COVINGTON, GA – (April 4, 2017) – Rock House Creamery (RHC), an inspired artisan dairy creating innovative, fresh products, has opened its doors for business. Located in the Clacks Chapel community of Morgan County, this vintage 100-acre dairy farm, is already shipping its milk and cheese products for retail sale.
RHC, purchased earlier this year by Keith Kelly, has been a working dairy since 1940 when it was established by the Johnston family. Operating by a simple mission, “to bring the community all-natural farm-fresh dairy,” RHC employs traditional methods to ensure the highest quality products.
“We will continue to build on the legacy established by the Johnston family while incorporating innovative, new technologies for exciting product offerings for today’s dairy consumer,” said Kelly.
Leading production at RHC is creamery manager, Tyler Davis, former head cheesemaker and affineur at Caromont Farm in Virginia. RHC is currently producing a creamline whole milk, fresh cheese curds, and a fromage spread. And, several cheddars and Tommes are currently aging.
“Quality dairy products start with the cows. We raise our cows so we can attest to the quality. A Jersey-Holstein cross, our cows are pastured and raised on forage year-round,” said Davis.
RHC takes quality seriously from its cows to its ingredients and production methods. The milk is always fresh with a promise to go from bottle to store in less than 48 hours, always.
“We are focused on flavor as well as nutrition, says Kelly. “Creamline milk is a very natural form of milk. It is pasteurized, but not homogenized. We feel this leads to the best flavor and most nutritional value, and for this reason our milk has a rich creamline on top that we’re proud of. But you’ll need to give it a shake before drinking.”
Another product Rock House Creamery is excited to launch next month is its Gourmet Chocolate Milk which has tested very favorably in initial consumer surveys.
“Our chocolate milk isn’t just for kids,” says Kelly. “It gets its unique, rich flavor from superior ingredients, such as West African cocoa beans. One of our chocolate milks uses spices from a recipe that dates back hundreds of years.”
RHC is working with UGA’s Food Product Innovation Center (FoodPIC) to deliver a few other novel dairy products. Alongside internationally renowned Director of FoodPIC, Dr. Kirk Kealey, RHC is looking to expand the line to include a unique Kefir.
True to its unique family brand personality, RHC cheese products are affectionately named with personal or historical significance. Clack’s Curds for example, are named Kelly’s late Grandfather Clack Broach, a prominent community resident.
RHC is a division of Rock House Farm in Leesburg. RHC wants to educate the community on its products to increase interest in local food and local farms. The creamery will offer tours this summer, where visitors will also be able to tour the 11-acre, certified naturally grown farm next door.
Currently, RHC milk and cheese is available for sale at Farmview Market in Madison.
For information on wholesale pricing and distribution, contact Tyler Davis at tyler@RockHouseCreamery.com or office: 678-729-1459, cell: 470-349-4585.
About Rock House Creamery
Rock House Creamery specializes in offering delicious and unique dairy products to our local and regional communities. Built on the foundation of a family farm started in 1940, we are continuing the tradition of producing the highest quality products, through tried and simple methods, using the strictest quality standards.