MITCHELL MB – Inspired by a recent post on Pinterest, Olga Davis has decided to try her hand at mass producing some Mennonite food in here kitchen.
Davis will be marketing home made kjielkje and schmaunt fat. “Macaroni and cheese has been popular for decades and there is no indication that sales will slow down anytime soon,” said Davis.
According to Davis, kjielkje and schmaunt fat is really just the Mennonite version of Macaroni and cheese. “It’s really the same thing, just better.”
Davis plans to sell her product as a freshly made and ready-to-serve dish. She is also researching the the feasibility of freeze drying kjielkje and canning schmaunt fat. This would give the product a much longer shelf life and facilitate sales beyond the rural areas around Mitchell.
Davis will also have a low fat version of the dish which will be marketed under the ‘Mennolite’ label.
Davis plans to approach the the Manitoba Department of Agriculture, Food Development Centre in Portage La Prairie to seek their endorsement prior to bringing her products to market.
When asked how someone with a name like Davis got into the Mennonite food industry, Davis replied, “don’t let the name fool you, I was born a Schellenberg.”