Hey, Louise, Do You Like Cheese?

Recently there was a host of guests speaking a language I didn’t understand. It wasn’t German, Spanish, French or Hungarian. I don’t think it was Italian either. As the lady walked up to the deli, we played charades and used a few universal words to communicate.
You don’t have to travel the world to have a cultural experience or to find out how many people just love cheese.
While our cheeses don’t come from around the world, they do come from around the US. No matter what you prefer – we have it! Curds, Dairy Free, Non-Refrigerated, Raw, Specialty or Traditional.
At the deli, you can gesture or speak English. Either way, we will understand your love for cheese.
I will clarify: There was some English speakers in the group, so it wasn’t all chaos and challenge, but enough that it was one of the best parts of my day.
FYI: We will be closed Thursday, July 4th.


A summer favorite. Use with veggies, crackers or spread on a toasted bagel.


If you haven’t tasted these yet, you’re missing out! Amazing alone or on a burger.

It’s Blueberry Time!

You must order in amounts of 10 pounds.
Michigan – $2.85
*Arriving mid July
*Exact date TBA
Indiana – $3.10
*Arriving around July 10th *Exact date TBA
*50# limit
Organic Indiana – $3.90
*Arriving mid July
*Exact date TBA
Indiana berries tend to be bigger and sweeter than Michigan – but it does depend on the year.
To order: send an email or call 815.692.3383.

Delicious Deli Deals

This sale runs for two weeks – until July 9th
Honey Roasted Turkey
normally $6.69 – now $5.69
Swiss Cut (with big holes)
normally $6.99 – now $5.99
Lightning Jack
normally $5.49 – now $4.49

Red, White, and Blue Dinner Salad

20 minutes | 1 serving
This dinner salad is perfect the 4th or July or any day! It is full of berries, cheese, greens, and chicken. There is also a homemade dressing recipe if you’d like!
  • spring greens
  • raspberries
  • sliced strawberries
  • blueberry cheddar cheese*
  • toasted pecans*
  • sliced chicken breast
Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil*
  • 3 T vinegar (cherry balsamic, white wine or apple cider*)
  • 3 T honey*
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste*
*Ingredients available at The Country Cupboard
  1. In a mason jar, add all of the ingredients and tightly cap the jar. Shake until well mixed. Adjust the seasoning to your liking and then store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Salad Assembly.
  1. Add the greens to a large bowl and add a bit of dressing. Toss greens to coat and adjust amount of dressing to your liking. Place greens on your serving plate. Arrange chicken, berries, cheese and nuts over salad and serve.
  2. For a take and eat lunch, put the dressing in the bottom of a bowl or jar. Top with greens and toppings and seal tightly. When ready to eat, just toss the salad and enjoy!

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