Detroit Street Brick
Located in the vibrant college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zingerman's Creamery is part of the famed Zingerman's collection of businesses. The original business, Zingerman's Delicatessen, founded in March of 1982 by Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig, still resides in an historic building near the Ann Arbor Farmers' Market, and over the years has gained a national reputation for its great food and great business model. Despite pressure to expand via franchise, Zingerman's has resisted opening up more branches. Instead they have chosen to create other stand-alone food production enterprises, in the process creating Zingerman's Creamery. Zingerman's Creamery is headed by John Loomis, and the cheeses John makes are either from cow's or goat's milk, sourced from local dairies. The range largely consists of mold ripened and fresh cheeses, each with their own variation. The texture of Detroit Street Brick is a dense, slightly crumbly and liberally studded with freshly cracked green peppercorns. The color of the interior paste is a dark ivory color, while the rind consists of a pure white, bloomy mold with faint patches of tan. Flavors are lemony balanced with the spicyness of the peppercorns. As the cheeses age, the pepper becomes more assertive and the cheese develops more goat flavor.