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Welcome to Lake Erie Creamery

   With its establishment in 2006, Lake Erie Creamery became the first licensed artisan cheese maker in the state of Ohio. In 2013 the creamery was purchased by Brian Moran. Through his stewardship the creamery has expanded its line of cheese products and significantly increased the retail footprint of LEC.

   Brian’s background is in horticulture, spending more than 20 years as a landscape designer and gardener. Looking for an alternative occupation that would be equally creative and challenging he discovered cheese making. Brian worked under the original owners of LEC, learning how to make their cheeses, and he also took a number of courses at the Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese. However, the majority of his experience has come from the best teacher of all - making cheese.

   The creamery produces an assortment of goat milk and cow milk cheeses. While perhaps most well known for its chèvre, LEC has introduced a number of new cheeses over the last 3 years. Two of these cheeses have now become top sellers - Black Pepper Feta (a cow milk feta with butcher grind pepper) and Lake Erie Pearls (hand rolled goat cheese rounds with rosemary olive oil).


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