When Cheri Redgrave was diagnosed with allergies to dairy, peas, wheat and eggs, she thought it meant giving up the foods she enjoyed most. Her determination to make dairy free foods, without compromising taste, inspired Cheri to experiment with various nut milks. Cheri discovered that none of the nut milks available had the right viscosity or flavor to make traditionally dairy recipes taste right. So, Cheri and her husband, Chris, decided to try making their own nut milk; they only had to find the right nut for the job.
“Being from a hazelnut farming family, my friend Eileen suggested we try hazelnuts, so we did,” Cheri says.
Hazelnuts hit the mark, and the resulting product is a heart-healthy, shelf-stable, milk-like product consumers can use for cooking and baking, as well as for drinking and pouring over cereal. What’s more, Cheri’s HazelCream is made with Oregon hazelnuts to support local hazelnut farmers.
Cheri’s HazelCream is a family-operated company dedicated to helping people eat the foods they love without compromising taste or health. Cheri and Chris run everything from sourcing hazelnuts and producing HazelCream, to marketing and video production.
Their commitment to helping people with allergies thrive led the couple to donate to FARE Allergy Research and Education. Cheri and Chris continue to look for more opportunities to support allergy research.