Brownwood’s Kream Mustard Wins Big at Napa Valley

Eastport mustard-maker Brownwood Farms formulated its sweet, tangy Kream Mustard on the shores of Torch Lake in 1945, and it’s been spooned on Up North hot dogs ever since. This spring the local fave made it big at the Napa Valley Mustard Festival World-Wide Mustard Competition. Chefs and food journalists awarded Brownwood Farms a gold and silver medal in a competition that drew 400 mustard entries from seven countries, including France and Japan.

Brownwood Farms Kream Mustard took home the silver medal in the Sweet Hot category. The Brownwood Farms Barbecue Mustard took home the gold medal in the Exotic mustard category.

Brownwood Farms began as a honey house during the sugar rationing of World War II. Then, in her Torch Lake kitchen, company matriarch Mary Louise Morse began formulating Brownwood’s Cherry Butter and original Kream Mustard, which is still a top-selling secret recipe after 60 years. Using fruit from Northern orchards, Morse’s children and grandchildren make from-scratch jams, cherry salsa and cherry barbecue sauce in addition to their mustards.

The Famous Kream Mustard, a favorite of Up North cooks (it’s divine in deviled eggs) and brat and sandwich-lovers (try it on a turkey and havarti panini) brings a delicious zip to this spring asparagus breakfast strata recipe:

Recipe: Asparagus Strata

Article Comments

  • Anonymous

    My mother, Helen Winget, from Middletown, Ohio, is looking for her cousin, Mary Louise Morse. They were camp-mates at 4-Way Lodge. Mother has lost track of her cousin.

    We used to visit often when we spent part of the summer at Walloon Lake. I was a counselor at 4-Way Lodge in the early ’60s.

    Helen is now 93 years old and living in a retirement community about a mile from us in Washington, DC.

    Ann Winget La Porta

  • Anonymous

    To Ann Winget La Porta –
    You may be able to reach Mary Louise’s daughter at 231-544-3910 at the original Honey House on East Torch Lake Drive.

    A small group of 4-Way Lodgers just held a reunion at Camp Hayo-Went-Ha. On this website, you may recognize a few familiar faces and places:

    It’s slightly out of date, but you’ll enjoy it anyway.