If you haven’t discovered the incredible quality of delicious Utah food products that local businesses have to offer, you are definitely missing out! From the finest meats and cheeses to sweet or salty creations, the Beehive State offers a delectable variety of local food products that will make any family dinner or holiday gathering something to savor.
1. Creminelli Fine Meats
Creminelli Fine Meats has been making artisan salami for centuries in northern Italy. In 2006, one of the brothers moved to Utah to embrace the freedom from the strict Italian consortiums and create new and exciting varieties of aged meats to please even the most refined palettes. I am always so proud when I’m in the delis of New York and see Utah’s own Creminelli Fine Meats showcased as the top choice for discriminating charcuterie boards. I wouldn’t use anything else!
Personal Recommendation: Tartufo
2. Beehive Cheese
Beehive Cheese began in 2005 when Tim Welch and Pat Ford jumped off the corporate bandwagon with a dream of making the finest cheddar cheese in the country. With a lot of hard work, they’ve become some of the finest cheesemakers in America. From humble beginnings, they’ve become internationally renowned for the quality of their cheese and their incredible, creative flavors.
Personal Recommendation: Seahive
3. Amano Artisan Chocolate
Amano Artisan Chocolate is the innovative creation of Art Pollard, a physicist from Brigham Young University. In the late 1990s, he began to study the production process of chocolate and soon discovered the fine nuances of using a single-source bean. Previously, fine chocolate used a blend of beans from around the world to mask unique regional flavor in favor of something more uniform, but Art blazed a new trail that revolutionized the chocolate scene in the western United States. Found in artisan stores around the world, Amano chocolate is made in Orem!
Personal Recommendation: Dos Rios
4. Redmond Real Salt
Redmond has been mining salt in Utah for more than 60 years. One of the purest salts in the world, it’s mined deep below the surface of the earth from the ancient sea beds of Bonneville Lake—away from the open sea and pollutants that come from living in a densely populated area. The flavor of Redmond’s salt is very different from other sea salts, and I love how the clean taste makes all my food more flavorful!
Personal Recommendation: All of them!
5. Slide Ridge Raw Honey
Martin James was just nine years old when he started raising bees with four hives. Today, his honey business has grown to more than 3,000 hives! Located in Mendon, Martin and his sister Karla are known throughout the United States for their beekeeping knowledge, and they are working tirelessly to keep American bees alive and well. Each sale of Slide Ridge products helps to fund research to find better ways to help keep honeybees healthy and happy.
Personal Recommendations: Honey Wine Vinegar
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