Representatives from the Illinois Office of Tourism and Illinois South Tourism Bureau were in Bond County Tuesday morning to honor Marcoot Jersey Creamery, south of Greenville.
The creamery was officially welcomed into the state’s Illinois Made program.
Click below to hear Cory Jobe, director of the Office of Tourism, read the certificate presented to the creamery:
Amy Marcoot, president of Marcoot Jersey Creamery said the Illinois Made designation means a lot to their business and also to the community. She said when people come to the creamery they often shop in downtown Greenville and visit several other businesses as well.
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Illinois South Tourism President and CEO Dan Krankeola said the honor for the creamery helps advance the mission of the bureau.
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Marcoot Jersey Creamery has been in existence more than six years on the family-owned Marcoot Jersey farm. It specializes in the handcrafted production of artisan cheeses. The business also sells pasture-raised beef and pork, sweet treats, and a variety of local preserves.
Jobe said a feature about Marcoot Jersey Creamery can be seen online at www.EnjoyIllinois.com.