We're first generation back to the farm. Most farms get passed down from generation to generation, most paid for with built in equity, with little risk involved. But not us. At the age of 34, we went for it, and we are continuing to bring this farm back to life.

We'd love your pledge help us be able to continue to make forward progress on our family farm. The funds were raising are towards equipment so that I can milk sheep here, bringing the old dairy buildings back to life.

Any and every amount pledged gets us closer to our $20,000 goal. Thank you for always supporting our dream of sharing our farm with you.


Upcoming Events
Saucisson Saturday, July 22 11am-7pm. Lamb tacos served all day, Henslee famiy in the shop from 1-5pm, cheese and shenanigans this Saturday at Saucisson. Hope to see you there.
 
The Rhined Sunday, July 23 Noon-4pm Meet the Maker Come out and sample cheeses, check out this new shop and support a new business who is totally in love with our family farm.
 
111 Bistro Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM Cheese tasting with paired wines. $30
 
Toast Thursday, July 27 Cheese flights with the Cheese Makers
 
Fair Time
The girls are once again exhibiting their livestock at the Medina County Fair. The fair runs July 31-August 6th. 
Click here to read their buyers letter if you are interested in purchasing one of their projects.
    

Yellow House Cheese 9733 Wooster Pike, Seville, Ohio 44273

330.769.9733 yellowhousecheese.com

      

Posted 7/14/2017 10:43am by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

   


Kickstarter Update!

We are 16% funded with 20 days to go.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/256956897/yellow-house-cheese-supportfamilyfarms

Thank you to all of you that have pledged to our campaign. If you haven't yet, don't worry you still have time. Any and every amount pledged is valuable to our campaign. If you could take a minute to click through and watch the video and check out the pledge rewards, I would really appreciate it.

And if I could ask one more favor.... when you click through, right under the big green BACK THIS PROJECT box, there is another box that says share. Would you, could you please share our project to your friends, family and coworkers? That would be super amazing!!

Also if you could keep sending positive thoughts our way, we could really use them. Running this campaign and reaching out for help is not our strong suit. It's super difficult to ask friends, customers, family & strangers for money to help our business grow.

Thank you for the love,

The Henslee Family


Did you catch Kevin on TV last week?

The segment aired on New Day Cleveland last Thursday morning.

If you didn't get to see it, here's the link.

http://fox8.com/2017/07/06/artisan-cheese-in-northeast-ohio/


Upcoming Events

We have some really fun events coming up to promote our Kickstarter campaign. We'd love to see your familiar, friendly, smiling faces. Some of these events are out of town for us, so if you know someone in Columbus or Cincinnati that has always wanted to check out YHC, please pass along the information.

Sunday, July 6th 10am-Noon Meet & Eat at The Butcher & Grocer 1089 W 1st Street Ave, Grandview Heights, Ohio

Sunday, July 6th 12:30-2:00pm Meet The Maker at Black Radish Creamery at North Market 59 Spruce Street, Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, July 20th 8-10pm Flight Night at Coquette Patisserie 11607 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday, July 22nd 1-5pm Yellow House Pop Up at Saucisson 5324 Fleet Street, Cleveland, Ohio

Sunday, July 23rd Noon-4pm Meet the Maker at The Rhined 1737 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Wednesday, July 26th 6:30-9pm Meet & Eat at 111 Bistro 2736 Medina Road, Medina, Ohio

Thursday, July 27th 7-9pm Flight Night at Toast 1365 W 65th Street, Cleveland, Ohio


 

Always want to take a cheese making class?

    

Always wanted to take a cheese making class? I know the answer is yes, because y'all call and email me all the time. Here's your chance!! With a $125 pledge to our #kickstarter campaign you can learn cheese making basics, season your own cheese curds and learn to make your own mozzarella. 
RESERVE YOUR SPACE BY PLEDGING TO OUR KICKSTARTER TODAY
 

Yellow House Cheese 9733 Wooster Pike, Seville, Ohio 44273

330.769.9733 yellowhousecheese.com

      

Posted 7/5/2017 2:53pm by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

   

Kickstarter Campaign is now LIVE!

I just wanted to let you know that we have just launched our first Kickstarter campaign.

Not familiar with Kickstarter? It's a crowd funding website where you can pledge to support new products and businesses. It's goal is to bring creative projects to life.

It is our goal to raise $20,000 to purchase a pasteurizer, milk pipeline, bulk milk tank and cold storage to help grow our business.
 
This upgrade will allow us to produce fresh, pasteurized cheeses-- think soft spreadable cheeses, cheese curds, unique bloomy rind cheeses. It will also allow us to move our milking setup to the farm where we can graze our lush pastures while milking, upgrade our milk handling and cooling, plus add cold storage to ripen and store our new cheeses.
 
This Kickstarter campaign is the first time we have ever reached out to ask for help. We have built this business proudly on our own and it's very humbling to ask for your support. We are proud of what we do and hope that you can support us in our fundraising.
 
Gift levels range from $15-$1,500. Any and every amount is valuable to our campaign.
 
If you can't personally contribute, please share our posts and pass along our information to all of your friends, family and coworkers who support local food, agriculture and family farms.
 
We are so excited for this farm expansion and the flexibility it will bring to our business.
 
Here is the direct link to our Kickstarter site.
 
You will be seeing many posts on our social media-- facebook, twitter and instagram, plus enewsletter updates, If you don't follow us or subscribe, please click the links in our signature to follow our campaign. Please share and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
 
Thank you in advance for your support!
 
 

Old Brooklyn Cheese Company Meet the Maker
Come to Old Brooklyn Cheese Company this Saturday, July 8 from 2-4 to meet your favorite cheesemakers and sheep farmers.
We will be sampling our cheeses, telling fun sheep stories and promoting our new Kickstarter campaign.
Old Brooklyn Cheese Company is located at 4138 Pearl Road in Cleveland.

Come Visit Us at Farmers Market This Week!

On the historic Medina Square Saturday morning from 9am-1pm.

Saturday at the North Union Farmers Market at Shaker Square from 8am-Noon.

The Chagrin Falls market is on Sundays from 10am-1pm.


YHC Now in Cincinnati at The Rhined
For all of our Cincinnati followers you can now find us at The Rhined a new, exciting cheese shop located at 1737 Elm Street in Cincinnati.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/256956897/yellow-house-cheese-supportfamilyfarms

 

Yellow House Cheese 9733 Wooster Pike, Seville, Ohio 44273

330.769.9733 yellowhousecheese.com

      

Posted 5/22/2017 4:05pm by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

 

The Medina Farmers Market is Starting this week!

Come out and visit us on the historic Medina Square every Saturday morning from 9am-1pm. We are usually setup right near the gazebo. We will have our full lineup of cheese, plus lamb, beef, chicken and limited pork sausages. 

Each Saturday we are also at the North Union Farmers Market at Shaker Square from 8am-Noon.

The Chagrin Falls market starts Sunday, June 4.


MEAT BUNDLE IS BACK!!

Memorial Day Meat Bundle-- Half Chicken, 1 pound ground lamb, 1 pound ground beef, and 1 pound pork breakfast links for $28!!

Only 5 will be available at each market. If you want one, send a message or text to reserve yours today


PLACE YOUR ORDERS BEFORE MARKET

Did you know you can send over your market order during the week, and we'll just bring it to market for you?

It's just that easy. If you like to plan ahead, have an event to buy for or want to make sure you get what you need before you shop the market, just send a text or email to 330-769-9733 cheese@yellowhousecheese.com and we will bring exactly what you want to market.


If you are not already, please follow us on Social Media.

Follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for the most up to date info and happenings around the farm. 


Yellow House Puppies Available Soon

Gretta and Jasper have made beautiful Australian Shepard x Border Collie puppies. These puppies will be working stock dogs, smart and active. Available to new homes June 10. Please send a text or email if you are interested.
***Our family had this litter to bring another herding dog into the family. We are still choosing between Junie B & The Dude.***

       


Cheeses Now Available:

Farmers Daughter-- Sheep and cow mixed milk, wash rind cheese

Styx Mountain-- Italian peccarino style sheep cheese

Pleasant Street-- Spanish manchego style sheep cheese

Yellow House Blue-- Two time American Cheese Society Award Winner. Mild, smooth blue cheese

Kendall-- Bloomy rind, camembert style sheep cheese

Gretta-- NEW-- Kind of like a feta, named after our border collie.

All cheeses available for wholesale chef sale.


Plated Landscape with Spice of Life Catering Friday, July 28
ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT

We'd love to host you out at the farm for another amazing Plated Landscape dinner with our friends at Spice. Space is limited and ticket reservations are required.

Tickets are now available.

Click here for more information

What is a Plated Landscape Dinner?

Started in 2006 and trademarked in 2016, Plated Landscapes are the brain child of Chef/Founder/Farmer, Ben Bebenroth. These al fresco dining experiences take place at our farm, Spice Acres, along with other small family farms in our region that we source ingredients from. The evening begins with a handcrafted welcoming cocktail created by our beverage team at Spice Kitchen + Bar, along with farm inspired passed hor d'oeuvres. The 30-45 minute "cocktail hour" ends with a welcome from Ben and an introduction by the evening's host(s) - the farmers! The group will be led on a 30-45 minute tour of the farm and then seated at one long table under the stars (or in a barn or hoop house if weather doesn't cooperate!) for a five-course, wine-paired dinner that incorporates food from that farm, some of which, you may have picked on your tour! Spices' Plated Landscapes are sure to be the most unique dining experiences of your summer season!

Farm Dinner

 

      

Posted 4/3/2017 3:21pm by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

   

Time to Reserve your Easter Roast

Yellow House has leg of lamb roasts available from 3.5 to 6 pounds.

Cost is $12 per pound.

Please send an email to cheese@yellowhousecheese.com or a text message to 330-769-9733 to reserve.

Delivery is available to Shaker Square North Union Farmers Market this Saturday, Medina, or pick up from the farm.

Leg of Lamb Jeremy  Lamb Roasts

 

Cheese Availability

Yellow House Cheese currently has the following cheese varieties available:

Tower Road-- Italian Style Cow's Milk

Farmer's Daughter-- Wash Rind Cow's Milk

Sheep milk cheeses available mid-April.

Cheeses are available for both retail and wholesale

 

Plated Landscape with Spice of Life Catering Friday, July 28

We'd love to host you out at the farm for another amazing Plated Landscape dinner with our friends at Spice. Space is limited and ticket reservations are required.

Tickets are now available.

Click here for more information

What is a Plated Landscape Dinner?

Started in 2006 and trademarked in 2016, Plated Landscapes are the brain child of Chef/Founder/Farmer, Ben Bebenroth. These al fresco dining experiences take place at our farm, Spice Acres, along with other small family farms in our region that we source ingredients from. The evening begins with a handcrafted welcoming cocktail created by our beverage team at Spice Kitchen + Bar, along with farm inspired passed hor d'oeuvres. The 30-45 minute "cocktail hour" ends with a welcome from Ben and an introduction by the evening's host(s) - the farmers! The group will be led on a 30-45 minute tour of the farm and then seated at one long table under the stars (or in a barn or hoop house if weather doesn't cooperate!) for a five-course, wine-paired dinner that incorporates food from that farm, some of which, you may have picked on your tour! Spices' Plated Landscapes are sure to be the most unique dining experiences of your summer season!

Farm Dinner

 

Yellow House Cheese 9733 Wooster Pike, Seville, Ohio 44273

330.769.9733 yellowhousecheese.com

      

Posted 2/3/2017 12:56pm by Kevin & Kristyn Henslee.

   



Happy February!

Lambing Season is more than halfway complete and we start milking this weekend. So that's kind of exciting, right?

We have well over 150 lambs in the barn with about 30 more ewes left to lamb. Usually we don't start lambing until Valentine's Day but with Easter falling late in April this year, we moved up lambing to hit the Easter lamb market. This means earlier sheep cheese will be ready come April and lamb will be ready as soon as outdoor markets start for the season. 


 Super Bowl Deliciousness!

Come to the Shaker Square Market tomorrow from 9-Noon and pick up all you need for your Super Bowl Party!! Ground Beef or Chorizo for nachos, make a fancy cheese plate, Italian sausages to grill, smoke a whole chicken, the options are amazing!!

Can't make it to market? The farm store will be open from 10-1 tomorrow as well. Find us at 3771 Blake Road in Seville.

 

Farm Store Hours

We will be open tomorrow February 4th as well as next week February 11th from 10am-1pm for all of your local cheese and meat needs. You can call, text or email your order over early for speedy pickup or just show up and visit.

 

Lambing Open House

We are again inviting you out on Sunday, February 26 from Noon-4pm for our Lambing Open House.

Visit with the family, snuggle lambs, learn about sheep behavior and shop the farm store.

Totally family friendly, educational, fun and free.

Please wear weather & farm appropriate clothing and boots.

     

 February is Lamb Lovers Month

Check the American Lamb Board website for delicious recipes and fun giveaways all month. To celebrate, we are offering a Yellow House Lamb Bundle for $150. Contains a Leg of Lamb (4+ pounds), Lamb Shoulder (3.5 pounds), Lamb Chops (2.25+ pounds, about 8 total) and ground lamb (4 pounds). Only 5 will be available so reserve yours early. Delivery to market available and local pickup. We could even ship UPS if you want to send as a gift.


 

Thank you for all of your love and we are looking forward to many exciting adventures in 2017. Please continue to follow us here, on facebook, twitter, & instagram. Do you know someone that would love our products? We'd love you to spread the word about our family farm.

Stay warm! Love, The Henslee Family

 

 

Yellow House Cheese 9733 Wooster Pike, Seville, Ohio 44273

330.769.9733 yellowhousecheese.com