We finally got around to taking the kids to Traders Point Creamery for lunch the other day—my in laws were in town and we thought it would be a nice place to go with everyone. I haven’t been since my last post and honestly, couldn’t wait to try the grilled cheese again. I remembered it being so good.
Since there were so many of us, we also got a starter—it was the “Bloomy Puff” ($14) which is one of Traderspoint’s cheeses wrapped in puff pastry and served with a bunch of fruit and veggies alongside—there were apple slices as well as zucchini, squash, and peppers. There was also a bit of fruit preserves on the side. The bloomy cheese is a fairly mellow cheese—it sort of has the texture of a goat cheese, although it is a cow’s cheese. It is light and has just a little tangy kick—and when you wrap any cheese in puff pastry, I am going to be a fan. I did think the portion of cheese, particularly for the price, was a little small. I was expecting something a little bigger.
To continue with the cheese theme (it is a dairy after all), I got the same thing I ordered last time—the grilled cheese with avocado and bacon ($9) and upgraded my side dish to the mac and cheese ($4). Sadly, I was disappointed with my sandwich. The bread was much thicker and not really grilled much at all (I would call it very lightly toasted) and there was nowhere near enough cheese (just look at the one I had in my first post, they look really different). The bacon and avocado were plentiful and tasty, but you really want to taste the cheese here. Last time, the bread was really thin and grilled even flatter with a nice crispy exterior. This sandwich made me a little sad, because I was so hyped up for it (and had recommended it to everyone at the table). The side of mac and cheese was my saving grace—everyone really liked it and I ended up having to share mine with hubby and both my kids. It was not over creamy, and had good flavor from the Fleur de la Terre cheese (which is a Gouda and also happens to be one of my favorite Traderspoint cheeses). I will say, I thought it needed a little salt and pepper, which I added, and then it was perfect. I picked up some of the cheese and am making my own variation of it at home tonight.
Hubby ordered the patty melt (we actually split half and half) ($12) and we both liked it much better than the grilled cheese. They raise their own cattle and the beef was great (and cooked to order properly). There was Swiss cheese and grilled onions as well as a “special sauce.” The meat was really super tender and juicy and there was more cheese here than there was on the grilled cheese. The thicker bread worked on this sandwich because there was a lot of filling—you needed it with that big patty. It was a good burger.
I like the atmosphere of the place—and the fact they have beer and wine. The interior is like the inside of a nice barn—woodsy but with modern tables. The service was good and very friendly. And my kids liked checking out the cows after lunch. I just wish they hadn’t changed my grilled cheese, but at least now I know I will try something else next time.
Traders Point Creamery
9101 Moore Road
Zionsville, IN 46077