Robin, from Foremost Farms called me this morning in regards to the to questions I had about Foremost Farms brick cheese. She first began to explain that Foremost Farms mostly produces and sells Italian cheeses, which are mozzarellas, provolone and some cheddars. Robin did say that there is one Foremost Farm plant that does produce brick cheese though, but that was for special order only. Robin went on to explain to place an order for the brick cheese that they produce a full vat (4,000 lbs.) of brick cheese and that is what would need to be ordered. That would be 2 pallets of 54 cases (40 lb. blocks).
I told Robin that I was just experimenting with brick cheese for a Detroit style pizza and really couldnít order that amount of brick cheese.
We then on to talking about how similar brick cheese is to cheddar. I told her of the different kinds of cheddar I had used and how the cheddars can be mild, or have a stronger taste profile after the cheddars are aged. She also said that the Foremost Farms brick cheese also changes its flavor profile the longer it is aged.
I told Robin of the brick cheese I had ordered from Mandi Cheese shop (Eddieís brick cheese) and asked her if she had ever heard of that brick cheese. She said she didnít. I told her about my experiments with the Eddieís brick cheese producing a good tasting Detroit style pizza. I also told Robin that Mandi cheese shop had told me the Eddieís brick cheese is also made in Wisconsin by Great Lakes. Robin told me Great Lakes is also a really big cheese producer and maybe I could contact them about where there might be a distributor in Pa. for their brick cheese. She said she would think Great Lakes brick cheese would be very similar in taste to Foremost Farms brick cheese. I told Robin there is a pizza business in Pa. (Victory Pig) that I think might use brick cheese, so there must be some big cheese company making their brick cheese and also a distributor in Pa. that is selling Victory Pig brick cheese. She said she agreed.
I thanked her for calling me with the information and she said she really wasnít of any help, since they canít send me a sample of their brick cheese. I said she was a big help in helping me to understand more about brick cheese.