During the winter of 20058, I made the first mustard guyere crackers at which point someone said, you should sell these. After many false starts, I first contacted Fadi M. Aramouni of the Food Science Institute on the Kansas State University campus in 2010. Again in 2012 and finally for the last time in 2016. I was then put in touch with the incubator kitchen on the Olatha campus of KSU whre, in 2016, the recipes were tested and re-tested until a line of five savory crackers were born.
I grew up in a family-owned, 100 seat restaurant (the Pacific Café in Sedalia MO) with full-time summer employment and part-time high school and college employment. I have been an approved caterer for major event spaces, manager of a school food service program, executive chef in a private dining room, operations manager of a gourmet takeout shop and an instructor of cooking classes offerered through two culinary shops.
- Caramel Sauce
- Chocolate Sauce
- Jam & Jelly
- Mixed Berry
- Sauces & Dressings
The line of five savory crackers - Mustard Guyere, Parmesan Thyme, Pepper Pecorino, Cheddar (currently made with Hemme Brothers aged cheddar) and Blue Cheese - each made with a specific cheese that pairs with one of the five major groupings of wine. These were designed to replace the cheese and fruit board that typically is trotted out whenever wine is served. In this instance, the cheese is on the cracker and there is a line of jams and preserves (the fruit on a cheese board) - the spreadables - to pair with the suggested wine.
The crackers pair with the wine as a small bite, a salad crouton or a condiment with soup. We use a premium organic, unbleached, all-purpose flour. Each flavor is available in the 1.25 oz bottle hanging favor box (made to fit the neck of a wine bottle) or a 4-oz box, perfect for stocking stufferes, corporate gifts, wedding favors, etc.
Currently available at the Sedalia Area Farmers' Market on the Missouri State Fair ground. Tuesday and Friday from 3-6 p.m. through October.
Beginning November 2, 2017 - April 26, 2018 a winter market will be held on Thursdays at First United Methodist Church in Sedalia.