At Cleveland Kitchen, we believe in creating world-class culinary fermented foods for all. Fermented foods are regularly consumed within European and Asian cultures and we invested in finding a way for American consumers to simply and deliciously do the same.
Our team truly believes that fermented foods are a key to a healthier diet, and we want to make it effortless for people to savor them in any occasion. The hope for our new fermented dressings is that consumers can enjoy it regularly and reap the gut-health benefits from the millions of probiotics present in our one-of-a-kind dressing. Cleveland Kitchen uses the finest ingredients to make the best tasting sauerkraut and dressings. Our rustic cut provides a delicious crunch that is a perfect addition to any meal.
About the Brand
To us, Cleveland embodies a spirit of quality, hard work and authenticity. These are all traits that we reinforce every day when we produce our fermented foods and run our business.
Our team is extremely proud of our Cleveland heritage and thoughtfully source ingredients locally from Midwest farmers. This is something that was ingrained in us starting at a young age while working with local farmers through our mother’s nonprofit organization, North Union Farmers Market. It is an honor to support and uplift farms that we can personally collaborate within our local Ohio community. We are also proud to use innovative shipping and packaging materials to reduce waste and energy usage. E-commerce orders of our kraut are now shipped in a new insulated cooler that is made from recycled plastic drink bottles and is 100% recyclable.
Why do the dressings look different?
We recently made some design changes to the Dressing labels, so you are correct that they look a little different and you may see a mix of styles in your local store as the new design makes its way onto shelves. With this design we wanted to create a label that really tells the story of the world’s first fermented dressings and is loud and proud about their deliciousness and gut-healthy benefits. Don’t worry – our dressings are still packed with all the fermented goodness you love, just with a fresh new look.
Do the products need to be refrigerated?
Both Kraut and Dressings should be refrigerated both before and after opening for best quality and health benefits. Refrigeration keeps our Kraut crunchy and fresh and keeps our Dressings & Marinades smooth and vibrant. The cool temperatures slow the fermentation process of the live cultures in the kraut, ensure maximum benefit from the probiotics, extend the shelf-life and preserve the crunchy texture we love.
How long will my kraut last?
There is a ‘Best By’ date on each pouch. After opening, naturally fermented kraut can stay good for months! We at CK always eat our kraut in the first 30 days, for the crunchiest bite! If you see a change in color, texture, or unpleasant smell or taste this may indicate that other bacteria from your fridge have joined the party and you should throw out the remaining kraut.
How many probiotics are in this kraut?
As you likely know, raw sauerkraut like ours is naturally probiotic and rich in gut-friendly bacteria. As fermentation is a natural process, we do not know the exact count at any given time, but there are billions in each pouch. Leading dietitians recommend two forkfuls a day for optimal gut health.
How is this dressing so low in calories but so high in flavor?
Because we use delicious healthy vegetables in our dressings, we get both flavor and health packed into one great product!
Why do you use sunflower oil in your dressing?
Taste, health, and pourability. The non-GMO high oleic Sunflower Oil we use in our Dressings is a healthier alternative to oils like vegetable or canola and tastier and better consistency than olive and coconut oil.