Articles by Goot Essa

Articles by Goot Essa

Goot Essa began in 2001 when a group of Amish dairy farmers came together as a six-family cooperative. Their goal has always been to use their cheesemaking expertise to ensure every generation has the means to stay on the farm. In the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, “Goot Essa” means “good food” or “good eating.” It’s only natural they named their group Goot Essa, because they want to share their love for handcrafted, European-style cheese with you — so you can share it with friends and family.
Goot Essa recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Dates with Walnuts and Marn Vom Berge Kase
May 10, 2024
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Goot Essa recipe: Prosciutto Wrapped Dates with Walnuts and Marn Vom Berge Kase

These delicious little prosciutto wrapped dates with walnuts and goat cheese are the perfect addition to the start of any dinner party, gathering, or special occasion. They're bite-size and quick to assemble, but they'll leave a lasting impression on your guests!

Goot Essa recipe: Pennsylvania Dutch Herbed Cheese Spread
March 19, 2024
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Goot Essa recipe: Pennsylvania Dutch Herbed Cheese Spread

Looking for a great cheese spread that will be a special addition to the table during upcoming family get-togethers or holidays? This Pennsylvania Dutch Herbed Cheese Spread recipe from Goot Essa is easy to make, using just a few steps. The high-quality ingredients make this simple recipe into a real showstopper. Your family and friends will be begging you for the recipe... and you can proudly tell them that it was made from local Goot Essa cheese, made in the PA Wilds!

Goot Essa recipe: Rita’s Alpine Eggs with French Sauce
February 5, 2024
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Goot Essa recipe: Rita’s Alpine Eggs with French Sauce

Try this tasty recipe for Rita's Alpine Eggs with French Sauce! The recipe calls for Der Alpine Kase cheese from Goot Essa, which you can find on the PA Wilds Marketplace. This recipe will be loved by everyone for those lazy weekend mornings at home or a tasty brunch with to impress your friends. Although the presentation can feel upscale, the recipe is very accessible and tastes like a homestyle kind of "toast and eggs" breakfast you remember from your childhood... just upgraded!

Happy Cheese Lover's Day! Celebrate with cheeses from the PA Wilds
January 15, 2024
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Happy Cheese Lover's Day! Celebrate with cheeses from the PA Wilds

Happy National Cheese Lover's Day! Celebrated on January 20th each year, National Cheese Lover's Day is a time to incorporate some cheesy goodness into your life and "havarti" a "gouda" time. Our PA Wilds Marketplace makers, particularly Goot Essa, can help you celebrate this year in a delicious way.

Goot Essa wins 2023 American Cheese Society award
December 5, 2023
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Goot Essa wins 2023 American Cheese Society award

Goot Essa has been honored with a prestigious award at the 2023 American Cheese Society (ACS) competition. Their gourmet Emanuel Vom Tal Kase was awarded 3rd place in the “Soft-Ripened Cheeses” category. This recognition is a testament to their artisanal cheesemaking expertise, and reflects their rich Pennsylvania Dutch cheesemaking heritage.