Proudly Bringing Iowa and the World’s Finest products – to the DSM.
Berkwood Farms is a coalition of over 60 independent family farmers. We have strived to reach excellence, by never sacrificing quality. Through this philosophy we have come to be one of the largest American suppliers of 100% certified pure heirloom Berkshire pork, and the only farmer-owned company with national distribution.
Maytag Dairy Farms
Cheesemaking is a fusion of art and science. Time and a few simple ingredients transform sweet, farm-fresh milk into a food with complex flavor and rich texture. Still today, Maytag Blue Cheese is crafted in the traditional, time-honored method.
We started La Quercia to create premium quality American prosciutto, then applied what we learned to other cuts of pork. Our appreciation for cured meats grew out of the three and a half years we lived in Parma, Italy, prosciutto’s area of origin, where we saw how the careful treatment of fine materials resulted in an accessible, sublime and entirely regional cuisine. Our ambition to create our own prosciutto came from our desire to take the bounty that surrounds us in Iowa to its highest expression. We seek to contribute to the growth of premium artisan-made American foods by offering unique dry cured meats of the finest quality.
All bakery items are produced from scratch with the highest quality local ingredients to create the most flavorful, notable sweet experience. And while we are able to produce any pastry item to customize your special event, our most desired desserts include specialized cakes to reflect the theme and décor of weddings and celebrations and appetizing bite-sized desserts for special occasions.
Every fine cheese, regardless of its type, has subtle nuances of flavor, aroma, color and texture that set it apart from all other members of its family. The same is true for the cheeses of Milton Creamery. The surest means of selecting the perfect cheese for your mood is by trying them.
Doug Bakker, Head Winemaker
Doug is the owner/winemaker of Madison County Winery located in St. Charles, Iowa. His wines have been awarded by some of the most prestigious international wine competitions. He is also recognized as a leader in the regional grape & wine industry. Doug has partnered with other winemakers and sources grapes from some of the best U.S. grape-growing regions, as well as, from local & regional growers. Following are some of Doug’s recognitions and awards:
- Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) through the Society of Wine Educators
- Industry Advisor for VESTA (Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance)
- Member, Advisory Committee for Midwest Grape & Wine Institute
- Wine Awards:
- San Francisco International Wine Competition
- · GOLD Medal (93 points) – Phat Man, a fortified/Port wine Sommelier’s Choice Awards
- · Silver Medal – Petite Sirah
- · Silver Medal – Phat Man, a fortified/Port wine
- 2019 Iowa Winemaker of the Year
Doug continues to participate in winemaking workshops led by some of the top recognized U.S. and international winemakers/wine educators.
“The goal of Doré Bakery is straightforward: We want to provide the Des Moines area with custom, quality cakes and desserts that are extraordinary and unforgettable. We take all factors into consideration to make each dessert personal and memorable for any special occasion or event, and we approach the creation of each dessert with precision and attention to detail. We are thrilled to partner with the Purveyor, whose focus aligns beautifully with ours in providing the highest quality products and in constantly striving to exceed expectations.”
Nik Pugmire, Executive Pastry Chef at Doré Bakery
Welcome to the Purveyor, your local European-inspired access to wine on tap, charcuterie and fine desserts by Doré Bakery! Let us show you how we aim to promise the best for our guests through our mission of procure, taste, education and conserve. Where did the idea...