This post is in partnership with Midwest Dairy. #UndeniablyDairy
We had so much fun visiting the new Midwest Dairy exhibit at Grant’s Farm a few weeks ago! Grant’s Farm is always a must visit for us every summer, and it was even more fun this year learning about dairy farmers and seeing the dairy cows. Yes, they have dairy cows!
Jude and Ezra are picky eaters, but they LOVE pretty much any and everything dairy including yogurt, cheese, and milk! I always make sure I have our fridge stocked with a few options for them as dairy is so good for their brains, immune system, and getting some extra protein.
As you can see from the pictures when we visited Grant’s Farm they had a ton of fun *cowing around* at the new Midwest Dairy exhibit. < See what I did there!
I’m excited to share a new recipe with you that has become a summer staple at our house! We tried something similar at a local brewery we love and I had so much fun trying to recreate it at home. We went through a few different variations, but I think we nailed the final version!
This whipped feta dip is perfect for a date night at home, but also simple enough to prep ahead of time if you are entertaining! Not to brag, but everyone I’ve served this to has asked for the recipe! Call that a win! Bonus, Jude and Ezra also love it, call that a double win! Except if you know me, you know I don’t love sharing my food. ;)
This recipe is very simple and uses Greek yogurt as a base which is a great source of protein and calcium. The other main ingredient is feta cheese. Now something you may not know about feta is that traditional European feta is made with sheep’s milk. However most of the feta you see in our grocery stores are made with cow’s milk! I learned a lot from this article from thekitchn.com.
Cow’s milk feta tends to have a more mild flavor and a drier texture, which makes it great for crumbling. It can easily be used in all the same ways as true Greek feta.from thekitchn.com
I like making this recipe in my Vitamix, but any blender, immersion blender, or food processor will do. I think a toasted baguette is the perfect way to eat this dip, but pita chips or veggies would also work.
We also have been trying different toppers for the dip depending on what is in season, like fresh roasted tomatoes, peaches, or honey!
This recipe is perfect to get all those great health benefits from dairy. Dairy is essential to providing nutrients to people of all ages and can help our bodies grow stronger and improve our digestive health and immune system.
Our family was fortunate enough a few years ago to visit a real working dairy farm and learn just how local all our dairy products are and to see how hard the farmers work. Although you might not be able to visit a dairy farm, the Midwest Dairy exhibit at Grant’s Farm is great look into a working farm! Did you know the Midwest has more than 5800 dairy farmers bringing milk and other dairy products to local grocery stores every day? We love supporting our dairy farmers by including dairy into lots of meals, including dinner at Grant’s Farm where we enjoyed a St. Louis Cheese Steak Sandwich with shaved beef braised in Busch Beer, a Provel cheese sauce, fire-roasted peppers and topped with a horseradish crema! It was so delicious!
I hope you try this recipe and love it as well! Make sure to plan a trip to Grant’s Farm soon to visit the Midwest Dairy cows! Or you can click here to see a Grant’s Farm tour of a real working dairy farm! Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog! #UndeniablyDairy