Here's a little about us...
- Tulip Tree Creamery was founded in 2014 by Fons Smits and Laura Davenport (with the help of other helpful advisors click here to meet our team)
- Fons (orignally from the Netherlands) has traveled all over the world consulting with and developing dairy plants – focusing on small to
medium scale facilities
- Other recognized creameries in which he’s worked include: Cowgirl Creamery (CA), Traders Point Creamery (IN), Teton Valley Creamery
(ID), Ludwig Farmstead Creamery (IL)
- Fons' main focus is cheese making/production.
- Laura has a background in public health and biology where she worked as an adult educator in hospital settings and for a health-related
software company before moving over into the dairy world in 2004.
- Other creameries she's worked with include Traders Point Creamery (IN), Ludwig Farmestead Creamery (IL).
- Laura's main focus is sales, marketing, and education.
- We purchase our milk from Lot Hill Dairy Farm, Seymour, Indiana
- The milking herd is owned by Jon Claycamp
- He raises Holstein cows on this family farm – they currently milk about 40-50 cows – we purchase some milk and they sell the rest to a local
- They grow their hay and silage for their animals using only NON-GMO crops
- They do not use antibiotics or growth hormones on their milking herd
- They are in the process of becoming Animal Welfare Certified
- Tulip Tree Creamery is located on the northwest side of Indianapolis, IN
- We are currently working in a shared space facility and looking to move in to our own facility within the next year
- We have 3 full-time employees (including our owner) and about 5-part time staff who help us with farmers markets and with
- All of our products are made by hand
- We use traditional European Recipes and add our own twist to them
- A list of our current products can be found here: http://www.tuliptreecreamery.com/products/
- We are always developing new products and love feedback from our customers on which types of cheese we should make next
- Our products are currently being distributed mainly in the mid-west with a little reach outside of the region