Sustainability is part of almost every conversation we have as a business. Our team is always looking for new, innovative ways to be more Earth-friendly in the creamery, at farmer's markets and with the goats.
The New Year is a perfect time to reflect on your own personal sustainability efforts, including taking a peek inside the fridge.
Here are a few tips and ways to reuse, recycle and re-eat some of those Stepladder products in your fridge and pantry.
- The glass jar + lid from Marinated Fromage Blanc is a perfect for making homemade baby food, packing salad dressing in your work lunch or adding small items in your craft bin. A customer also said these jars are hot items for donation at thrift stores by people looking to can items at home. *This goes for the avocado blossom honey jars + lids, too!
- All shipping materials are biodegradable and recyclable. Our branded box includes specific instructions on how to recycle/break down materials. The insulation is also great for reusing when sending packages to loved ones around the country.
- Spicy Fromage Blanc containers are also recyclable, but easy to wash and reuse as well. If you don't want to reuse plastic containers for food storage, these make awesome kid storage containers for home desks, craft bins and doll accessories.
- It's easy to forget about a partially eaten container or wedge of cheese in the fridge. We've been there. Here's a general rule when it comes to cheese shelf life: 45 days (from best buy on the packaging) for soft cheeses like Fromage Blanc; 60 days for triple cremes like Ragged Point and 90 days for hard cheeses like Cabrillo.
- Use a reusable pack of beeswax wraps for hard cheeses when re-wrapping for fridge storage. Best to re-wrap triple crèmes in their original packaging.
- Always remember to bring your reusable bags when shopping at the farmer's markets. We have paper bags available, but appreciate when customers bring their own to eliminate waste.
Have a helpful tip or suggestion? We'd love to hear from you. Email our team or share something on social media about how you're making your cheese-eating habits better for the environment.